Mildred Fish-Harnack Professor of Philosophy of Education, Professor of Philosophy
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Harry Brighouse is Mildred Fish-Harnack Professor of Philosophy of Education, Professor of Philosophy, Carol Dickson-Bascom Professor of the Humanities, and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He’s taught at Madison since 1992, and mainly teaches political philosophy and applied ethics; his signature course is a freshman seminar called Children, Marriage, and the Family which is part of the First Year Interest Group Program at UW-Madison
His research interests span political philosophy, philosophy of education, and educational policy. He has recently published three books: Family Values: the Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships (Princeton 2014), a book about the justification of the family with Adam Swift; The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice (Chicago, 2015), a collection of original essays by distinguished philosophers about issues in higher education, which he edited with Michael McPherson, and which won the 2017 Federic W Ness Award for the book contributing to our understanding of liberal education, from the Association of American Colleges and Universities; and Educational Goods (Chicago, 2018), about how educational decison-makers can integrate considerations of value with empirical evidence, written with Helen F Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift.