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Marion Smiley
Rabb 330
781 736-2792
smiley@brandeis.edu

Marion Smiley

Marion Smiley

Marion Smiley


J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics
Rabb 330
(781) 736-2792
smiley@brandeis.edu

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.