Richard Kraut is the Charles and Emma Morrison Professor in the Humanities. He holds appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Classics. Having received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before moving to Northwestern in 1995. His interests include contemporary moral and political philosophy, as well as the ethics and political thought of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Outside of academia, he tries his hand at the piano and tennis, and enjoys novels, plays, opera, and chamber music.
Kyla Ebels-Duggan is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy. She works on issues in moral and political philosophy. Recently, some of her work has focused on the intersection of these areas with questions in the philosophy of education. She is interested in how to understand the interaction between our responsibility for children we raise and their responsibility for themselves, where to locate authority and responsibility for communicating value commitments to the next generation, the sense in which parents and educators ought to aim to foster autonomy, and the role of articulating reasons in moral education and development. She is also interested in the implications of the answers to these questions for broader issues in moral psychology, value theory, and political philosophy.
A.W. Eaton is an Associate Professor. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in both philosophy and art history in 2003. She works on topics in feminism, aesthetics and philosophy of art, value theory, and Italian Renaissance painting. Her special interests include the epistemological and ontological status of aesthetic value, the relationship between ethical and artistic value, feminist critiques of pornography, representations of rape in the European artistic tradition, and artifact teleology (for more details and publications, see her website). Professor Eaton was a Laurence Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton's Center for Human Values in 2005-6. She is the editor of the Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art section of Philosophy Compass.