Aaron Yarmel

Credentials: Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy for Children

My research focuses on the collective action of social change, and integrates work in social and political philosophy, philosophy of social science, and applied ethics. In particular, I am interested in conflict within organizations (particularly social movement organizations), selecting strategic orientations to activism under conditions of uncertainty, and rules for practical deliberation broadly. I am on a political advocacy committee of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), and I am the founding director of Madison Public Philosophy: an organization that runs philosophy for children programs and facilitates conversations about controversial philosophical questions in the broader Madison community. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer of Madison Vegan Fest, I am a professional violinist and an amateur mandolinist, I provide dialogue facilitation consulting services to activist organizations, and I build guitar pedals based on vintage fuzz circuits. For more information about me, please check out my website.