Ruth Chang

Ruth Chang

Professorial Fellow; Chair and Professor of Jurisprudence


My main research interests are in normative ethics, meta-ethics, practical ethics, axiology, moral psychology, the philosophy of practical reason, and the philosophy of action. I also have interests in political theory, governance, and the ethics of technology. Much of my recent work concerns the nature of choice and decision-making, matters that grow out of thinking about more fundamental phenomena such as values, reasons, and agency. In particular, what makes some choices hard, and what should we do in the face of hard choices? I’m interested in trying to answer this question across different domains of decision-making (and belief), including the legal, political, social, and religious.

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