New York University
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Photo of David VellemanJ. David Velleman
Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 

Phone: (212) 992-9654

Fax: (212) 995-4179


Ph.D., Princeton, 1983

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J. DAVID VELLEMAN (Ph.D., Princeton, 1983), Professor of Philosophy. Professor Velleman's work in the philosophy of action includes the book Practical Reflection (Princeton 1989) and a collection of papers, The Possibility of Practical Reason (reprinted 2009, University of Michigan). His papers on the self are collected in a volume entitled Self to Self (Cambridge 2006). His most recent book, on the foundations of morality, is How We Get Along (Cambridge 2009). The sequel, Foundations for Moral Relativism, is available as an open-access monograph from OpenBook Publishers. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation, and he serves (with Stephen Darwall) as founding co-Editor of Philosophers' Imprint.

Professor Velleman's papers are archived at

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