Elizabeth S. Anderson

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Elizabeth S. Anderson
Born (1959-12-05) December 5, 1959 (age 54)
United States
Citizenship American
Known for Social philosophy, political philosophy and ethics
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Elizabeth S. Anderson (5 December 1959), is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan and is a notable American philosopher specializing in moral and political philosophy.

Education and Career[edit]

Anderson received a B.A. with high honors in philosophy with a minor in economics from Swarthmore College in 1981. In 1987 Anderson completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Harvard University. She was a visiting instructor of philosophy at Swarthmore College 1985-86 and took up a position at the University of Michigan in 1987. She was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies 1993-1999 and was promoted to professor in 1999. In 2004 she was named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. In 2005 she was named John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, and in 2013 the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies. Anderson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.[1] In 2013, Anderson received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her work.[2]

Research and Publications[edit]

Anderson's research covers topics in social philosophy, political philosophy and ethics, including: 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, and feminist epistemology and philosophy of science.[3]

Anderson's book The Imperative of Integration,[4] was 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."[5] She is also author of Value in Ethics and Economics,[6] and dozens of articles.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Anderson, Elizabeth (1993). Value in ethics and economics. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674931909. 
  • Anderson, Elizabeth (2013). Imperative of integration. S.l: Princeton Univ Press. ISBN 9780691158112. 
  • Anderson, Elizabeth; Maitra, Ishani (2013). Law & philosophy. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. ISBN 9781465229335. 
  • Anderson, Elizabeth (1993). Value in ethics and economics. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674931909. 

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Anderson, Elizabeth S (2000), "Contribution", in Kleindienst, Thérèse, Le livre et l'art: études offertes en hommage à Pierre Lelièvrea, Villeurbanne Paris: Presses de l'Enssib Somogy, ISBN 9782850564055 
  • Anderson, Elizabeth S (2010), "Defending the capabilities approach to justice", in Robeyns, Ingrid; Brighouse, Harry, Measuring justice: primary goods and capabilities, Cambridge England New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 81–100, ISBN 9780521711470 

Selected journal articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Elizabeth S. Anderson". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 3 April 2014. "Fellow elected 2008" 
  2. ^ "Elizabeth S. Anderson". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Anderson". Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Elizabeth (2013). Imperative of integration. S.l: Princeton Univ Press. ISBN 9780691158112. 
  5. ^ "Joseph B. Gittler Award - Previous Winners". The American Philosophical Association. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Anderson, Elizabeth (1993). Value in ethics and economics. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674931909. 
  7. ^ "Works by Elizabeth Anderson". The PhilPapers Foundation. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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