Oliver Sensen, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Cambridge University (2004)

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Studies


105J Newcomb Hall

(504) 862-3386

Academic Interests

  • Kant
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Ethics



Selected Articles

  • "Kant's Conception of Human Dignity" in: Kant-Studien 100 (2009), pp. 309-331. link.
  • "Kant's Conception of Inner Value" in: European Journal of Philosophy 19 (2011), pp. 262-280. link.
  • "Dignity and the Formula of Humanity (ad IV 429, IV 435)" in: Jens Timmermann (ed.): Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Critical Guide, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 102-118.
  • "Human Dignity in Historical Perspective: The Contemporary and Traditional Paradigms" in: European Journal of Political Theory 10 (2011), pp. 71-91.  link
  • "Kant’s Constructivism" in: Carla Bagnoli (ed.): Moral Constructivism: For and Against, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
  • "Friendship in Kant's Moral Thought" in: Damian Calouri (ed.): The Philosophy of Friendship: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillian (forthcoming).
  • "Kant on Duties Towards Other Human Beings from Respect," in: Trampota et al. (eds.), Kant’s Tugendlehre, Berlin: de Gruyter (forthcoming).
  • "Kant" in: Fred D'Agostino / Jerry Gaus (eds.): Routledge Companion to Political and Social Philosophy, London: Routledge (forthcoming).
  • "Kant's Other Arguments For Freedom" in: Claudio La Rocca et al. (eds.): Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense (forthcoming).
  • "Kant on the Value of Autonomy" in my (ed.): Kant on Moral Autonomy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
  • "Kant's Treatment of Human Dignity in the Groundwork" in: Valerio Rohden et al. (eds.): Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants. Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, Berlin / NY: de Gruyter, 2008, pp. 411-421.
  • "Kants Begriff der Menschenwürde" in: F.-J. Bormann / C. Schröer (eds.): Abwägende Vernunft, Berlin / NY: de Gruyter, 2004, pp. 220-236.

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