Faculty Affiliates

Elizabeth Anderson

John Dewey Distinguished University Professor; John Rawls Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Department Chair, University of Michigan Department of Philosophy

Elizabeth Anderson’s research focuses on democratic theory, equality in political philosophy and American law, racial integration, the ethical limits of markets, theories of value and rational choice, the philosophies of John Stuart Mill and John Dewey, social epistemology, and feminist epistemology and philosophy of science. She is currently working on the history of egalitarianism, with a special focus on the social epistemology of moral learning, taking the history of abolitionism as a central case study.