Associate Professor of Philosophy
Social Justice and Social Policy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Theories of justice and democracy, the constitution of liberty, the meaning of equality, the nature and role of citizenship in a democratic polity, the origin and history of the secret ballot, human rights, philosophy of law, criminal law, the international rules of war, civil disobedience, privacy, the philosophy of John Stuart Mill, aesthetics and film theory and the philosophy of photography and film.
ANDREAS TEUBER studied philosophy at Oxford with Paul Grice and at Harvard, where his Ph.D.advisers were John Rawls ("A Theory of Justice") and Robert Nozick ("Anarchy, State and Utopia").
He is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy and served as its Department Chair from 2005-2010.
His scholarship encompasses the internationalization of human rights, issues of social inequality, risk analysis, the nature and limits of democratic forms of deliberation, civic participation and renewal, cosmopolitanism, and the relation of U. S. Constitutional Law to international covenants, understandings and agreements as well as the relation of decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court to the opinions of international courts and tribunals, such as the ICC in the Hague.
He has published in such journals as the American Scientist, Political Theory and Daedalus: the Journal for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as written for The London Review of Books, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
He has been a member and fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He is the recipient of two Brandeis teaching awards, the Michael Laban Walzer Award and the Kermit H. Perlmutter Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching. His syllabus for the Introduction to Philosophy course that he teaches here at Brandeis is listed among the Top Ten Most Popular Philosophy Syllabi in the world.
He is the contributor to two books: AMERICAN JOURNEY: The Times of Robert Kennedy , edited by Jean Stein and George Plimpton and RISK: Public Health and Risk Assessment, edited by Edward J. Burger and the author of a number of articles in philosophy, politics and law, among them, "Justifying Risk" which appeared in Daedalus: the Journal for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "The Relevant Reasons for Distributing Health Care" which appeared in the Southern Journal of Philosophy, "Simone Weil: Equality as Compassion" which appeared in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and "Kant's Respect for Persons" and "A Defense of Pluralism and Equality," both of which appeared in Political Theory .
He is currently a member of the Harvard Summer School Faculty.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Cambridge Theatre Company which produced its shows at the Hasty Pudding Theatre in Harvard Square from 1992 -1998 and which gained a reputation as Boston's leading off-Broadway theatre. In 1998 the Theatre Company was awarded the Eliott Norton Award, Boston's highest Theatre Honor, for the Best Production of the Year. He has also served a member of the Board of the Century Theatre Center in New York which produced the premieres of Edward Albee's "Play About the Baby" and Paula Vogel's "How I Learned To Drive ." He is also the Founder of the new Poets' Theatre and served as its Artistic Director from 1987 - 1995.
After a year as an undergraduate at Oxford, he played opposite Richard Burton in the Columbia Pictures Film: DOCTOR FAUSTUS , as Mephistopheles, with Burton as Faustus and Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy. Subsequently he appeared as a guest on a number of television series, among them I SPY with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp and THE BIG VALLEY with Barbara Stanwyck.
As director of the Cambridge Theatre Company he directed onstage, among others, Debra Winger, Blythe Danner, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve, Bill Murray, Sam Waterston, Jerry Stiller, Wally Shawn, Stockard Channing, John Heard, Peter Falk and Claire Bloom.
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Top 10 Most Popular Philosophy Syllabi in the World (2006)
First Kermit H. Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988 - 1989)
Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching (1987 - 1988)
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor, Brandeis University (1985 - 1988)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1983 - 1984)
Member and Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1980)
|PHIL||1a||Introduction to Philosophy|
|PHIL||20a||Social and Political Philosophy: Democracy and Disobedience|
|PHIL||22b||Philosophy of Law|
|PHIL||110a||The Meaning of Life or "How Should One Live?"|
|PHIL||113b||Aesthetics: Painting, Photography, and Film|
|PHIL||117b||Topics in the Philosophy of Law|