Kenneth Walden

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Philosophy

I work on ethics, aesthetics, and agency. At the moment I am interested in various combinations of those issues, for instance 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
Thornton, Room 309
HB 6035




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

Selected Publications

  • "Agency and normativity", in Luca Ferrero (ed), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Agency, 2022.

  • "Kantian constructivism" (with Julia Markovits) in Ruth Chang and Kurt Sylvan (eds), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Practical Reason, 2021.

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

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

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