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John Kekes

John Kekes (born 1936) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University at Albany (formerly State University of New York - Albany). He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Australian National University.

Kekes is the author of a number of books on ethics, 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 Art of Life (Cornell University Press, 2005), The Roots of Evil (Cornell University Press, 2007), and Enjoyment (Oxford University Press, 2009).,[1] The Enlargement of Life: Moral Imagination at Work (Cornell University Press, 2010).

Kekes is also a noted conservative thinker. His works on political philosophy include Against Liberalism (Cornell University Press, 1988), A Case for Conservatism (Cornell University Press, 1998), The Illusions of Egalitarianism (Cornell University Press, 2007) and The Art of Politics: The New Betrayal of America and How to Resist It (Encounter, 2008).[2] A shorter summary of some of Kekes's objections to modern liberalism, specifically the influence of philosophers John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin, can be found in his 2001 article "Dangerous Egalitarian Dreams".[3]


  1. ^ PhilPapers. "Works by John Kekes | PhilPapers".
  2. ^ Cornell University Press. "A Case for Conservatism".
  3. ^ Kekes, John (2001). "Dangerous Egalitarian Dreams,' City Journal, Autumm 2001, accessed 31 December 2012


  • Albany University. Albany University staff database, Person Entry | John Kekes.

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  • Online Article by John Kekes
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