Amélie Oksenberg Rorty, 2007–2008 | National Humanities Center

Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (NHC Fellow, 2007–08)

Project Title

On the Other Hand: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Harvard University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2007–08

Amélie Oksenberg Rorty revised four chapters, and wrote three new chapters for On the Other Hand: The Ethics of Ambivalence, which will also be published as articles: "Educating the Imagination" for the Oxford Handbook on Education, "Ambivalence, Imagination, and Epistemic Relevance" for the Oxford Handbook on the Emotions, and "Moral Egalitarianism vs. Moral Elitism" for In Search of Goodness (University of Chicago Press). She finished an introduction to Kant's "Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Aim" for History as Philosophy: Essays on Kant's Idea for a Universal History, which she coedited (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2009), and "The Dramatic Sources of Philosophy" for Philosophy and Literature. In addition, she drafted "On Being Rational" for Ratio (forthcoming 2009), as well as a journal article "Questioning Moral Theories."