Samuel Fleischacker

Professor of Philosophy

University of Illinois Chicago

Samuel Fleischacker is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois Chicago. He studied at Yale University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1989. He works in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. Among the issues that have particularly interested him are the moral status of culture, the nature and history of liberalism, and the relationship between moral and other values (aesthetic values, religious values, political values). His publications include The Ethics of Culture (Cornell, 1994), A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith (Princeton, 1999), On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion (Princeton, 2003), A Short History of Distributive Justice (Harvard, 2004), Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011) and the forthcoming What Is Enlightenment? The Legacy of a Kantian Question (Routledge, 2012). Professor Fleischacker has been a Fellow of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and The Institute for the Humanities at UIC. He taught previously at Williams College.