Charles Larmore

W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professor in the Humanities

Brown University

Charles Larmore's work in moral and political philosophy has focused on such topics as the foundations of political liberalism, the nature of the self, and the nature of moral judgment. He has also published extensively on figures and problems in the history of philosophy, particularly in the area of 17th century philosophy and on German Idealism. He is currently at work on a book about the nature of freedom.

Charles Larmore is a philosopher working chiefly in the areas of moral and political philosophy. Having taught previously at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he joined Brown in 2006, where he is the W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professor in the Humanities. He is the author of ten books, one of which, Les Pratiques du Moi, received the Grand Prix de Philosophie from the Academie Francaise in 2004. Among his most recent books are The Autonomy of Morality (2008) and Vernunft und Subjektivität (2012). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.