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Professor Richard Moran Professor
Richard Moran
Brian D. Young Professor of Philosophy

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Professor Richard Moran received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1989 and began teaching at Princeton, coming to Harvard in 1995. His interests include philosophy of mind and moral psychology, the nature of testimony, aesthetics and the philosophy of literature, and the later Wittgenstein.

He has published papers on metaphor, on imagination and emotional engagement with art, and on the nature of self-knowledge. A book Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge, was published by Princeton University Press in 2001.

Recent publications include:

*"Kant, Proust, and the Appeal of Beauty," forthcoming in Critical Inquiry.

*"Self-knowledge, 'Transparency', and the Forms of Activity" in Introspection and Consciousness, edited by Declan Smithies and Daniel Stoljar (OUP, 2012).  

*"Anscombe on 'Practical Knowledge'", in Agency and Action, eds. J. Hyman & H. Steward, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 43-68 (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement: 55).

He has recently taught courses on the above topics, and on the nature of the person, self-deception, language and literature, social explanation and interpretation, rationality and irrationality.

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