Philosophy at St Andrews

Marcia Baron

Honorary Professor

Marcia Baron


Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Criminal Law, and Kant's Ethics


Marcia Baron joined the Department of Moral Philosophy in 2012. Her research interests are primarily in moral philosophy and the philosophy of criminal law, with secondary interests in political philosophy. Her publications include Kantian Ethics Almost without Apology (Cornell 1995), Three Methods of Ethics: A Debate (co-authored with Philip Pettit and Michael Slote, Blackwell, 1997), “Manipulativeness” (2003), “Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character” (2009), “Gender Issues in the Criminal Law” (2011), and “Self-Defense: The Imminence Requirement” (2011). Forthcoming articles include “The Ticking Bomb Hypothetical,” “Rape, Seduction, Shame, and Culpability in Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” and “The Supererogatory and Kant’s Wide Duties.”

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