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Sarah Clark Miller

Sarah Clark Miller

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

222 Sparks Building
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Office Phone: (814) 865-6969

Education:

  1. B.A., Philosophy and Modern Dance, Haverford College, magna cum laude, with departmental honors in Philosophy
  2. M.A., Philosophy, Stony Brook University
  3. Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University

Biography:

Areas of Specialization

  • Ethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Feminist Theory

Recent Publications

  • “From Vulnerability to Precariousness: Examining the Moral Foundations of Care Ethics," International Journal of Philosophical Studies 28, no. 2 (2020), forthcoming.
  • “A Feminist Engagement with Forst’s Transnational Justice,” in Justification and Emancipation: The Political Philosophy of Rainer Forst, edited by Amy Allen and Eduardo Mendieta (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2019), 125-144.
  • “Beyond Silence, Towards Refusal: The Epistemic Possibilities of #MeToo,” APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 18, 3 (Fall 2019): 12-16.
  • “Resisting Sexual Violence: What Empathy Offers,” in Analyzing Violence Against Women, ed. Wanda Teays (New York: Springer, 2019), 63-77.
  • “Reconsidering Dignity Relationally,” Ethics and Social Welfare 11, no. 2 (2017): 108-121.  Reprinted in Examining Injustice: Foundational, Structural and Epistemic, ed. Christine M. Koggel (New York: Routledge, 2018).
  • “Feminist Ethics” in Philosophy: Feminism, ed. Carol Hay (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan, 2017), 189-213.
  • “Relational Ethics,” with Thaddeus Metz, The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
  • “The Moral Meanings of Miscarriage,” Journal of Social Philosophy 46, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 141-157.
  • The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation (New York: Routledge Press, 2012).
  • “A Feminist Account of Global Responsibility,” Social Theory and Practice 37, no. 3 (July 2011): 391– 412. 

Current Projects

  • A Critical Theory of Sexual Violence (book manuscript)
  • Relational Ethics: On the Meaning of Vulnerability and Interdependence for Moral Life (book manuscript)
  • "Toward a Relational Theory of Harm" (article)
  • "What Precarity Requires of Care" (article)
  • "Criticizing Consent" (article)
  • "Epistemic Refusal" (article)
  • "Ultrasound's Risks: Relational, Social, Epistemological" (article)

Recent Courses

  • Relational Ethics
  • The Ethics and Politics of Violence
  • Ethical Theory
  • Cosmopolitanism and Global Responsibility
  • Introduction to Bioethics
  • Introduction to Ethics