Credentials: Mildred Fish Harnack Professor of Philosophy and Carol Dickson Bascom Professor of the Humanities (USC, Ph.D. 1991)
Position title: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education
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Professor Brighouse regularly teaches classes in applied ethics, political philosophy, and ethics; and he teaches a class for the First Year Interest Group program on Children and the Family, every 3 years. His research interests include all those topics, as well as philosophy of education; and he has an abiding interest in education (including higher education) policy and practice. His recent books include (with Helen Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift) Educational Goods: Values and Evidence in Decision-Making (University of Chicago Press 2018) and (with Adam Swift) Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships (Princeton University Press, 2014). He co-edited The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2015) with Michael McPherson, which won the 2017 Federic W Ness Award for the book contributing to our understanding of liberal education from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He directs the Center for Ethics and Education, and is a regular contributor to the group blog Crooked Timber. His strangest accomplishment is an uncredited appearance in the Ken Loach movie Bread and Roses.