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Timmermann, J.

Timmermann, J.

Jens Timmermann, born in Minden, Germany, in 1970. Ph.D. from the Universität Göttingen. University Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews.

Fellow (1 September 2007 – 30 June 2008)


During my fellowship at NIAS in 2007/8, I worked on a number of related topics in Kantian moral philosophy, the most important of which was a monograph on the nature and definition of Kantian morality. The book – provisionally titled “Unconditional Goodness: The Foundations of Kantian Ethics” – discusses the characteristics of Kantian moral philosophy with reference to the notions of duty, value and virtue, which in contemporary philosophy are commonly used to classify ethical theories. In addition, I completed the text of a new critical edition of Kant’s Critik der practischen Vernunft for the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences; I edited two “Critical Guides” for Cambridge University Press; and I finished or revised several papers for academic journals and edited volumes.