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Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus
Professor Sturgeon has taught at Cornell since l967. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Michigan, at Johns Hopkins and at UCLA. His chief areas of interest are ethics and the empiricists, but he also does work in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and the history of ethics. He has taught graduate-level courses on moral realism and its critics, and on other issues in metaethics; on consequentialism as a first-order ethical theory; on the tradition of British moral philosophy from Hobbes to Hume; and on the British empiricists.