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Faculty Bio

Kirwin, Claire

Kirwin, Claire

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office: 204 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-2001
Web Site:

Ph.D., University of Chicago; BPhil, University of Oxford; MMathPhil, University of Oxford

Curriculum Vitae

Claire Kirwin's research focuses on the nature of value (ethical, aesthetic, and beyond) and the nature of our relationship to it as minded creatures. Currently, she is writing about moral knowledge, value pluralism, alienation, and whether value is real (it is). Kirwin's work on these contemporary topics is informed and influenced throughout by a number of figures from the history of philosophy, especially Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche.