Max Shaye Professor of Public Philosophy, 2021-
John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, 2013-.
John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, 2005-2013.
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, 2004-.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, 1993-1999.
Sigma Xi, 2022
Honorary Degree, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile, 2022
American Philosophical Society, 2021
Honorary Degree, Swarthmore College, 2021
Fellow of the British Academy, 2020
Named One of World's top 50 Thinkers, Prospect magazine, 2020
MacArthur Fellow, 2019
Profiled in The New Yorker: Nathan Heller, "The Philosopher Redefining Equality," Dec. 31, 2018
Society for Progress Medal for Private Government, 2018
Nominee, Golden Apple Award 2017, University of Michigan
President, American Philosophical Association, Central Division, 2014-15
Nominee, Prospect’s World Thinkers 2014
Vice-President/President-Elect, American Philosophical Association, Central Division, 2013-14
Named John Dewey Distinguished University Professor, 2013
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2013
ACLS Fellowship, 2013
Michigan Humanities Award, 2013 (declined)
Three Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize for 2012 blog entry, 2nd place
Joseph B. Gittler Award, American Philosophical Association (for "an outstanding scholarly contribution in the
philosophy of one or more of the social sciences," in recognition of The Imperative of Integration, 2011)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008
Michigan Humanities Fellow (University of Michigan), 2007
Named John Rawls Collegiate Professor, 2005
Honorable Mention, Fred Berger Memorial Prize (American Philosophical Association), 2003
(for "Expressive Theories of Law")
John H. D'Arms Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities, 2002.
National Institutes of Health, 1999 ($430,465 over 3 years; co-PI. PI: Toby Jayaratne).
Nelson Fellow (Philosophy Department), 1998-.
Rackham Faculty Grant, 1996 ($14,400).
Office of Vice President for Research Grant (with Toby Jayaratne, Research Scientist, Center for
Human Growth and Development), 1995 ($14,000).
Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, awarded for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 1994-.
Selected by The Philosopher's Annual as author of one of ten best philosophical papers
published in 1991.
Humanities Institute Fellow, University of Michigan, 1989-90.
Emily and Charles Carrier Prize for Ph.D. Dissertation,
Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Feminist Theory, Epistemology
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American
Philosophical Association (Central
Division), American Political Science Association, AAUP,
Human Development and Capabilities Association, Society for Analytical Feminism, Society for Progress
Underlined titles link to abstracts, or, for online publications, to full text.
Private Government: How Employers Rule our Lives (And Why We Don’t Talk About It). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.
The Imperative of Integration. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Value in Ethics and Economics.
“Can We Talk?: Communicating Moral Concern in an Era of Polarized Politics,” Journal of Practical Ethics 10.1 (2022), https://doi.org/10.3998/jpe.1180
“Not So Free to Contract: How Unequal Workplace Power Undercuts the ‘Freedom of Contract’ Framework,” Journal of Law and Political Economy, vol. 3.1 (2022), 1-3, https://doi.org/10.5070/LP63159029
“Review of T. Piketty, Capital and Ideology,” Economics and Philosophy 37.1 (2020): 150–56. Https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266267120000231
“Epistemic Bubbles and Authoritarian Politics,” in Michael Hannon & Elizabeth Edenberg, eds. Political Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2021)
“The Epistemology of Justice,” Southern Journal of Philosophy 58.1 (2020): 6-29
"Elizabeth Anderson Interviewed by John White," Journal of the Philosophy of Education, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12336
"Workplace Government and Republican Theory," in Geneviève Rousselière and Yiftah Elazar, eds., Republicanism and the Future of Democracy
(Cambridge University Press, 2019)
"Moral Apprehension and Cognition as a Social Skill," Australasian J. Phil. 3.1 (2020): 26-34
Review Essay of Tommie Shelby, Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform, Mind 127.505, (2018): 276–284, https://doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzx022
“How to be a Pragmatist,” in Ruth Chang and Kurt Sylvan, eds., Oxford Handbook of Practical Reason (Oxford University Press, 2021).
“Philanthropy and Income Inequality,” (with Ing-Haw Cheng and Harrison Hong), forthcoming in a volume on the future of capitalism, ed. Subramanian Rangan.
“The Problem of Equality from a Political Economy Perspective,” Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, vol. 3, (eds. Sobel, Vallentyne, Wall) 2017, pp. 36-57.
“Common Property: How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism” Boston Review, 25 July, 2016.
"No Just Outcome" in Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay, eds., Dilemmas of Educational Ethics:
Cases and Commentaries (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education
Press, 2016), 88-92.
“Freedom and Equality,” in David Schmidtz, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2016).
“Adam Smith on Equality,” in Ryan Hanley, ed., Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy (Princeton University Press, 2016), 157-172.
Paine’s Agrarian Justice and the Origins of Social Insurance,”
in Eric Schliesser, ed., Ten
Neglected Classics of Philosophy (Oxford UP, 2016), 55-83.
“The Social Epistemology of Morality: Learning from the Forgotten History of the Abolition of Slavery,” in Miranda Fricker and Michael Brady, eds., The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives (Oxford UP, 2016), 75-94.
“Moral Bias and Corrective Practices,” Proceedings and Addresses of the
APA 89 (2015): 21-47.
“The Business Enterprise as an Ethical Agent,” in Subramanian Rangan, ed., Performance & Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2015), 185-202.
and Freedom in the Workplace: Recovering Republican Insights,”
Social Philosophy and
Policy, 31.2 (2015): 48-69.
“The Quest for Free Labor,” Amherst Lecture in Philosophy, 2014.
“Reply to Critics of The Imperative of Integration,” Political Studies Review
12 (2014): 376-382.
“Social hierarchies and a New History of Egalitarianism,” Juncture 20.4 (2014): 258-267.
“Journeys of a Feminist Pragmatist,” Dewey Lecture, APA Central Division, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association 88 (2014): 71-87.
“Human Dignity as a Concept for Economy,” in Marcus Duwell, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity (Cambridge UP, 2014), 492-7.
Movements, Experiments in Living, and Moral Progress: Case Studies from
Britain’s Abolition of Slavery,” Lindley Lecture,
University of Kansas, 2014.
“Outlaws,” The Good Society 23.1 (2014): 103-113.
“The Fact of Unreasonable Pluralism: Comments on
Joshua Cohen’s ‘Politics, Power, Public Reason,’ ” in
ed., Tanner Lectures on
Human Values (Berkeley), vol. -- (forthcoming).
“Reply to Critics of The Imperative of Integration,” Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy 9.2 (2013) (critics: Denise James, Chike Jeffers, Falguni Sheth, Ronald Sundstrom, Paul Taylor).
“Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Social Institutions,” Social Epistemology 26.2 (2012): 163-173.
Culture, and Educational
and Research in Education 10.2 (2012): 105-129.
“Equality,” in David
Estlund, ed., Oxford Handbook in Political Philosophy
(Oxford UP, 2012), pp. 40-57. “The
Fundamental Disagreement between
Luck Egalitarians and Relational Egalitarians,” Canadian
Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary vol. 36 (2012): 1-23.
Fundamental Disagreement between
Luck Egalitarians and Relational Egalitarians,” Canadian
Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary vol. 36 (2012): 1-23.
Public Policy, and Lay
Assessments of Scientific Testimony,” Episteme 8.2
"Defending the Capabilities Approach to Justice," in Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns, eds., Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 81-100.
Brown, Tony; Akiyama, Mark; White, Ismail; Jayaratne, Toby; Anderson, Elizabeth, "Differentiating Contemporary Racial Prejudice from Old-Fashioned Racial Prejudice," Race and Social Problems 1 (2009): 97–110.
Non-Instrumental Value," in Thomas Christiano and
eds., Contemporary Debates in
(Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), pp. 213-228.
"Toward a Non-Ideal, Relational Methodology for Political Philosophy: Comments on Schwartzman’s Challenging Liberalism," Hypatia 24.4 (2009): 130-145.
"Expanding the Egalitarian Toolbox: Equality and Bureaucracy," Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 82 (2008): 139-160.
"An Epistemic Defense of Democracy: David Estlund’s Democratic Authority" (Review Essay), Episteme 5.1 (2008): 129-139.
Fraser's Redistribution-Recognition Dilemma" in Kevin Olson, ed., Adding
Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates Her
(London and New York:
"The Future of Racial Integration," in Lawrence Thomas, ed., Social Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008), pp. 229-249.
"How Should Egalitarians Cope with Market Risks?," Theoretical Inquiries in Law 9 (2007): 61-92.
and Freedom," Philosophical
Review 114 (2005): 253-271.
"Dewey's Moral Philosophy," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2010/entries/dewey-moral/>, 2010.
"Welfare, Work Requirements, and Dependent Care," Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2004): 243-256.
Assumptions of Economic Theory: Some Lessons from the History of Credit
Theory and Moral Practice
"Racial Integration as a Compelling Interest," Constitutional Commentary 21 (2004): 101-127.
Equality of Opportunity: Comment on Adam Swift's How
Theory and Research in Education
2 (2004): 99-110.
Lanie, Angela D.; Jayaratne, Toby Epstein; Sheldon, Jane P.; Kardia, Sharon L. R.; Anderson, Elizabeth S.; Feldbaum, Merle; Petty, Elizabeth M.; (2004), "Exploring the Public Understanding of Basic Genetic Concepts," Journal of Genetic Counseling 13 (4): 305-320. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/44921>.
"Sen, Ethics, and Democracy," Feminist Economics 9 (2003): 239-261.
Value Judgments in Feminist Social Science: A Case Study of Research on
19 (2004): 1-24.
"Situated Knowledge and the Interplay of Value Judgments and Evidence in Scientific Inquiry," in P. Gärdenfors, J. Wolenski and K. Kijania-Placek, eds., In the Scope of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, vol. 2 (Kluwer, 2002), pp. 497-517.
Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life,"
Nussbaum and Cass Sunstein,
Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (
"Integration, Affirmative Action, and Strict Scrutiny," NYU Law Review, 77 (2002): 1195-1271.
- translated into Portuguese by Elton Dias Xavier, Unimontes Law Review (
- excerpts in John H. Garvey, T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Daniel Farber, Modern Constitutional Theory: a Reader, 5th ed. (West Publishing Co., 2004)
Feminists Reject Rational Choice Theory?"
in Louise Anthony
Charlotte Witt, eds.
Mind of One's Own
"Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2004 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =<http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2004/entries/feminism-epistemology/>, 2001, revised 2003, 2010, 2016.
"Unstrapping the Straitjacket of 'Preference': on Amartya Sen's Contributions to Philosophy and Economics," Economics and Philosophy 17 (2001): 21-38.
Theories of Law: A General Restatement"
(with Richard Pildes),
"Why Commercial Surrogate Motherhood Unethically Commodifies Women and Children: Reply to McLachlan and Swales," Health Care Analysis 8 (1), 2000.
"From Normative to Empirical Sociology in the Affirmative Action Debate: Bowen and Bok's The Shape of the River," Journal of Legal Education 50 (2000): 284-305.
"Beyond Homo Economicus: New Developments in Theories of Social Norms," Philosophy and Public Affairs 29 (2000): 170-200.
"Anderson replies to Arneson, Christiano, and Sobel," Brown Electronic Article Review Service, Dec. 1999, Jamie Dreier & David Estlund, eds (replies to critics of "What is the Point of Equality?")
"What is the Point of Equality?," Ethics 109 (1999): 287-337.
"John Stuart Mill on Democracy as Sentimental Education," in Amelie Rorty, ed., Philosophers on Education (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), pp. 333-352.
"Pragmatism, Science, and Moral Inquiry," in Richard Fox and Robert Westbrook, eds. In Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship (Cambridge: Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 10-39.
"Practical Reason and Incommensurable Goods," in Ruth Chang, ed., Incommensurability, Incomparability, and Practical Reason (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1997).
Sovereignty or Citizen Disenfranchisement?
Value in Relation
(journal of the Center for American Architecture and Design,
"Comment on Dawson's "Exit, Voice, and Values in Economic Institutions," Economics and Philosophy 13 (1997): 101-105.
"Knowledge, Human Interests, and Objectivity in Feminist Epistemology," Philosophical Topics 23 (1995): 27-58.
"Reasons, Attitudes, and Values: Replies to Sturgeon and Piper," Ethics 106 (1996): 538-554.
"Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and Defense," Hypatia 10 (1995): 50-84.
"John Stuart Mill and Experiments in Living," Ethics 102 (1991): 4-26.
"Compensation within the Limits of Reliance Alone," in John W. Chapman, ed., Compensatory Justice: Nomos, vol. 33, (1991), pp. 178-185.
"Slinging Arrows At Democracy:
Social Choice Theory, Pluralism,
and Democratic Politics."
Columbia Law Review 90 (December 1990): 2121-2214.
"The Ethical Limitations of the Market." Economics and Philosophy 6 (1990): 179-205.
"Is Women's Labor a Commodity?" Philosophy and Public Affairs 19 (1990): 71-92.
"Women and Contracts: No New Deal." Review
Essay on Carole Pateman,
Michigan Law Review 88
(May 1990): 1792-1810.
"Values, Risks, and Market Norms," Philosophy and Public Affairs 17(1988): 54-65.
Hugh M. Lacey and Elizabeth Anderson, "Spatial Ontology and Physical
38 (1980): 261-285.
Review of John Tomasi, Free Market Fairness,
41 (2013): 163-166.
Review of Debra Satz, Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale, New Political Economy (March 2012, DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2012.647764)
Review of Cassandra Pinnick, Noretta Koertge, and Robert Almeder, eds., Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology, Metascience 13 (2004): 395-399.
Review of Margaret Radin, Contested Commodities. Ethics 109 (1999): 914-917.
Review of Amartya Sen, Inequality Reexamined. Economics and Philosophy 11 (1995): 182-88.
Review of Sharon Lloyd, Ideals as Interests in Hobbes' Leviathan. International Studies in Philosophy 28 (1995): 123-124.
Review of Robert Kuenne, Economic Justice in American Society. Journal of Economic Literature 32 (1994): 16-18.
Review of Barbara Herman, The Practice of Moral Judgment. Philosophical Review 103 (1994): 768-771.
Review of Michael Stocker, Plural and Conflicting Values. Philosophical Review 101 (1992): 931-933.
Review of Charles Larmore, Patterns of Moral Complexity. Philosophical Review 99 (July 1990): 472-474.
Entitled Podcast (Tom Ginsburg and Claudia Flores), on “What is Equality Anyway?”
CASBS Podcast series, Creating a New Moral Political Economy (Margaret Levi), Social Science for a World in Crisis, on moral markets (panelist), 2022
Getting Ethics to Work interview by Andrew Cullison on work, Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University
The Philosopher & The News interview by Alexis Papazoglou on “Talking to the Other Side”
Mindscape interview by Sean Carroll, also printed in The Podcast Reader, Issue 5
Wonking Off interview by Joe Bolinger on freedom of speech for workers in the workplace
The Armen Show interview by Armen Shirvanian on Private Government
Interview by Aaron Keck, WCHL (Chapel Hill, NC), March 31, 2021
Journey of an Aesthete interview by Mitch Hampton, June 21, 2021
Filosofiska rummet interview by Thomas Lunderquist on equality, National Public Swedish Radio, Sept. 7, 2021
OneZero Society podcast, Nov. 5, 2020
New American Baccalaureate Podcast (Warsaw), on Private Government and Higher Education, Oct. 22, 2020
The Good Fight Podcast with Yascha Mounk: “What Would a Truly Integrated Society Look Like?” Sep. 4, 2020
Monocle Weekly Podcast, "Thinkers Edition: Equal Citizens," July 12, 2020
Origins Podcast on egalitarianism with Ryan Mcgranaghan, July 17, 2020
On Point, NPR WBUR, on equality, Jan. 24, 2019
In Conversation (with Nathan Robinson, Current Affairs), Nov. 14, 2019
Political Philosophy Podcast with Toby Buckle, July 19, 2019 (2 parts)
Philosophy Bites with David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton, recorded Oct. 15, 2019 (forthcoming online)
Governance Podcast, King’s College Centre for the Study of Governance & Society, with Mark Pennington, Oct. 17, 2019
Oregon Law Lab with Elizabeth Tippett and Kristen Bell, “Is it ethical to buy from Amazon?” July 3, 2019
On Private Government:
All Things Co-Op Podcast (Kevin Gustafson), 2022
Good in Theory Podcast (Clif Mark), 2022
New Books Network Podcast (Tom Discenna), 2022
Dissens Podcast (Germany), Sep. 17, 2020
Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer, Aug. 12, 2020
On Contact with Chris Hedges, RT America, Jan. 7, 2019
WCBN, April 3, 2019
WUOM, October 1, 2019
New Way Podcast with Rev. Sara Hayden, Ministry Associate, 1001 New Worshipping Communities movement of the Presbyterian Church USA, April 12, 2019
Ezra Klein Show, August 19, 2019
We Do the Work with Ken Winkes, PRX, Oct. 11, 2019
Oregon Law Lab with Elizabeth Tippett and Kristen Bell, “The Dictatorship of Work” June 25, 2019
Happenings Q&A, WLIP, Kenosha, Wisconsin, March 27, 2018
The Majority Report with Sam Seder, March 15, 2018
Christian Science Monitor interview, March 6, 2018
The Straddler, Feb. 9, 2018
Econtalk with Russ Roberts at the Library of Economics and Liberty, Feb. 1, 2018
Interchange, PRX (WFHB), Jan. 19, 2018
In These Times interview for article on HR departments, published Jan. 8, 2018
In the Workplace, Wharton School of Business Radio, Sirius XM, Jan. 4, 2018
Radical Philosophy with Beth Matthews, 3CR Community Radio, Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 7, 2017
Free Thoughts Podcast with Aaron Ross Powell, Cato Institute, Nov. 17, 2017
Talking History on Newstalk Radio, Ireland, panelist on show about Capitalism, November 12, 2017
PRX / Interchange, WFHB Bloomington, https://beta.prx.org/stories/228946
Bookmarks, PublicSquare.net (discussion with Michael Munger), November 6, 2017
Against the Grain, KPFA 94.1, October 30, 2017
Business Daily with Manuela Saragosa, London, BBC Radio, September 6, 1017
Marketplace with David Brancaccio, NPR Radio, September 15, 2017
The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton, FOX News Channel, October 1, 2017
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 16, 2017
Philosophy Bakes Bread (Society of Philosophers in America), Radio WRFL Lexington & Podcast, June 14, 2017
Interview, Athénaïs Gagey, of Philonomist, on workplace authoritarianism and codetermination, 2022
Interview, Alicia Clegg, of the Financial Times, on why employment tribunals (arbitrations) are not recorded, 2022
Interview, Owen Jones, of The Guardian, on democratizing the workplace, 2022
Interview, Paula Escobar for La Tercera, (Santiago, Chile daily newspaper), on egalitarianism and democracy, 2022
Interview, Emma Barnaby BBC Radio 4 for documentary on bullying in the workplace, 2022
Interview, Wenni Iben, The Gadfly, on Private Government, 2022
Interview, Manuel Vicuña, filmed interview on my work, at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile, 2022
Interview, Peter Coy, of the New York Times, on workplace authoritarianism, 2022
Interview, Sigal Samuel, Vox, on animal rights, 2022
Interview, Eurasia (in Russian), https://eurasia.expert/rost-neravenstva-privedet-k-otkazu-otglobalizatsii/
Interview, Herick Kugelberg, “Kan moral rädda oss från ”chefernas diktatur”?, Svenska Dagbladet, Aug. 9, 2020
Interview, Oxford Political Review July 25, 2019, by Brian Wong, “On the Democracy of Equals”
Interview, Harvard Review of Philosophy 26 (2019): 7-26, by Tadhg Larabee and Nicholas Brown, "On Integration and Inequality"
Interview, New Philosopher, by Alex Hinds, April 22, 2019, “Building an equal society”
“Die moderne Firma ist eina Diktatur,” Zeit Online interview with Bernd Kramer, Feb. 14, 2019
“Die Europäer importieren schlechte Ideen aus den USA,” WirtschaftsWoche, Niklas Dummer, Feb. 11, 2019,
Interview, RSA Journal (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London) with Matthew Taylor: “Rising Inequality Demonstrates How Elites Have Failed,” Aug. 28, 2019
Interview, The Philosopher, by Anthony Morgan (forthcoming)
Interview, The Irish Times, by Joe Humphrey: “Why Do So Many Americans Hate the Welfare State?” Oct. 24, 2019
Interview, Truthout, by CJ Polychroniou: “Capitalist Workplaces Set Bosses up to be Authoritarian Tyrants,” June 28, 2019; also Global Policy Journal
Interview, Renewal 27.3 (2019), by David Chandler: “Power in the Firm”
Interview, Philonomist, by Jack Fereday “From Bosses to Dictators,” Dec. 17, 2019
Interviewed for Barbara Lucas, “Can Conservatives and Progressives Agree on Climate Action?" The Elephant Podcast, April 10, 2017.
K-State Radio Interview on Racial Justice and Policing, April 20, 2017.
“Populist Moments,” a “Why We Argue” Podcast, Episode 2, with Robert Talisse, March 2, 2017.
“Are We Morally Obligated to Live in a Racially Integrated Society?” Why Radio, Sept. 13, 2015.
Interview on racial self-segregation on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick, Sirius XM Radio, March 24, 2015.
Radio Interview on Competition, The Human Zoo, BBC Radio 4, Series 4 Episode 2, July 1, 2014.
Podcast Interview by Simon Cushing, Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics, (transcript) June 18, 2014 .
Freethoughts Podcast interview hosted by Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus, "Equality of Capabilties or Equality of Outcomes?" Libertarianism.org, May 5, 2014.
Interview by Nick Pearce, Juncture 19.3 (Aug-Oct. 2012): 188-193.
“The New Leveller,” interview by Richard Marshall, 3:AM Magazine, July 25, 2012.
Interview by Richard Carrier, Freethought Blogs, May 17, 2012.
Interview (filmed) on racial integration by Ross Jacobs, Chicago Institute for Western Civilization, University of Chicago, Nov. 15, 2012.
Interview by Jason Swadley, The Art of Theory: Conversations in Political Philosophy, 2012.
Interview/Podcast by Robert Talisse on The Imperative of Integration in New Books in Philosophy, September 1, 2011 (http://newbooksinphilosophy.com/2011/09/01/elizabeth-anderson-the-imperative-of-integration-princeton-up-2010/).
“Elizabeth Anderson and David Schmidtz on Equality,” Philosophy TV, (61 min. video), Nov. 29, 2010.
Radio Interview, “The Great Divide,” on Big Ideas, ABC National Radio (Australia), October 26, 2008 (on inequality in the U.S., with Larry Bartels, Robert Frank, Michael Gawenda, William Galston, and Robert Reich).
"Five Questions in Normative Ethics," in Thomas Petersen and Jesper Ryberg, eds., Normative Ethics: 5 Questions (Automatic Press, 2007), pp. 1-11.
"Egalitarian Theory and Practice: An Interview with Elizabeth Anderson," Imprints 9 (2005): 3-28.
Guest speaker for Affirmative Action, Ken Taylor and John Perry, hosts, Philosophy Talk, KALW San Francisco, August 17, 2004.
Guest speaker for Markets and Morality, Ken Taylor and John Perry, hosts, Philosophy Talk, KALW San Francisco, March 9, 2004.
Guest speaker for The History of Equality, Gretchen Helfrich, host, Odyssey, Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5FM, August 18, 2003.
Call-in Program on Rehabilitating the Ideal of Racial Integration, David Inge, host, Focus 580, WILL-AM/NPR, University of Illinois, March 29, 2002.
"Affirmative Action and the Need for Integration," IRWG-sponsored lecture series, Broadcast on Community TV, Ann Arbor, February 2002.
Panelist on the Ethics of Gift-Giving, Gretchen Helfrich, host, Odyssey, Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5FM, December 24, 2001.
Discussant on Affirmative Action and the U-M Lawsuits, The Warren Pierce Show, WJR (760AM), Dec. 15, 2000 (opposite Carl Cohen, also responding to public call-ins).
Interview, Erik Gandini, filmed for documentary on the future of work
Interviewed by Adrian Tanner for documentary film Burnout: The truth about overwork and what we can do about it (DW Documentary)
Interviewed by Howard Burton for documentary film Pandemic Perspectives (Ideas Roadshow)
Museum installation: Permanent exhibit on democracy for Leiter Polit-Forum Bern, Switzerland (in an ancient prison tower): short audio recording on the meaning and future of democracy (one of about 10 from thinkers/democratic activists) around the world)
“In Conversation with Professor Elizabeth Anderson,” interview by Teresa Turkheimer, Cambridge Journal of Law, Politics, and Art, Issue 1
Foreword to Julian Jonker and Grant Rozeboom, Working as Equals (forthcoming, Oxford University Press)
Preface to Chetan Cetty, “Understanding the claims about labor markets in debates on Private Government,” Economic Policy Institute, Sept. 23, 2021
"The Broken System: What comes after Meritocracy?" (review of M. Sandel, The Tyranny of Merit), The Nation, March 8-15, 2021
Foreword to Michael Lambek, Concepts and Persons (U Toronto Press, 2021)
“Beyond Bullshit Jobs,” The Philosopher 108.2 (2020): 59-64
“Economic Inequality and Human Development,” Human Development Report 2019 (United Nations Development Programme, 2019), p. 89
“How employers rule our lives: an interview with Elizabeth Anderson” IPPR Progressive Review 24.2 (2017): 88-99. DOI: 10.1111/newe.12045
“Where Despots Rule,” interview with Chase Burghgrave, Jacobin, June 29, 2017
“How bosses are (literally) like dictators,” Vox, September 3, 2017
“Work, Ethics, Technology & Democracy,” interview with LJ Frank, NP Journal
“On Moral Reasoning With False Premises in Adam Smith, Mill, and Hegel,” Digressions&Impressions, February 28, 2017
Contribution to “The Consequences of Mr. Trump--Voices from Global Academia,” Huffington Post, February 7, 2017
“Durable Social Hierarchies: How Egalitarian Movements Imagine Inequality,” Items: Insights from the Social Sciences, SSRC, July 19, 2016
“Obama the Progressive,” contribution to “Obama’s Legacy and Beyond,” Juncture 23.3 (Winter 2016)
“What’s Wrong with Inequality?” The Stone, New York Times Opinionator, April 23, 2015 (interviewed by Gary Gutting)
Inequality Corrupts Success,” Too Much blog,
August 1, 2015.
“The Politics behind Piketty,” Crooked Timber, December 7, 2015.
“The Inaudible Majority,” Guest Column for The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, February 6, 2014.
“Moral Epistemology from a Pragmatist Perspective,” Michigan Philosophy News, Fall 2013.
“American Conservative Politics and the Long Shadow of Slavery” Guest Post for Daniel Little’s Understanding Society blog, November 19, 2013.
PEA Soup Featured Philosopher, July 22, 2013.
“Recharting the Map of Social and Political Theory: Where is Government? Where is Conservatism?,” (June 12, 2012) Symposium on John Tomasi’s Free Market Fairness in Bleeding Heart Libertarians.
Response to Michael Sandel, “How Markets Crowd Out Morals,” Boston Review (May/June 2012).
“Segregation,” Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Michael Gibbons, ed. (Blackwell, 2014).
“Why Racial Integration Remains an Imperative,” Poverty & Race 20.4 (July/August 2011) (http://www.prrac.org/newsletters/julaug2011.pdf): 1-2, 17-19. (A publication of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council)
War at Home,” Democracy
22 (Fall 2011) (Symposium on the 9/11 Decade).
"Affirmative Action is about Helping All of Us," Chronicle of Higher Education, May 29, 2011
Democracy and Freedom,” Consider, October
“What Should Egalitarians Want?” with 3 additional commentaries on Will Wilkinson, Cato Unbound conversation on Inequality: Facts and Values,
(October 2009) (Cato Institute Online Magazine).
Left2Right Blog, contributor (URL: http://left2right.typepad.com/).
Not to Criticize Feminist
Epistemology," review of
and Robert Almeder,
Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology, (2004).
The Geography of Race in the U.S. (with Jeff Jones).
Annotated Bibliography on Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action.
"Defending Affirmative Action," Against the Current 94 (Sept/Oct 2001): 19-22.
"Optional Freedoms," Boston Review Oct/Nov 2000, 16.
“Democracy, Public Policy, and Lay
Assessments of Scientific Testimony,”
Conference on Collective Knowledge and Epistemic Trust, Greifswald, Germany, May 6-8, 2010
Keynote Address, TRiP
Conference on Science, Knowledge, and Democracy, University of South
Carolina, April 1, 2011
American Political Science Association Meetings, September 4, 2010
Center for Ethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, September 24, 2010
Chapel Hill Philosophy Colloquium, University of North Carolina, October 15, 2010
Stuart Mill on Democracy as Sentimental Education,”
University of Chicago Law School, Seminar Series on Utilitarianism and the Law, October 30, 2009
“Expanding the Egalitarian Toolbox : Strategies for Overcoming Esteem Hierarchies,”
Austin and Hempel Lecture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Sept. 18, 2009.
“What is Egalitarianism?”
Keynote address, Society for Ethical and Political Philosophy, Northwestern University, May 21, 2010
Austin and Hempel Lecture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Sept. 17, 2009.
Philosophy Department, Kenyon College, October 8, 2009.
Law and Equality Conference, University of Michigan Law School, October 9, 2009.
Manuscript workshop on The Imperative of Integration,
Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, Georgia State University, May 14-15, 2009 (commentors: Andrew Altman, Anthony Appaih,
Eamonn Callon, Andrew I. Cohen, Andrew J. Cohen, Ann Cudd, Jorge Garcia, Peter Lindsay, Glenn Loury, George Rainbolt).
“Democracy and Racial Integration”
Harvard Political Theory Colloquium, October 10, 2008
Cornell University Department of Philosophy, May 1, 2009
Philosophy Department, Kenyon College, October 8, 2009
“Expanding the Egalitarian Toolbox”
Philosophy Department, Princeton University, April 3, 2008
Philosophy Department, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, May 22, 2008
Joint Session, Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University of Aberdeen, July 13, 2008
“Emotions in Kant’s Moral Philosophy”
Seminar, Philosophy Department, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, May 23, 2008
Critic for Author Meets Critics Session on Lisa Schwartzman, Challenging Liberalism
Central Division APA, Chicago, April 17, 2008
"Expanding the Egalitarian Toolbox (I): Two Cheers for Capitalism and Bureaucracy,"
Ethics Program and Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway, September 27, 2007.
"Expanding the Egalitarian Toolbox (II): The Imperative of Integration,"
Ethics Program and Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway, September 28, 2007
"The Imperative of Integration: Race and Education,"
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, May 17, 2012
Frank L. Bixby Lecture, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, October 22, 2008
School of Education, University of Michigan, March 13, 2009
Veroni Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and the Humanities, Kent State University, November 9, 2007.
John Rawls Collegiate Professorship in Philosophy and Women's Studies Inaugural Lecture,
University of Michigan, February 15, 2007.
on Joshua Cohen’s "Power, Reason,
Tanner Lectures on Human Values, University of California, Berkeley, April 12, 2007.
Panelist, "The Place of the Poor in the Theory of Justice,"
Poorest of the Poor Conference, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, February 6, 2007.
Should Egalitarians cope with Market
Legal Luck Conference, Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, Israel, Jan. 4, 2007.
Debate with Carl Cohen on Proposition 2: Michigan Civil Rights Initiative,
Greenhills School, October 23, 2006.
"Against Desert: Markets, Equality, and Pure Procedural Justice,"
Markets and Equality Conference, Stanford University, Sept. 30, 2006.
"The Epistemology of Democracy,"
Episteme Conference, University of Toronto, June 2, 2006.
Philosophy Department, Columbia University, October 19, 2006.
Opportunity in Education:
a Democratic Equality Perspective"
MIT Conference on Equality of Opportunity in Education, March 25, 2006.
with Rev. Ira Combs on
sponsored by Toward a Fair Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, March 22, 2006.
Sovereignty vs. Citizens'
Sovereignty: Some Errors in Neoclassical Welfare Economics"
Carnegie Mellon University, Philosophy Dept. workshop, October 6, 2005.
Climate Injustices and Barriers to
Justice" (panelist) in the
Just Climate? Pursuing Environmental Justice in the Face of Global Climate Change conference,
University of Michigan, March 26, 2004
of Facts and Values in Social
Science," roundtable presentation at Mills College, Jan. 30, 2004.
"Ethical Assumptions of Economic Theory: Some Lessons from the History of Credit and Bankruptcy"
Societas Ethica Conference on Economics and Ethics, Sigtuna, Sweden, August 24, 2003
James A. Moffett Lecture in Ethics, Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, October 16, 2003
Philosophy Department Colloquium, Duke University, April 16, 2004
"Affirmative Action and the Need for Integration,"
Stanford University conference on "Diverse Approaches to Affirmative Action," May 16, 2003.
Prisoner's Dilemma: Solved"
Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy, September 13, 2002.
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, October 24, 2002.
Bowling Green University Department of Philosophy, November 8, 2002.
Georgetown University Department of Philosophy, April 4, 2003.
"Values and Social Science," at the "Science, Values, and Society" conference
Swarthmore College, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, March 21, 2003.
Commentator on Anthony Appiah's Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Identity and Individuality in Ethics and Politics," Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, March 18, 2003.
Panelist, "Women as Commodities: the Value of Gender"at the "Women, Money, and Power"
international conference, sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, October 25, 2002.
Panelist, "Feminist Pedagogy and Racially Integrated Education" at the national conference, "Redefining Identity
Politics: Internationalism, Feminism, Multiculturalism"
The Project for the Future of Minority Studies and the Program in Comparative Literature's
Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar, October 18, 2002, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Case for Affirmative Action," debate with Roger Clegg (lawyer, Center
Federalist Society and the Black Law Students' Association, Law School, University of Michigan, April 15, 2002.
the Ideal of Racial Integration,"
Keynote Address, Graduate Student Philosophy Conference/Annual Philosophy Public Lecture,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne, March 29, 2002.
Dilemma Solved: from
Identity Politics and Beyond,"
University of Illinois, U-C Department of Philosophy, March 29, 2002
Albion College campus-wide convocation, sponsored by the Center for Meaning and Value, Sept. 20, 2001.
Action in South Africa
and the United States,"
Panel presentation for the interdisciplinary conference series, "Legacies of Injustice,"
University of Michigan (CAAS, Comparative Literature) February 15, 2001.
Implications of Evolutionary Psychology and Genetic Engineering,"
2001 Jerome B. Wiesner Symposium, Genes and Human Nature Panel, University of Michigan, Dec. 7, 2001
Affirmative Action, and Strict Scrutiny,"
Wayne State University (Political Science), April 11, 2001.
U. California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), April 13, 2001.
Stanford University Law School, April 16, 2001.
Yale Law School, April 4, 2002
USD Law School, November 16, 2001
NYU Law School, Oct. 18, 2001
"Integration, Compensation, and Affirmative Action," Harvard Law School, October 26, 2000.
the Straitjacket of "Preference": on Amartya
Economics," American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meetings, April 22, 2000.
Knowledge and the Interplay of Value Judgments and Evidence in
Invited paper, 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
Cracow, Poland. August 23, 1999.
Department of Philosophy, Arizona State University, March 2000.
Rationales for Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Critique and
University of Kentucky, Department of Philosophy, February, 1999.
Roles of Values in Feminist Science: Comments on Lynn Nelson and Hugh
Philadelphia Consortium of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, December 1997
is the Point of Equality?"
University of North Carolina, 31st Philosophy Colloquium, Chapel Hill
University of Chicago, Political Science Department
is Liberal Community?"
Indiana University, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, February
Feminists Reject Rational Choice Theory?
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meetings, Atlanta, Ga., December 1996.
Conference on Social Norms, University of Chicago Law School, April 1997.
Recognition, and the Challenge
on Nancy Fraser's Tanner
Lectures. Stanford University, May 1996. 2 seminar sessions.
Objectivity in Feminist
Johns Hopkins University, Program in Political and Moral Thought, September 1995
University of Toronto, School of Law, September 1995
Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Washington, D.C. conference on "The Revival of Moral Inquiry
in American Scholarship," May 1995
"Replies to Profs.
Nick Sturgeon on Value in
Ethics and Economics."
