Anne Margaret Baxley (NHC Fellow, 2003–04)

Project Title

Kant's Theory of Virtue: The Importance of Autocracy

Virginia Tech

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2003–04

Anne Margaret Baxley wrote three chapters of her book project on Kant's theory of virtue and a paper on contemporary ethical theory on virtue, "Does Virtue Silence Competing Reasons?" which has been submitted for publication. She also completed the initial research for a work in progress on the morality of contempt. She revised an article entitled "The Practical Significance of Taste in Kant's Critique of Judgment," which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (forthcoming 2005), as well as an essay on Kant's account of the value of humanity, which will appear in a special collection The Metaethics of Moral Status: Perspectives on the Nature and Source of Human Value (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2006). She wrote a review of David Sussman's The Idea of Humanity: Anthropology and Anthroponomy in Kant's Ethics for Essays in Philosophy, vol. 5, no. 1 (2004).