Elizabeth Anderson, Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan

The Struggle for Free Labor

The Transformation of Moral Consciousness

Tuesday, April 15, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Experiments in Political Economy

Wednesday, April 16, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public

Thursday, April 17, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the UW Philosophy Department

A woman with shoulder-length brown hair and bangs is smiling. She wears rectangular metal eyeglasses and a red button-down shirt. In the background, a building can be seen.ELIZABETH ANDERSON is John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she has taught since 1987. After earning a B.A. at Swarthmore College in 1981 (Philosophy major, Economics minor), she studied under John Rawls at Harvard University, graduating with a Ph.D. in 1987. A Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor Anderson was elected Vice-President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association in 2013. In 2011 she became inaugural Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, a program she created in collaboration with colleagues in Political Science and Economics. She is the author of Value in Ethics and Economics (Harvard UP, 1993), The Imperative of Integration (Princeton UP, 2010), and numerous articles, widely reprinted, in journals of philosophy, law, and economics.  Her research ranges across several areas,including egalitarianism, democratic theory, antidiscrimination law, pragmatism, value theory, social epistemology, feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, critical race theory, and theories of rationality and social norms.  She is currently working on a history of egalitarianism from the Levellers to the present.