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Elise Springer

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Russell House, 216
860-685-3656

Chair, Philosophy

Russell House, 216
860-685-3656

Associate Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

espringer@wesleyan.edu

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BA Wesleyan University
MA University of Connecticut
PHD University of Connecticut

Elise Springer

I am broadly engaged with moral theory, and more specifically with the relationship between moral ideals and the activity of criticism. Bringing a broadly pragmatist account of judgment and communication to bear on moral discourse, I show how the challenges of moral criticism require us to rethink some standard assumptions in moral theory. I am also interested in moral responsibility, the consequences of human social embodiment, and interpretive questions about how to understand actions that we oppose.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Tuesdays 1:20-3:10pm; Fridays 10am – 11:30am

Courses

Fall 2018
PHIL 321 - 01
American Pragmatist Philosophy

Spring 2019
PHIL 212 - 01
Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 277 - 01
Feminist Phil & Moral Theory