Annette Baier

Philosopher, Author

1929 – 2012

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Who was Annette Baier?

Annette C. Baier, a well-known moral philosopher and Hume scholar, focused in particular on Hume's moral psychology. She is 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. Her husband was the philosopher Kurt Baier. 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 is a 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.

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Born
Oct 11, 1929
Queenstown
Also known as
  • Annette Stoop
  • Annette C. Baier
  • Annette Claire Baier
  • Annette Claire Stoop
Nationality
  • New Zealand
Profession
Education
  • University of Otago
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Somerville College, Oxford
    Philosophy
    ( - 1954)
Lived in
  • Dunedin
    ( - 2012/11/02)
Died
Nov 2, 2012
New Zealand

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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