R. Jay Wallace [home page]
William and Trudy Ausfahl Chair in Philosophy
Office: 134 Moses
Office hours: Thursdays 2:30-4:00 p.m. (other times by appointment)
Phone: (510) 394-3309
Courses for Fall 2022: Graduate Seminar: Agency, Value, and the Moral Status of Animals
(B. Phil., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Princeton University). His interests lie mainly in moral philosophy and the history of ethics. His research has focused on responsibility, moral psychology, normative ethics, and the theory of practical reason. Recently he has written on promising, constructivism, resentment, hypocrisy, love, regret and affirmation, and obligation. His publications include Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments (Harvard), The View from Here (Oxford), and The Moral Nexus (Princeton). During the past few years he has taught undergraduate courses on ethics, moral psychology, and free will and graduate seminars on promising, practical knowledge, future persons, population ethics, the moral nexus, and anger.