E. Sonny Elizondo

E. Sonny Elizondo
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office Hours

On sabbatical Fall 2017

Office Location

South Hall 5715

Specialization

Research Interests

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Kant

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Research

My research concerns the nature of and prospects for rationalism in ethics. I am particularly interested in the kind of rationalism that takes its inspiration from Kant. I believe this rationalism has been misunderstood and so its virtues underappreciated. My philosophical ambitions, then, are twofold: to lay out the best interpretation of Kant’s rationalism, and to develop and defend the best version of Kantian rationalism, one that respects the spirit of Kant’s work, if not always its letter.

Publications

Articles

  1. “Reason in its Practical Application,” Philosophers’ Imprint, Vol. 13, No. 21 (2013 ), pages 1–17.

  2. “More Than a Feeling,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 44, Nos. 3-4, 2014, pp. 425-442.

  3. “Morality is its Own Reward,” Kantian Review (forthcoming)