Elizabeth Anderson

Department of Philosophy
University of Michigan
2239 Angell Hall
435 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Telephone: (734) 764-6285
Fax: (734) 763-8071
Email: eandersn@umich.edu



I am Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies. I teach courses in ethics, social and political philosophy, political economy, philosophy of the social sciences, and feminist theory. My research focuses on democratic theory, equality in political philosophy and American law, racial integration, the ethical limits of markets, theories of value and rational choice (alternatives to consequentialism and economic theories of rational choice), the philosophies of John Stuart Mill and John Dewey, social epistemology, and feminist epistemology and philosophy of science.  I am currently working on the history of egalitarianism, with a special focus on the social epistemology of moral learning, taking the history of abolitionism as a central case study.  I designed and was the first Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Research

Private Government:
How Employers Rule Our Lives

(and Why We Don’t Talk about It)

Elizabeth Anderson
Private Government
Introduction
Princeton University Press
Reviews:

The New Yorker

The New Republic

Times Higher Education

NP Journal

History News Network

Related Essays/Podcasts/Radio:

"How bosses are (literally) like dictators" in Vox

"Where Despots Rule," interview by Chase Burghgrave in Jacobin

Philosophy Bakes Bread
Podcast with Eric Weber

Bookmarks discussion with Michael Munger on Publicsqure.net

The Imperative of Integration
By Elizabeth Anderson

Sample Chapter

Table of Contents


Précis of The Imperative of Integration in Poverty and Race 20.4 (2011), published by the Poverty and Race Research Action Council


Podcast interview of author by Robert Talisse
, on New Books in Philosophy


Symposium on The Imperative of Integration in Gender, Race and Philosophy: The Blog


Winner of the American Philosophical Association's 2011 Joseph B. Gittler Award
, for "an outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences."

For a complete listing of my publications, see my vita.
For a more detailed look at selected publications, see my abstracts.
For access to full texts of selected publications, see my Full-text links.
Even more full text papers at Academia.edu and Research Gate.
To order my first book, Value in Ethics and Economics, go here.

Teaching

Fall 2017: PHIL 530: Topics in Epistemology--Moral Epistemology

Winter 2018: PPE 300: Introduction to Political Economy

Service

I am Chair of the Department of Philosophy at University of Michigan.

I am Past President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.

More of My Work Online 

Occasional Pieces

"Common Property: How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism" in Boston Review

"Are We Morally Obligated to Live in a Racially Integrated Society?" Why? Radio Episode 83, from IPPL

Podcast with Robert Talisse in Why We Argue, episode 2

Simon Cushing of the Center for Cognition & Neurethics interviews me on YouTube

"What's Wrong with Inequality?," interview by Gary Gutting, New York Times, The Stone

Freethoughts podcast on egalitarianism at the Cato Institute

Interviews with Richard Carrier and 3:AM Magazine; featured on PEA Soup

Recharting the Map of Political Theory at
Bleeding Heart Libertarians

"The War at Home," Democracy 21 (2011)

Elizabeth Anderson and David Schmidtz talk about equality on Philosophy TV

Left2Right archived blog entries:   all ¦ political economy only

Reference Works

Annotated Bibliography on Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action

The Geography of Race in the U.S. (with Jeff Jones)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, John Dewey's Moral Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science"

"How not to Criticize Feminist Epistemology: Review of Pinnick, Koertge, and Almeder's Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology"






This page last modified on September 13, 2017.