Rae Langton

University of Cambridge
Philosopher; Educator
Humanities and Arts
Professor of Philosophy.Kantian philosopher with interests that include history of philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and feminist philosophy. Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves (1998) discusses Kant's metaphysics and epistemology. Sexual Solipsism (2009) is a feminist analysis of objectification and its relevance to a critique of pornography. This book reinvigorates and extends the traditional Kantian idea that there is something wrong with treating a person as a thing. It also includes work on Kant's moral philosophy, on theories of value, and on love. Prior to MIT, she taught at Monash University in Melbourne, Sheffield University, and the University of Edinburgh, where she was the first woman to be appointed professor of philosophy. She was a fellow in the Philosophy Program at the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University, 1997-98.
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