"When the Market was 'Left'"

Mar 4, 2015, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormick 101



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ELIZABETH ANDERSON is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women′s Studies at the University of Michigan‚ Ann Arbor.  The author of Value in Ethics and Economics (1993) and The Imperative of Integration(2010), she has written extensively on pragmatism‚ democratic theory‚ affirmative action and racial integration‚ antidiscrimination law‚ the ethical limitations of the market‚ social epistemology and the interaction of facts and values in the social sciences. She is currently working on a history of egalitarianism from the Levellers to the present‚ with a special focus on abolitionist movements.  She is President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.  She is also the founder and first Director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at University of Michigan.


Respondents: Commentators:  David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, Yale University and Ann Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History, Keele University