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  • Graduate Student Fellowships | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    arise when we examine these questions in specific contexts when ethical questions need to be considered in dialogue with empirical evidence uncertainty and human frailty these classes will expose students to a wider range of perspectives and methodologies for thinking about ethical issues than they might otherwise encounter Program Structure Selected fellows will take at least one of the two frictions seminars offered in the 2014 2015 academic year In addition during the Fall and Winter quarters all fellows will attend a monthly dinner with the teaching faculty visiting speakers and other fellows These dinners will provide students a forum for continuing conversations from the seminars and for building a sense of cohort During the Spring quarter fellows will meet to share their work with each other schedule TBD we will aim for 2 meetings per month The frictions seminars offered for 2014 2014 are Ethics and Economics Debra Satz Philosophy and Alan Ryan Visiting Professor Philosophy Fall 2014 Wednesdays 2 15 4 45 p m Course description Economic analysis inevitably raises moral questions Getting clear on those moral questions and the competing answers to them can help improve both economic analysis and our understanding of the values involved in alternative social policies This course focuses on a central economic institution the market How have the benefits and costs of using markets been understood For example it is often claimed that markets are good for welfare but how is welfare to be understood What is the connection between markets and different values such as equality and autonomy What if anything is wrong with markets in everything Are there moral considerations that allow us to distinguish different markets This course examines competing answers to these questions drawing on historical and contemporary literature Readings include Adam Smith JS Mill Karl Marx Michael Walzer Dan Hausman and Michael McPherson and Debra Satz among others Teaching team Debra Satz is the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Philosophy Senior Associate Dean of the Humanities and Arts and Director of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Her recent books include Why Some Things Should Not be for Sale Oxford 2010 and co editor Occupy the Future MIT Press 2013 Alan Ryan has taught at Oxford where he was Warden of New College and Princeton University He is the author of numerous books on JS Mill and John Dewey as well as several books on property He frequently writes for the New York Review of Books Moral Minds What Can Moral Psychology Tell Us About Ethics Barbara Fried Law and Benoît Monin Psychology and the Graduate School of Business Winter 2015 Tuesdays 4 6 p m Course description Recent psychological advances in our understanding of the cognitive and social origins of morality cast a new light on age old questions about ethics such as How did our moral sense evolve in our species How does it develop over our lifetime How much does our culture religion or politics determine our moral values What is the

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  • Dirty Leviathan Retreat | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Lily Lamboy PhD candidate in Political Science Should healthcare systems protect people s finances Do parents have independent reasons separate from the needs of the child for claiming right to parent What is the relationship between autonomous decision making and distributive outcomes related to luck This is just a small sample of the questions tackled during presentations at The Dirty Leviathan s recent workshop retreat in Watsonville CA The Dirty Leviathan is a group sponsored by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and its mission is to support interdisciplinary research on questions related to ethics justice and political theory by bringing together graduate students and post doctoral fellows from all corners of the university Over the weekend of April 4 6 this year 25 researchers from law Ethics in Society history classics political science and philosophy came together to workshop their ideas and forge relationships across disciplines Within minutes of arriving on Friday evening participants were engaged in fascinating informal conversations ranging in topics from the ethics of college athletic compensation to gender inequality Read the rest of Lily s article on The Buzz Dirty Leviathan Retreat 2013 by Tomer Perry PhD candidate in Political Science Sunday April 7th 2013 a group of political theorists drove to a little place on the shores of the Pacific Ocean called Moss Landing State Beach This spot about 15 20 minutes drive north of Monterey is one of the secret hideouts of Sea Otters in California On the way there and walking barefoot around the beach admiring one of the cutest of God s creation some of the theorists were engaged in an intense argument about labor unions and their impacts on inequality Others were making funny faces at the Otters and arguing whether or not they were responding Those theorists had just finished the 4th Annual Dirty Leviathan Retreat which is an annual event where PhD students from various department who share an interest in political theory come together to present and debate their work in a friendly and collegial environment The weekend sponsored by the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society is an opportunity for students from the various department to hang out and socialize while also introducing each other to their work It is a unique opportunity because it combines a social outing with an informal space to present work and receive great feedback But it s mostly unique because it is incredibly fun The retreat came out of a lunch meeting that Prof Debra Satz organized four years ago Satz invited theorists from different departments to discuss the different ways in which we could bring the community of theory grad students together and create a forum for students to present more work The idea was to create some space other than the political theory workshop where students don t typically present where students could present work that is not situated in one department or another so it is not like the Philosophy department s Graduate Student Workshop

