Mark Shelton



Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Central Michigan University

Department of Philosophy & Religion


Campus Address: Anspach 120​
Telephone: (989) 774-1446


    Ph.D., Harvard University, 1996



    Social and Political Philosophy, Major Philosophers: Kant, 19th Century Philosophy, Ethical Theory (basic and advanced), Introduction to Philosophy, Moral Problems


Research Interests:

    Ethics, Political Philosophy, Kant, Hegel


Current Research Projects:

    "Two Conceptions of the Rule of Law," "The Importance of Importance"


Select Publications:

    “The Point of Principle: A Critical Notice of Jonathan Dancy’s Ethics Without Principles” ( International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 2006); "What is Wrong with External Reasons?" ( Philosophical Studies, 2004); “Obligation As Self Determination: A Critique of Hegel and Korsgaard” ( Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2003); “The Morality of Peace: Kant and Hegel on the Grounds for Ethical Ideals” ( Review of Metaphysics, 2000); “Standards of Progress in Hegel's Philosophy of History” ( Dialogue, 1987)