Sally Sedgwick

LAS Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Professor of Germanic Studies

Sally Sedgwick is Professor of Philosophy, LAS Distinguished Professor, and Affiliated Professor of Germanic Studies.  She is also Placement Director for 2015-16. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1985, and has held visiting positions at Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the universities of Bonn, Bern and Luzern. Her main areas of research are the practical and theoretical philosophies of Kant and Hegel. She has been awarded grants by NEH, ACLS, DAAD, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.

 Her publications include the monographs Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2008) and Hegel's Critique of Kant (Oxford, 2012). She is editor of the volume The Reception of Kant's Critical Philosophy: Fichte, Schelling and Hegel (Cambridge, 2000). Since 2014, she is co-editor of the International Yearbook of German Idealism.  In 2009/10, she was President of the Central Division of the APA. Professor Sedgwick's complete CV can be found here.

Recently, Prof. Sedgwick discussed Hegel's critique of Kant's ethics at the University of Chicago. A podcast of her discussion can be found here.

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