Michael Huemer

Michael Huemer (/ˈhjmər/; born 27 December 1969) is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.[1] He has defended ethical intuitionism, direct realism, libertarianism, veganism, and philosophical anarchism.

Michael Huemer
Born (1969-12-27) December 27, 1969
EducationB.A., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Notable work
Approaching Infinity
The Problem of Political Authority

Ethical Intuitionism
Skepticism and the Veil of Perception
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Main interests
Epistemology, meta-ethics, ethics, political philosophy
Notable ideas
Phenomenal conservatism

Education and career

Huemer graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. at Rutgers University in 1998 under the supervison of Peter D. Klein.[2]

Philosophical work

Huemer's book Ethical Intuitionism was reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews,[3] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research[4] and Mind.[5]



  • Skepticism and the Veil of Perception (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)
  • Ethical Intuitionism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
  • The Problem of Political Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • Approaching Infinity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • Paradox Lost (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism (Routledge, 2019)


  • Epistemology: Contemporary Readings (Routledge, 2002)


  1. Huemer, Michael. "Prof. Huemer's page for students". Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  2. http://www.owl232.net/cv.htm
  3. McNaughton, David (10 September 2006). "Michael Huemer: Ethical Intuitionism". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
  4. Schroeder, Mark (2009). "Review: Huemer's Clarkeanism: Ethical Intuitionism by Michael Huemer". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 78 (1): 197–204. JSTOR 40380419.
  5. Lemos, Noah (2008). "Review: Michael Huemer: Ethical Intuitionism". Mind. 117 (466): 483–486. doi:10.1093/mind/fzn063. ISSN 0026-4423.

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