Michael Huemer

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Michael Huemer
Michael Huemer.jpg
Born (1969-12-27) December 27, 1969 (age 48)
Education B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Notable work
Approaching Infinity
The Problem of Political Authority

Ethical Intuitionism
Skepticism and the Veil of Perception
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic
Institutions University of Colorado, Boulder
Main interests
Epistemology, meta-ethics, ethics, political philosophy
Notable ideas
Phenomenal conservatism

Michael Huemer (/ˈhjmər/; born 27 December 1969) is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.[1] He has defended ethical intuitionism, direct realism, libertarianism, veganism, and philosophical anarchism.


Huemer's book Ethical Intuitionism was reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews,[2] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research[3] and Mind.[4]


As author

  • Paradox Lost (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 260 pp)
  • Approaching Infinity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 275 pp)
  • The Problem of Political Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 365 pp)
  • Ethical Intuitionism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 309 pp)
  • Skepticism and the Veil of Perception (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. 209 pp)

As editor

  • Epistemology: Contemporary Readings (Routledge, 2002. 611 pp)


  1. ^ Huemer, Michael. "Prof. Huemer's page for students". Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  2. ^ McNaughton, David (10 September 2006). "Michael Huemer: Ethical Intuitionism". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  3. ^ Schroeder, Mark (2009). "Review: Huemer's Clarkeanism: Ethical Intuitionism by Michael Huemer". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 78 (1): 197–204. JSTOR 40380419.
  4. ^ Lemos, Noah (2008). "Review: Michael Huemer: Ethical Intuitionism". Mind. 117 (466): 483–486. doi:10.1093/mind/fzn063. ISSN 0026-4423.

Further reading

  • McGrew, Timothy (12 May 2002). "Michael Huemer: Skepticism and the Veil of Perception". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  • Seddon, Fred (2007). "Review: Recent Writings on Ethics: Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics by Tara Smith". The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies. 8 (2): 271–284. JSTOR 41551403.

External links

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Faculty webpage
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