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  • Postdoc Fellows | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    undergraduates in the Honors Program and help develop an interdisciplinary ethics community across campus Current Past Fellows Equality of Opportunity and Education This academic year marks the final year some of our postdoc fellows have worked on a Spencer Foundation project on equality of opportunity and education Learn More Postdoc Fellows In 2013 2014 the Ethics Center offered three postdoc fellowships One in the Center for Ethics in Society one is sponsored by the Spencer Foundation for a project in Equality of Opportunity and Education and one is a teaching fellowship in conjunction with the new undergraduate ethics requirement The Center s postdoc fellowship program has grown since our first two fellows arrived in 2007 In the 2013 2014 academic year we were excited to have eight fellows three who returned for a second year Our fellows are involved in teaching interacting with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program and helping to develop an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus The Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Equality of Opportunity and Education are funded by a three year grant that allows us to design a comprehensive project that looks at one of the most powerful levers a society has for shaping its future citizens While the American education system has a lot to be proud of equality in K 12 education is lacking as many children receive a far more inferior education than their peers With this grant from the Spencer Foundation during 2013 2014 one postdoc will be working with Stanford faculty bringing ideas from moral and political philosophy to bear on the questions of education theory policy and practice Apply to be a 2014 2015 Postdoc Fellow Meet our 2013 2014 Postdoc Fellow Fellowships The Ethics Center has three types of post doc fellowships A Center for

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  • Fellowships | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests that have some practical implications Scholars with a JD but no PhD are eligible to apply Fellows will be involved in teaching interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program and help in fostering an inter disciplinary ethics community across the campus The appointment term is September 1 2014 August 31 2015 however the initial term may be renewed for an additional year Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30 2014 Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree i e September 2011 The application deadline is January 9 2014 5 00pm Pacific Standard Time Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university s research and teaching missions Salary is competitive Please submit a cover letter CV a writing sample no more than 25 pages three letters of recommendation and a one page research statement Please apply for the position through Interfolio If you have questions please contact Anne Newman arnewman stanford edu 2014 2015 Center for Ethics in Sociey Postdoc Teaching Fellowships For 2014 2015 we seek up to two new post doctoral teaching fellows These teaching fellows are offered in conjunction with Stanford s new undergraduate ethics requirement which requires all Stanford undergraduates to take at least one ethics course Teaching fellows will assist in one class per quarter and will be asked to run up to two sections per quarter The Ethics Teaching Fellows will be fully integrated into the programming of the Center This fellowship provides an opportunity to work with great

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  • Application Process | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30 2014 Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree i e September 2011 The application deadline is January 9 2014 5 00pm Pacific Standard Time Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university s research and teaching missions Salary is competitive If you have questions please contact Anne Newman arnewman stanford edu 2014 2015 Center for Ethics in Sociey Post Doctoral Fellowships For 2014 2015 we seek up to three new post doctoral fellows We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from philosophy the social sciences and the professional schools We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality education international justice and environmental ethics but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests that have some practical implications Scholars with a JD but no PhD are eligible to apply Fellows will be involved in teaching interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program and help in fostering an inter disciplinary ethics community across the campus The appointment term is September 1 2014 August 31 2015 however the initial term may be renewed for an additional year Application material consists of a cover letter CV a writing sample no more than 25 pages three letters of recommendation and a one page research statement Please apply for the position through Interfolio 2014 2015 Center for Ethics in Sociey Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships For 2014 2015 we seek up to two new post doctoral teaching fellows These teaching fellows are offered in conjunction with Stanford s new undergraduate ethics

