Department: Linguistics & Philosophy
Rae Langton joined the department in the Fall of 2004. She taught at Monash University from 1990 to 1996, was a Fellow in the Philosophy Program, Research School of Social Science, Australian National University, from 1997-98, and taught at Sheffield University from 1998 to 1999, and at the University of Edinburgh from 1999 to 2004, where she was Professor of Moral Philosophy. She has been a visitor and guest speaker on many occasions at universities in Australia, Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand, India and Switzerland.
Her areas of interest include the history of philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and feminist philosophy, and she publishes in these areas. Her book on Kant's metaphysics and epistemology, entitled Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves, was published by Oxford University Press in July 1998. She is currently working on a volume of new and reprinted essays entitled Sexual Solipsism.