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Conference, "Author meets Critics"
session, March 1995
Economic Value, and the
Values of Cities and
Conference on "The Question of Economic Value"
University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, October 1994
Metaphysical, Moral, or
MIT, Department of Philosophy and Linguistics, October 1994
"The Ethical and
Prudential Values of
Comment on Michael Knoll, "Socially Responsible Investment and Modern Financial
Markets." Oxford University/University of Southern California Law School Law/Philosophy
Workshop, Balliol College, July 1994
Democratic University: the Role of Justice in the Production of Knowledge."
Social Philosophy and Policy Center Conference on "The Just Society", Bowling Green
University, April 1994
Yale University, Law School, September 1994
Conference on Incommensurable Values, sponsored by the University of
Caen, France, April 1994
University of Chicago Law/Philosophy Working Group, April 1994
Harvard University, Department of Philosophy, March 1997
Epistemology: An Interpretation and Defense."
Columbia University, Law School, November 1993.
University of Chicago Law School, April 1994.
Northwestern University Law School, April 1994.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Philosophy, Feb. 1995.
"John Stuart Mill
as a Virtue Theorist."
Comment on David Elliott, "The Judicious Aristotelian: John Stuart Mill
and the Ethics of Virtue," APA Central Division Meetings, April 1993.
Origins of Radical Equality."
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Philosophy, January 1993.
Inquiry and the Democratic University: A Perspective on the
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Philosophy, January 1993.
Action, Objectivity, and the
Harvard University, Program in Ethics and the Professions, October 1992.
University of Pennsylvania, Philosophy Department, September 1992.
"Some Problems in
the Normative Theory of
Public Choice Society Meetings, New Orleans, March 1992
University of Michigan, Economics Department, March 1990.
Theory of Rational Choice."
Cornell University, Philosophy Department, February 1992.
Objectivity, and Standards
University of Michigan, Conference on `Political Correctness', November 1991.
Comment on Edward James, "Monism, Relativism, and Intolerance," APA Central Division
Meetings, Chicago, April 1991.
and Evaluation: Reflections on the Diversity of Values."
Central Michigan University, Philosophy Department, November 1990.
as an Attitude."
Central Michigan University, Philosophy Department, November 1990.
"The Sources of
University of Wisconsin, Philosophy Department, April 1990
University of Chicago, Philosophy Department, February 1990.
Williams College, Conference in Markets and Political Theory, April 1989.
Conceptions of the Good."
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Conference, March 1989.
within the Limits of
Comment on Robert Goodin, "Compensation and Redistribution," American Society for
Political and Legal Philosophy Conference, New Orleans, January 1989.
is Sociology: Social Science or Humanity?"
University of Michigan, Sociology Department, December 1988.
Wrong with Racism?:
Michigan State University, Philosophy Department, November 1988.
Choice and Social Behavior: A Philosophical Perspective."
University of Michigan, Research Center for Group Dynamics Seminar, September 1988.
Women's Labor a Commodity?"
University of Michigan, Conference of the Committee on Ethics, Humanism and Medicine,
University of Michigan, Center for Population Studies, October 1988.
"Descartes and the
Origins of the
Swarthmore College, Philosophy Department, April 1983.
Introduction to Philosophy
First-Year Philosophy Seminar on Emotion
Global Justice (co-taught with Frank Thompson, Economics, University of Michigan)
Law and Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Problems
Introduction to Political Philosophy
Introduction to Political Economy
19th Century Social and Political Philosophy
Undergraduate Senior Seminar in Ethics
Undergraduate Senior Seminar on Global Justice
Undergraduate Senior Seminar on Doing Well, Doing Good, and Doing Evil
Capstone Seminar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Topics in Political Philosophy
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Theory of Value
Topics in Ethics
Topics in Feminist Philosophy (crosslisted with Women's Studies) (Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science)
Graduate Proseminar in Ethics (co-taught with Allan Gibbard, Stephen Darwall)
Graduate Seminar in History of Philosophy: Philosophy of John Dewey
Graduate Seminar in Ethics
Graduate Seminar in Normative Ethics (topic: Moral Repair and Communication)
Graduate Seminar in Practical Reasoning and Moral Relativism
Graduate Seminar in Social Philosophy (topic: Social Norms)
Graduate Seminar in Social and Political Philosophy (topic: Egalitarianism)
Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory, Social Construction, and Agency (co-taught with Sally Haslanger)
Graduate Seminar in Sociology and Philosophy (co-taught with Mayer Zald, Sociology, University of Michigan)
Law, Economics, and Alternatives to Both (in Law School)
Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action (in Law School)
President, Central Division, American
Philosophical Association, 2014-2015
Vice President, Central Division, American Philosophical Association, 2013-2014
Chair, Nominating Committee, Central Division APA, 2015-16
Board of Officers, APA, 2013-16
Executive Committee, APA, 2013-16
Chair, APA Task Force on Inclusion and Diversity, 2013-
Board Member, Hypatia, Inc., 2014-
Board Member, PIKSI (Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute, Penn State), 2013-
Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship selection committee, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2011
Executive Committee, AAUP, University of Michigan chapter, 2004-5
Nominating Committee, American Philosophical Association Central Division, 1999-2000, 2004-5
Advisory Committee to APA Eastern Division Program Committee, 1998
Nominating Committee, APA Central Division, 1997-8
Advisory Committee to APA Eastern Division Program Committee,1997
Program Committee, APA Central Division, 1994
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