PhD, Philosophy, University of Pittsburg, 1999
Associate Professor, PhilosophyMedia Contact Information:
This expert is available for interviews. To contact this expert or other experts, please call The New School’s Public Relations office at 212.229.5151.Areas of Expertise:
Moral Philosophy; Wittgenstein; Philosophy and Literature; Feminism and PhilosophyProfile:
Alice Crary is a moral philosopher whose work is grounded in the idea that the world of moral thought, far from being “hard” or ethically neutral as most moral philosophers maintain, is laden with value. This idea has significant implications for how we view moral responsibility. It follows that bringing the world into focus in a manner relevant to ethics requires not merely technical or scientific acumen, but more specifically moral forms of imagination and insight. In addition to addressing issues that unambiguously fall within ethics, her research and publications engage with questions in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, moral psychology, aesthetics and philosophy of literature. She brings her theoretical views about ethics to bear on a range of practical issues, including issues of gender discrimination and the ethical treatment of animals. She is currently completing a book entitled, Inside Ethics: Resituating Human Beings and Animals.Courses Taught:
- Philosophy and the Animal
- The Fate of the Novel
- Philosophy and Literature
- Philosophy and the Visual Arts
- Mind, Language and Reality
- Feminism and Philosophy
Beyond Moral Judgment. Harvard University Press, 2007.
Editor of Wittgenstein and the Moral Life: Essays in Honor of Cora Diamond. MIT Press, 2007.
Co-editor of The New Wittgenstein. Routledge, 2000.
Reading Cavell. Routledge, 2006.