Contact Information

Office: Mandel Center for the Humanities Rm. 110

Office Hours: Mon. 12:00 - 1:30pm and Wed. 3:45 to 5:15pm (and by appointment)

Phone: 781 736-2792



Marion Smiley

Marion Smiley

J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics
Mandel Center for the Humanities Rm. 110
(781) 736-2792

Research Interests: moral, social, and political philosophy

Marion Smiley received her Ph. D in 1984 from Princeton University and joined the Brandeis faculty in the Spring of 2002 after having taught at Wellesley, Wesleyan, and the University of Wisconsin/Madison.  She is the author of Moral Responsibility and the Boundaries of Community.  Accountability and Power From a Pragmatic Point of View and Falling Through Trap Doors.   The Philosophy and Politics of Group Identification (forthcoming), as well as numerous articles on free will and determinism, moral agency, collective responsibility, feminist social and political thought, autonomy and paternalism, John Dewey and the philosophy of pragmatism, democratic theory, multiculturalism, and the practice of rights.  She is currently at work on two book length projects: Dependence, Autonomy and the Welfare State and Democracy and Paternalism.  Professor Smiley is the recipient of several teaching awards, as well as research fellowships from Princeton University, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Harvard University Ethics Program, and the Swedish Institute for Advanced Study.