Title

J. P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics

Degree

Ph.D., Princeton University

Field of Specialty

Moral, social, and political philosophy/feminist theory

Contact Information

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 110
781-736-2792
smiley@brandeis.edu

Marion Smiley

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 Tap 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.

Publications

Marion Smiley. "Justice From the Standpoint of the Oppressed: Iris Young's Theory of Justice Re-Visited." Contemporary Political Philosophy. Ed. Jacob Levy. Oxford University Press, 2015 (forthcoming)

Smiley, Marion. "Collective Moral Responsibility: What Does Causation Have To Do With It?." Midwest Studies in Philosophy XXXIII. 3 (2014): 25 pp. (forthcoming)

Smiley, Marion. "Moral Responsibility: Social, not Metaphysical." Quels Lendemains Pour La Responsibilite? (What Future for Responsibility?). first ed. Ed. Andre Duhamel and Allison Marchildon. Note Bene, 2014. 32 pp.

Smiley, Marion. "Volitional Excuses, Self-Narration, and Blame." Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13. 1 (2014): 28 pp.

Smiley, Marion. "Collective Responsibility" (new essay)." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2010): 26 pp.

Smiley, Marion. "From Moral Agency to Collective Wrongs: Re-Thinking Collective Moral Responsibility." Journal of Law and Policy, Special Volume on the Philosophy and Psychology of Collective Responsibility XIX. (2010): 31 pp.

Smiley, Marion. "After Identity: Re-thinking Race. Sex, and Gender." Political Theory (2009): 8 pp.

Smiley, Marion. "Pragmatism and the Philosophy of 'The Practical'." Five Questions for Pragmatism. Ed. James Johnson. Automatic Press/VP, 2009. 25 pp.

Smiley, Marion. Moral Responsibility and the Boundaries of Community, Power and Accountability From a Pragmatic Point of View. University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Courses Taught

PHIL 17a Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 108a Philosophy and Gender
PHIL 111a What Is Justice?
PHIL 112a Philosophy of the State
PHIL 114b Topics in Ethical Theory
PHIL 116a Topics in Political Philosophy
PHIL 118a War and Morality
PHIL 121a Normative Questions of the Welfare State
PHIL 214a Topics in Normative Philosophy
WMGS 205a Graduate Foundational Course in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies