Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows

  1. Luc Bovens

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-2737

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email lbovens@princeton.edu

    Location 307 Marx Hall

    Luc Bovens is the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Coordinator of the MSc Programme Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. Previously he taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He completed an MA in social sciences and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in the University of Minnesota. His most recent publications in moral and political philosophy are on applied topics such as Nudge, child euthanasia, asylum policy, and affirmative action and on theoretical topics such as the tragedy of the commons, the measurement of regret, and risk and uncertainty. He is developing a web site for teaching ethics in high school through short stories in world literature.



  2. Ruth Chang

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email rchang9@princeton.edu

    Location 109 Marx Hall

    Ruth Chang is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her scholarly expertise concerns philosophical questions relating to the nature of value, decision-making, the exercise of agency, and choice. She was a visiting professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and at the University of Chicago Law School. She has a Ph.D. from Balliol College, Oxford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. During her fellowship year, she plans to work on a book about decision-making and practical normativity.



  3. Alexander Kirshner

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-9721

    Fax (609) 258-1285

    Email ask2@princeton.edu

    Location Room 213, 5 Ivy Lane

    Alexander S. Kirshner is an Assistant Professor in Duke’s Department of Political Science. His first book investigated the paradoxical ethical dilemmas raised by antidemocratic opposition to democratic government (Yale University Press, 2014). That work is the subject of a forthcoming, multi-author symposium in the journal: Perspectives on Politics. His current research explores the practice of legitimate opposition and the ethics of resistance to undemocratic regimes.



  4. Thomas Lewis

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-9664

    Fax (609) 258-1285

    Email talewis@princeton.edu

    Location Room 216, 5 Ivy Lane

    Thomas A. Lewis is Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University as well as a faculty affiliate in Brown’s Political Theory Project. He works at the intersections of ethics, philosophy of religion, and methodology in the study of religion. His publications include “Freedom and Tradition in Hegel: Reconsidering Anthropology, Ethics, and Religion”; “Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel”; “Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion – and Vice Versa” (forthcoming); and articles on religion and politics, liberation theology, communitarianism, and comparative ethics. At Princeton he will be writing a book on the transformation and hidden perdurance of notions of ethical formation in the modern West.



  5. Claudio Lopez-Guerra

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-2660

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email clgf@princeton.edu

    Location 305 Marx Hall

    Claudio Lopez-Guerra is associate professor of political studies at CIDE in Mexico City. He works in normative democratic theory, with a focus on institutional design and the moral evaluation of political institutions. His recent publications includeDemocracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions” (Oxford University Press, 2014) as well as articles in The Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; and Social Theory and Practice. While at Princeton, he will work on a book project on the ethics of political representation provisionally titled Equal Subjects: Why and How Rulers Should Cast in Their Lot with the Ruled.”



  6. Elinor Mason

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-9700

    Fax (609) 258-1285

    Email ejmason@princeton.edu

    Location Room 214, 5 Ivy Lane

    Elinor Mason is a senior lecturer at Edinburgh University. Her main area of research is moral philosophy, particularly the intersection between normative ethics and moral responsibility. She also has research interests in meta ethics and in feminism. Recent publications include Blameworthiness and Moral Ignorance” (Philosophical Studies) and “Objectivism and Prospectivism about Rightness” (Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy). While at Princeton she will be working on a book about the relationship between moral theory and blameworthiness.



  7. Jennifer Morton

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-2736

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email jmmorton@princeton.edu

    Location 303 Marx Hall

    Jennifer M. Morton is an assistant professor at the City College of New York, CUNY. She works primarily in philosophy of action, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. Her publications include “Cultural Code-Switching: Straddling the Achievement Gap”(Journal of Political Philosophy), “Molding Conscientious, Hard-Working, and Perseverant Students” (Social Philosophy and Policy), and “Toward an Ecological Theory of the Norms of Practical Deliberation” (European Journal of Philosophy). While at Princeton, she will be exploring the moral and political implications of evidence-based educational policies that promote character education as a means to educational achievement.



  8. Melinda Roberts

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-2738

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email mar6@princeton.edu

    Location 309 Marx Hall

    Melinda A. Roberts is a professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey.  She works mainly in population and procreative ethics and on topics relating to the structure of moral law.  She also has interests in discrepancies between ethics and the law that resist pragmatic explanation.  Prior work includes “Population Axiology” (Oxford Handbook of Value Theory, forthcoming), “The Asymmetry:  A Solution” (Theoria 2011), Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons (Springer 2010) and “The Nonidentity Fallacy” (Utilitas 2007).  While at Princeton, she will be working on a book, “Modal Ethics and Moral Value,” intended to explore how facts about one person in one seemingly irrelevant outcome can bear on and indeed alter the moral characteristics of other outcomes.



  9. Nicholas Vrousalis

    Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow

    Phone (609) 258-9666

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email n.vrousalis@princeton.edu

    Location 5 Ivy Lane

    Nicholas Vrousalis is assistant professor in political philosophy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Vrousalis received his B.A.‚ M.A.‚ and M.Phil in economics from Cambridge and his doctorate D.Phil in political philosophy from Oxford. Vrousalis' main research areas are distributive ethics, Marxism, and the philosophy of social science. His work has appeared in Journal of Ethics, Politics‚ Philosophy and Economics, and Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vrousalis’ most recent monograph, a systematic reconstruction and critique of the political philosophy of G. A. Cohen, will be published this summer. During his time at Princeton, he will complete a monograph tentatively entitled How exploiters dominate.

     



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