Crary, Alice

Alice Crary

Alice Crary
PhD, Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1999;
MA, Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1993;
AB, Philosophy, Harvard University, 1990
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Alice Crary is the author of many articles on moral philosophy, philosophy & literature, animals & ethics, and feminist theory, as well as on figures such as Wittgenstein and Austin. She is currently writing a book on ethics and animals.Concentrations: Moral Philosophy; Wittgenstein; Philosophy and Literature, Feminism and Philosophy.
Courses Taught:
My courses at Lang College cover the full range of my research interests. I have offered courses on ethics, Wittgenstein, philosophy & literature, Hume, Kant, Hegel and – to mention one of my newer interests – philosophy & animals. In coming years, I plan to offer courses on these topics and also on feminism & philosophy.
Recent Publications:
  • 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)
Office Location:
The New School for Social Research
Philosophy Department
79 Fifth Avenue, Room 1115
New York, NY  10003
Office Hours:
Tues 12-1, Thurs 4:30-5:30 and by Appointment
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5707 x3074


Research Interests:
I am co-editor of The New Wittgenstein (Routledge, 2000) and Reading Cavell (Routledge, 2005) and editor of Wittgenstein and the Moral Life (MIT Press, 2006). I am author of Beyond Moral Judgment (Harvard University Press, 2006), and I am currently working on a new book entitled Humans, Animals, Right and Wrong.
Awards and Honors:
  • Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values (2003-2004)
  • New School’s University Distinguished Teaching Award (2005)

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