I work on issues in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed, overlapping with topics in social philosophy and aesthetics (especially film). In terms of figures, I work mostly on Kant and Freud, but also write about Nietzsche, Stanley Cavell, and James Baldwin.
I sometimes write art and film criticism .
(And this is Ivan, who is not my cat).
Department of Philosophy
326 Milbank Hall
New York, NY 10027
frussell [at] barnard [.] edu
Header image credits (some favorite films):
Still from “Tokyo Story” (Yasujirō Ozu 1953)
Still from “The Kid with a Bike” (Dardenne brothers 2011)
Still from “The Night of the Hunter” (Charles Laughton 1955)
Criterion cover for “Safe” (Todd Haynes 1995)