Mildred Fish Harnack Professor of Philosophy and Carol Dickson Bascom Professor of the Humanities (USC, Ph.D. 1991)
Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education
5119 Helen C. White
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.