Associate Professor, Philosophy
Patrick Kain teaches courses in ethics and the history of moral philosophy. A scholar of ethical theory and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Kain studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Notre Dame, and Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany). Kain has been Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Fulbright Graduate Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Co-Principal Investigator of the “Knowing in Religion and Morality” Project at Purdue, and Fellow at Purdue’s Center for Humanistic Studies.
Kain is co-editor of Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief (Oxford, 2014) and Essays on Kant’s Anthropology (Cambridge, 2003), and author of numerous articles on Kant’s ethics and philosophy of religion. He is currently writing a book about Kant’s ethics and its relation to the disciplines of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophical theology. Kain served for five years as Philosophy’s Director of Undergraduate Studies and is currently a member of the University Senate and the University’s Educational Policy Committee.