Nelson Potter Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)


Professor Potter has taught graduate courses in ethics and Kant. Most of his publications are on Kant's moral philosophy. He also publishes on capital punishment and aesthetics. His current research focuses on Kant's philosophy, especially his ethics, and on topics in aesthetics.

Representative publications include:

"Kant and the Moral Worth of Actions," Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (1996): 225-241.

"Kant on Obligation and Motivation in Law and Ethics," Jahrbuch fuer Recht und Ethik, Band 2 (1994), pp. 95-111. (R)

"What is Wrong with Kant's Four Examples," Journal of Philosophical Research 43 (1993): 213-229.