Kang, Steven

Steven Kung
Steven Sung-Hak Kang
Adjunt Professor
Contact Information
Office: Conklin 427, Newark campus
Email: st7kang@rutgers.edu
Phone: 973-353-5498
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B.A., Sogang Univ. ;
M.A. & M.Phil., Columbia Univ. ;
Ph.D., The Univ. of Texas at Austin
Theoretical & Applied Ethics; Formal & Informal Logic; Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; & Social Choice Theory
Primary research interests are located in Ethical and Political Philosophy. In particular, he has been concerned with exploring the legitimate extent to which moral choice may be rendered to be a function of rational choice when multiple value commitments are in conflict with one another; and also with finding the proper balance between equity and efficiency in the issue of social distributive justice. Other interests are in Philosophy of Religion with the questions on coherence of divine attributes and existence, ideas and limits of theodicy, and epistemic nature of faith and spiritual experiences.
Selected Publications
  • “Moral Axiomatics: Relevance of Social Choice Theory to Ethical Theory,” Presented at the 5th European Congress for Analytical Philosophy (ECAP5) Lisbon, Portugal , August 2005.
  • “Free Will and Distributive Justice,” Philosophia, 31: 1-2 (October 2003), pp. 107-126. Catalogued by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/justice-distributive/bib.html)
  • “The Molinist Solution to the Dilemma of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom: A Critical Appraisal,” (2007), Mimeo.