Kieran Setiya

Kieran Setiya is a Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Jesus College, Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University. 

He works primarily with ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of action but has also researched the history of philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind. One of his most well-known ideas is that philosophy can solve a mid-life crisis.

Representative Publications

“Wrong-Making Reasons,” forthcoming in Simon Kirchin, ed., Reading Parfit: On What Matters (Routledge)

“The Ethics of Existence,” Philosophical Perspectives 28 (December 2014)

“The Midlife Crisis”Philosophers’ Imprint 14 (November 2014)

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