Stephen Darwall

Stephen Darwall is the Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy at Yale, many years after being a Morse frosh in 1964. He graduated as a Philosophy major after playing in the Band and managing the men’s swimming team. He went on to the University of Pittsburg for his Master’s in Philosophy and then taught at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until 1984. It was then on to the University of Michigan where Professor Darwall taught for 24 years, served as department chair for 8, and as Director of the Honors Program in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. In 2008 he joined Yale. He is deeply interested in moral philosophy and its history, and is focused on questions around the nature of moral obligation and well-being.

Profession and title: 
Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy

Prof. Darwall is happy to have lunch or dinner with interested students.

Areas for involvement with Morse students: 
Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen
Career advising
Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications
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