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  • Fellowship FAQs | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    two separate pools Top of Page Are international students eligible What about visas Yes For information about visas please visit Stanford s Bechtel International Center http icenter stanford edu Top of Page Are J D holders eligible for both postdocs No J D holders are only eligible for the general fellowship the teaching fellowship requires a Ph D Top of Page If I have a J D am I only eligible to apply if I earned my degree in the last 3 years Yes whether you have a Ph D or J D you must have earned your degree within 3 years from the start of the fellowship so after September 2011 Top of Page If I don t have substantial teaching experience am I eligible for the teaching fellowship Yes You can still write a teaching statement and list courses you are prepared to teach in lieu of classes you have taught But candidates will be evaluated on the strength of their application which in this case will include teaching experience Top of Page Can you tell me if I will be competitive for the fellowships We are unable to answer specific queries from prospective applicants about their suitability for the fellowship We encourage you to look carefully at the expertise and academic interests of scholars affiliated with the Center for Ethics in Society as applications from scholars whose competence and interests are closely aligned with those of the Center are likely to be the most competitive applicants Top of Page I have not yet defended my dissertation but will shortly before the fellowship would begin By what date must I complete my degree and how do I demonstrate proof of completion Candidates selected for the fellowships must be able to send us a letter from their institution confirming the completion of the doctoral program All requirements of the degree must be completed by July 1 2014 Top of Page What are the differences between the two postdocs in terms of teaching For the teaching postdoc fellows will assist with one class per quarter that meets the new undergraduate ethics requirement this involves leading up to 2 sections per quarter in courses across the university For the general postdoc fellows teach 1 class per year determined by their expertise and the needs of the Center Top of Page Are the page limits for writing samples and teaching and research statements single or double spaced Double spaced please Top of Page Can I submit additional information with my application e g teaching evaluations an extra writing sample course syllabi No we will initially evaluate applicants based on the required information and the online submission system will not allow you to provide additional information Top of Page What should be included in a teaching portfolio and how long should it be Your teaching portfolio should include a brief statement of teaching philosophy no more than 500 words and a list of courses previously taught or for which you have served as

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  • Fellowship Experience | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    s something that people really assume there must be an answer to like it must be justified for parents to have certain control over children this is just how the world works But then when you look at it philosophically it s actually quite a troubling question because it s not clear what the answer to the question is Ethics Center How would you describe the intellectual community at the Ethics Center Sarah It s great being able to interact with so many other postdocs We spend a lot of time together both formally and informally in workshop settings reading each other s work and talking about it Informally just being surrounded by other people who are passionate about philosophy and who are interested in the sorts of questions you are interested in you can just run into them in the hall and have a discussion and get excited about their work and think about things that you might not have thought about because other people around here are studying them There are also great faculty mentors and members of the Ethics Center as well who lead us through different projects and work with us The staff are really friendly That helps make the environment generally more pleasant but I think it helps academically as well because it helps reduce stress and allow you to focus on your work and everyone seems to get along Because the Ethics Center is interdisciplinary I also think it s a really good opportunity to meet people in other faculties So I ve been able to have involvement with the philosophy department I co organized an ethics reading group with a professor in the philosophy department so that s been a great way to meet other graduate students and faculty in philosophy And alternatively participating in the political theory workshop in the politics department allows you access there and there are people from all different departments involved with the ethics center so it s a really rich environment in that respect Ethics Center So what s your day to day like Sarah Usually I come in in the latish morning Some days differ from others because there are set activities on certain days On Thursdays we have the postdoc workshop and Fridays we have the political theory workshops On Wednesdays I do the ethics reading group But then setting those regularly scheduled things aside most days consist of coming in and doing some reading and writing in my office usually thinking about different problems working on things like that sometimes talking to other postdocs about them maybe over tea or something going for lunch coming back doing the same just working in my office trying to write papers or think through different problems and then as I said going to those certain activities that are set each week In addition to that some days usually at least once a week but often times more I m meeting some students who are in the Undergraduate

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  • Research | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Research The Center has been developing a research agenda on ethics in society in the interest of disseminating scholarship that addresses political philosophy and ethics As part of these efforts the Center is in its third and final year of the Spencer Foundation project on Equality of Opportunity and Education Likewise we have developed a catalog of Working Papers which are pre publication versions of academic articles book chapters or reviews by faculty and postdoctoral fellows associated with the Center for Ethics in Society Equality of Opportunity and Education This academic year marks the final year some of our postdoc fellows have worked on a Spencer Foundation project on equality of opportunity in education The core goal of the Spencer project is to refine our understanding of the relationship between ideals of equality especially equality of opportunity and the public provision of education Working Papers In the interest of

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