Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 111
DegreesUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, M.A.
Santa Clara University, B.A.
ExpertiseResearch Interests: Immanuel Kant, moral philosophy, history of philosophy
ProfileKate Moran received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Her research focuses primarily on Immanuel Kant's practical philosophy. Her current research includes an examination of dependence among agents in Kant's moral philosophy -- including questions surrounding gratitude, charity, and indebtedness. Prof. Moran teaches courses on Immanuel Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy, as well as courses in ethics, moral psychology, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. She is a recipient of a Davis Foundation Teaching and Learning Fellowship. Prof. Moran has received research awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and Brandeis University. Webpage
|PHIL||1a||Introduction to Philosophy|
|PHIL||107b||Kant's Moral Theory|
|PHIL||109b||Ethics and Emotions|
|PHIL||114b||Topics in Ethical Theory|
|PHIL||122a||History of Ethics|
|PHIL||214a||Graduate Seminar in Normative Philosophy|
Awards and Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2014)
Davis Foundation Teaching and Learning Fellow (2013)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2013)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2010)
History of Ideas Course Development Grant (2009)
Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship (2007)
Moran, Kate A.. "Demandingness, Indebtedness, and Charity: Kant on Imperfect Duties to Others." The Palgrave Kant Handbook. Ed. Matthew Altman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (forthcoming)
Moran, Kate A.. "Neither Justice nor Charity? Kant on 'General Injustice'." Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2017). (forthcoming)
Moran, Kate A.. Kant on the Miser. Proc. of XII International Kant Congress. Vienna, Austria: De Gruyter, 2017. (forthcoming)
Moran, Kate A.. "Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue." Rev. of Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue, by Chris Surprenant. Kantian Review vol. 21 2016
Moran, Kate A.. "Much Obliged: Kantian Gratitude Reconsidered." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 98. 3 (2016).
Moran, Kate A.. "Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives." Rev. of Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives, by Katrin Flikschuh and Lea Ypi (eds.). British Journal for the History of Philosophy vol. 24 2015
Moran, Kate A.. "Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History." Rev. of Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History, by Kristi Sweet. Critique vol. June 2015 2015
Moran, Kate A.. "Delusions of Virtue: Kant on Self-Conceit." Kantian Review 19. 3 (2014): 445–473.
Moran, Kate A.. "Kant on Practical Justification." Rev. of Kant on Practical Justification, by Mark Timmons and Sorin Baiasu. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie vol. 96 2014: 492–498.
Moran, Kate A.. For Community's Sake: A (Self-Respecting) Kantian Account of Forgiveness. Proc. of XI International Kant Congress. DeGruyter, 2013.
Moran, Kate A.. Community and Progress in Kant's Moral Philosophy. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012.
Moran, Kate A.. "The Ethical Community as Ground of Moral Action: An Interpretation of the Highest Good." Rethinking Kant. vol. 3 Ed. Oliver Thorndike. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 78-99.
Moran, Kate A.. "Can Kant Have an Account of Moral Education?." Journal of Philosophy of Education 43. 4 (2009).