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Elizabeth Victor
  • Female
  • Bloomfield, NJ
  • United States
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William Paterson University
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Department of Philosophy
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My research explores how moral theory can provide conceptual tools to guide our personal practical actions and public policies. I argue that a good moral theory should be useful in guiding actions in non-idealized situations and be able to address the social reality of particular people. In other words, our moral theories and public policies should be responsive to the fact that we live in a society in which some are systematically made vulnerable in light of the way social institutions respond to differences in gender, race, class, or sexual orientation. I draw on contemporary moral theory, agency theory, and feminist philosophy to critically examine contemporary ethical issues through a non-idealized lens. My research interests are broadly interdisciplinary, bridging conceptions of group agency, individual autonomy, and personal freedoms as they are taken up and played out in different facets of society.

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