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Annette Baier
New Zealand philosopher

Annette Baier

Annette Baier
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Quick Facts

Intro New Zealand philosopher
A.K.A. Annette C. Baier
Was Philosopher Writer
From United States of America New Zealand
Field Literature Philosophy
Gender female
Birth 11 October 1929, Queenstown, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago Region, New Zealand
Death 2 November 2012 (aged 83 years)
Star sign Libra
Education
University of Otago
Awards
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Annette Claire Baier (née Stoop; 11 October 1929 – 2 November 2012) was a New Zealand philosopher and Hume scholar, focused in particular on Hume's moral psychology. She was well known also for her contributions to feminist philosophy and to the philosophy of mind, where she was strongly influenced by her former colleague, Wilfrid Sellars.

Biography

For most of her career she taught in the philosophy department at the University of Pittsburgh, having moved there from Carnegie Mellon University. She retired to her native Dunedin, New Zealand, where she graduated from the University of Otago.

She was former President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, an office reserved for the elite of her profession. Baier received an honorary Doctor of Literature from the University of Otago in 1999.

Her husband was the philosopher Kurt Baier.

Ethics

Baier's approach to ethics is that women and men make their decisions about right and wrong based on different value systems: men take their moral decisions according to an idea of justice, while women are motivated by a sense of trust or caring. The history of philosophy having been overwhelmingly compiled by men, she suggests, leads to a body of thought which apparently ignores the role of nurture and trust in human philosophy.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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