Ruth Chang

Ruth Chang is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University . [2] She is Berninahaus for re research on the incommensurability of values and one as practical reason and Normativity. [3] [4] She is ook widely Berninahaus for re work on ‘hard choices’ and decision-making, and re research has leg the subject of radio, newspaper, and magazine articles in the United States, Brazil, Taiwan, Austria, Australia, Canada, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom. [5] Her TED talk on the subject has had over 4 million views, [6] and re ideas port leg Presented in popular venues zoals The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, and a number of international venues . [7] She has a leg consultant or Lecturer for institutions and industries waaronder video gaming, marketing, pharmaceuticals, the US Navy, and the World Bank. [8]

She is the author of Making Comparisons Count, and the editor of the first volume on the topic or incommensurability of values in the Anglo-American world, Incommensurability, Incomparability, and Practical Reason , [9] and has authored numerous articles and book chapters.

Education and career

Chang graduated from Dartmouth College in 1985 with a BA in philosophy. [2] In 1988, she graduated from Harvard Law School with a JD [2] In 1991, she was appointed a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford , where she COMPLETED re D. Phil. in 1997 after two year-long visiting Appointments at UCLA and the University of Chicago Law School . [2] She’ll be lectured at verschillende of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in this time period.

Research areas

Chang’s principal research interests lie in normative ethics, metaethics, action theory and moral psychology. Her work focuses on practical-conflict, the nature or reasons and values en hun relations, and rational agency. She is Berninahaus for arguing dat two items welke veins Neither better nor worse than one Another and yet not equally good ‘may nevertheless be vergelijking: they’ ‘may be’ on a par ‘. [1] [3] Her work develops a view of rational agency, hybrid volunteerism ‘, dat Grows out or re interest in the underdetermination or values and hun associated reasons volgens to welke agents kan create reasons and values through commitment. [10] She has’ll be written on value pluralism and social choice. [2] She has bepaald verschillende public lectures on decision-making, love, and commitment.

Awards and fellowships

Chang has RECEIVED a number of fellowship awards waaronder at the National Humanities Center [11] and the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at the Kennedy School of Government . [12] She was ook a Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values , [13] a Charles K. Ryskamp Fellow at the American Council of Learned Societies , [14] and a Nicholas Berggruen Fellow at the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences . [15] She was a Scot’s Centenary Fellow in Scotland, welke involved a lecture tour around Scotland. [16]

Selected works

  • Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997) ISBN 978-0674447561
  • Making Comparisons Count (New York: Routledge, 2001), Studies in Ethics, series editor, Robert Nozick. ISBN 978-0815337829
  • “The Possibility of Parity” 112 Ethics July 2002, pp. 659-88.
  • “All Things Considered” 18 Philosophical Perspectives , January 2004, pp. 1-22
  • “Voluntarist Reasons and The Sources of Normativity” Reasons for Action eds., Sobel and Wall, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 243-71
  • “Commitments, Reasons, and the Will” in Shafer-Landau, ed., Oxford Studies in Metaethics , Vol. 8, 2013
  • “Grounding Practical Normativity: Going Hybrid”, Philosophical Studies , 2013


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Protevi John. “New APPS Interview: Ruth Chang” . NewApps . Retrieved 17 January 2013 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e “Chang, Ruth” . Rutgers . Retrieved 16 January 2013 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Hsieh, Nien-have. “Incommensurable Values” . Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . Stanford . Retrieved 16 January 2013 .
  4. Jump up^ Schroeder, Mark. “Value Theory” . Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . Stanford . Retrieved 16 January 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ See eg: 2-part radio interview with “Eye on China”, English service Radio Taiwan International, with Natalie Tso, Program Host at; Nova Magazine (Brazil) December issue, 2014, pp. 76-79; Chicago Tribune, with Jessica Reynolds, October 8, 2014 at; Open House (Australia) at; ; Radio Kaffeehaus (Austria) at; D Magazine (Italy) at; Globes Newspaper (Israel) November 27, 2014 at; 3a.m. Magazine (United Kingdom) at
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  7. Jump up^ New York Times Op-Ed: Resolving to Create a New You ‘ html? _r = 0; Chicago Tribune: by Jessica Reynolds, October 8, 2014 at; Marie Claire: “That’s What She Said: Straight talk Worth Repeating from some of Our Favorite Women”, in 20th Anniversary issue of Marie Claire September Issue 2014, pp. 96; Cosmopolitan: “Five talks with amazing women to give you megamotivation in 2015”, December 16, 2014
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  9. Jump up^ Arpaly, nomy (October 2000). “Incommensurability, Incomparability, and Practical Reason”. Mind . New Series. 109 (436): 864-866.
  10. Jump up^ Muehlhauser, Luke. “CPBD 021: Ruth Chang – What is Morality?” . Common Sense Atheism . Retrieved 17 January 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ “National Humanities Center Fellows 2009-10 and Their Projects” . National Humanities Center.
  12. Jump up^ “Faculty Fellows” . Harvard University . Retrieved 17 January 2013 .
  13. Jump up^ “Previous Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellows” . Princeton University . Retrieved 17 January 2013 .
  14. Jump up^ ACLS archives for Charles Ryskamp Fellowships, 2002-3
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