Philosophy Department
John Kekes

John Kekes

Job Title
Research Professor of Philosophy

Research interests

John Kekes works mostly in ethics and political philosophy.


He is the author of 19 books, including The Examined Life(Penn State University Press, 1988), The Morality of Pluralism (Princeton University Press, 1996), Moral Wisdom and Good Lives (Cornell University Press, 1997), The Roots of Evil (Cornell University Press, 2007), Enjoyment (Oxford University Press, 2009), and The Human Condition (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010) and of over 150 articles.

Academic credentials

B.A. (First Class Honors) Queen’s University; Ph.D., Australian National University