Director of the Penn State Humanities Institute; Professor of Philosophy, Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
105 Ihlseng Cottage
B.A., University of New Orleans
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Areas of Specialization
- Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
- Moral Theory
- Figures in the History of Political Philosophy
- Feminist Social and Political Philosophy
- Rawlsian Liberalism and its Critics
- Freedom and Slavery
- Rousseau's Social and Political Philosophy
- “Alienation and Reification” in Ludwig Siep, Heikki Ikaheimo and Michael Quante, eds. Hanbuch Anerkennung (Springer, in press).
- “Anti-Perfectionism and Autonomy in an Imperfect World: Comments on Joseph Raz’sThe Morality of Freedom 30 Years On”. Moral Philosophy and Politics 4 no. 1 (2017), 5-25.
- Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2017.
- “Autonomy and Liberalism: A Troubled Marriage?” in Steven Wall, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 141-62.
- “Autonomy and Social Disorientation” in Geoffrey Levey, ed. Authenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism (London: Routledge, 2015).
- “Telling Our Stories in the Master’s Tongue: Narrative Selves and Oppressive Circumstance” in Christopher Cowley, ed. Philosophy of Autobiography (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015).
- The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-Historical Selves. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays, co-edited with Joel Anderson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, January 2005
- "Saving Positive Freedom" Political Theory 33 no.1 (February, 2005), 79-88
- "Narrative Unity as a Condition of Personhood" Metaphilosophy, 35 no. 5 (October 2004), 695-713
- The Myth of Property: Toward an Egalitarian Theory of Ownership. Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1994
(editor) Positive Freedom: Past, Present and Future. Original essays by multiple authors. Under contract, Cambridge University Press.