Ruth Chang

Ruth Chang is a Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. In 2016-2017, she will be a Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She has a A.B. in Philosophy from Dartmouth College, J.D. from Harvard University Law School, and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. 

Her research deals with the nature of normativity, explanatory relation between reasons and values, underdetermination of reasons or values, role of the will in practical reason, self-constitution, animal versus human action, social choice, and legal adjudication.

Representative Publications

“Comparativism: The Ground of Rational Choice,” in Errol Lord and Barry McGuire, eds., Weighing Reasons (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2015

“Value Incomparability and Incommensurability,” in eds., Iwao Hirose and Jonas Olson, Oxford Handbook of Value Theory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

“Grounding Practical Normativity: Going Hybrid”, Philosophical Studies, 164 (1): 163-187, 2013

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