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Cheshire Calhoun

Cheshire.Calhoun@asu.edu

Professor
SHPRS Philosophy Faculty
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Mail Code: 4302

(480)965-5778

Bio

Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bio

Cheshire Calhoun works in the areas of normative ethics, moral psychology, feminist philosophy, and lesbian and gay studies. Her publications include "Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet" (Oxford, 2000), two edited collections, "What is an Emotion?" (coedited with Robert C. Solomon, Oxford, 1984), "Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers" (Oxford, 2004), and essays on forgiveness, integrity, shame, common decency, and civility. She has been particularly interested in arguments for same-sex marriage rights in the U.S. Her most recent work centers on the temporal nature of agency and the necessary background conditions for taking an interest in one's own agency. That work includes essays on depression and demoralization, meaning in life, hope, and commitment. Two of her essays were judged by The Philosopher's Annual to be among the top ten essays to appear in print, "Changing One's Heart," in 1992 and "The Virtue of Civility,", in 2000.

personal webpage: cheshirecalhoun.com

Professional Service

Cheshire Calhoun edits the Oxford University Press series Studies in Feminist Philosophy. She is an associate editor for the journals Ethics . and, beginning July 2011, Ombudsperson for the American Philosophical Association. She has served as chair of the philosophy departments at Colby College and University of Kentucky and director of Women’s Studies at Colby College and the College of Charleston.

Teaching

Cheshire Calhoun teaches courses on philosophy of emotion, modern philosophy, philosophical psychology, ethical theory, feminist philosophical literature, and multicultural & global citizenship

Selected Publications

1.  Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting it Right and Practicing Morality with Others  (Oxford University Press, 2015)

2. "On Being Content with Imperfection," forthcoming Ethics

3. "Intimidation," forthcoming International Encyclopedia of Ethics

4. "Geographies of Meaningful Living," Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (2015): 15-34

5. Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers, Oxford University Press, 2004.

6. Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian & Gay Displacement. Oxford University Press, 2000.

 

 

 

Research Interests

Cheshire Calhoun works in the areas of normative ethics, moral psychology, feminist philosophy, and lesbian and gay studies. Her publications include Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting it Right and Practicing Morality with Others (OUP 2015), Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet (OUP, 2000), two edited collections, What is an Emotion? (coedited with Robert C. Solomon, OUP, 1984) and Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers (OUP, 2004), as well as essays on forgiveness, integrity, shame, common decency, and civility. She has been particularly interested in arguments for same-sex marriage rights in the US. Her most recent work centers on the temporal nature of agency and the necessary background conditions for taking an interest in one's own agency. That work includes essays on depression and demoralization, meaning in life, hope, and commitment. Two of her essays were judged by The Philosopher's Annual to be among the top ten essays to appear in print in 1992 ("Changing One's Heart") and 2000 ("The Virtue of Civility"), and "Geographies of Meaningful Living" won the Journal of Applied Philosophy's prize for the best essay in volume 32.

Courses

Fall 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 405 Moral Psychology
PHI 530 Moral Psychology
PHI 599 Thesis

Spring 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 329 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 792 Research

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 337 Ethical Theory
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 795 Continuing Registration

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 590 Reading and Conference

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 302 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 302 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 592 Research
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference

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