Kenneth Walden

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Philosophy

I work on ethics. At the moment I am interested in the ways that our aesthetic powers contribute to human agency, the normative ground of duties of respect, and the ways that social and historical conditions shape the normative landscape.


(603) 646-1692
309 Thornton Hall
HB 6035


Philosophy, Cognitive Science


  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • A.B. Harvard College

Selected Publications

  • "Reason and respect", Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. 15, 2020.

  • "Incomparable numbers", Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, vol. 10, 2020.

  • "Reason unbound", European Journal of Philosophy 27(3), 2019.

  • "The sublime Clara Mather", in Portraits and Philosophy, 2019.

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Works In Progress

"Normativity and agency" for the Routledge Handbook of Agency