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Cheshire Calhoun

Cheshire.Calhoun@asu.edu

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SHPRS Philosophy Faculty
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Mail Code: 4302

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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.  “What Good is Commitment?” Ethics 119, no. 4 (July 2009): 613-641.

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

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

4. What is an Emotion? Classic Readings in Philosophical Psychology. Coedited with Robert C. Solomon. Oxford University Press, 1984. Spanish translation by Mariluz Caso (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1989).

5. "Losing One's Self,"in Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, eds. Catriona MacKenzie and Kim Atkins, (Routledge: New York & London, 2008).

6. "Who’s Afraid of Polygamous Marriage: Lessons for Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy from the History of Polygamy," San Diego Law Review, 42 (2005): 1023-1042.

7. "An Apology for Moral Shame", Journal of Political Philosophy, June 2004.

Research Interests

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) and Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers (Oxford, 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").

Courses

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

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 592 Research
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 302 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 302 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 799 Dissertation

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 302 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 494 Special Topics
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Book chapter: Cheshire Calhoun. "Reliable Democratic Habits and Emotions". Nomos LIII: Passions and Emotions. New York University Press (2012).

  2. Cheshire Calhoun. "Living with Boredom". Sophia (2011).

  3. Cheshire Calhoun. "The Undergraduate Pipeline Problem". Hypatia (2009).

  4. Cheshire Calhoun. "What Good is Commitment?". Ethics (2009).

  5. Review of: Sex and Ethics: Essays on Sexuality, Virtue, and the Good Life. Social Theory and Practice (2008).

  6. Review of: The Ethics of Care Ethics 119 (October 2008): 184–189. Ethics (2008).

  7. Review of: Why Privacy Isn't Everything. Ethics (2008).

  8. Review of: Moral Repair. Dialogue (2007).

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Presentations

  1. Cheshire Calhoun "But What About the Animals?". Vanderbilt Philosophy Department Colloquium. (Dec 2011).
  2. Cheshire Calhoun "But What About the Animals?". Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference. (Aug 2011).
  3. Cheshire Calhoun Living with Boredom. Arizona Moral and Political Philosophy Conference. (Nov 2009).
  4. Cheshire Calhoun Living with Boredom. 25th Anniversary of Hypatia Conference, University of Washington,. (Oct 2009).
  5. Cheshire Calhoun "Living With Boredom". Yale Workshop on Mind, Memory, and Imagination. (Mar 2009).
  6. Cheshire Calhoun "Living with Boredom". Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, session honoring Robert Solomon. (Jul 2008).

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Service

  1. Social Philosophy and Policy, Project Editor (2012 - present)
  2. SHPRS Philosophy, Faculty Head (2012 - present)
  3. SHPRS, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy (2010 - present)
  4. Philosophy Program, Director of Undergraduate Studies (2010 - present)
  5. Ethics, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  6. Ethics, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  7. Ethics, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  8. Ethics, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  9. Oxford University Press, Series Editor (2001 - present)
  10. Oxford University Press, Series Editor (2001 - present)
  11. Oxford University Press, Series Editor (2001 - present)
  12. Oxford University Press, Editor, series, Studies in Feminist Philosophy (2001 - present)
  13. Oxford University Press, Studies in Feminist Philosophy, Series Editor (2001 - present)
  14. American Philosophical Association, Ombudsperson for Non-Discrimination (2011 - 2014)
  15. Institute for Humanities Research, Advisory Board member (2008 - 2011)
  16. Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Associate Editor (2008 - 2011)
  17. Hypatia, manuscript reviewer (2010)
  18. SHPRS, Hiring Committee for Assistant Director of Advising, committee member (2010)
  19. APA Inclusiveness Committee, Chair (2007 - 2010)

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