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Elizabeth Brake

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

Elizabeth Brake was educated at The Universities of Oxford (B.A.) and St. Andrews (M. Litt., PhD).  From 2000-2011, she taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, Canada; in 2007-2008 she held a Fellowship at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Murphy Institute, Tulane University.  She has written on political liberalism, Kant's and Hegel's ethical thought, parental rights and responsibilities, and marriage.  Her book on marriage in moral and political philosophy, Minimizing Marriage, is published by Oxford University Press.  She has also edited a collection of new essays on the future of marriage law, After Marriage (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

Her current research is on the state's role in disaster response: http://whatswrongcvsp.com/2015/09/28/why-not-privatize-disaster-response...

 

More information on my website.

Research Interests

Ethics

Political Philosophy

Feminist Ethics

History of Ethics

Philosophy and Literature

Publications
  • Elizabeth Brake. Recognizing Care: The Case for Friendship and Polyamory. Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Journal (2014).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Marriage. International Encyclopedia of Ethics (2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect. Re-reading the Canon Series: Feminist Interpretations of Rawls (2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Adultery. International Encyclopedia of Ethics (2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Marriage and Domestic Partnership. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Minimizing Marriage. (2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Is Divorce Promise-Breaking?". Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2011).
  • Elizabeth Brake and Joseph Millum. Parenthood and Procreation. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (0).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591Seminar
HST 599Thesis
PHI 792Research
PHI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 311Philosophy and Literature
PHI 394Special Topics
PHI 599Thesis
PHI 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 493Honors Thesis
PHI 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 492Honors Directed Study
PHI 524Disaster Ethics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 493Honors Thesis
PHI 592Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 394Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591Seminar
PHI 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 394Special Topics
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591Seminar
Presentations
  • Elizabeth Brake. Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion. Author-meets-critics session at Western Canadian Philosophical Association meeting (Oct 2014).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Rebuilding and Reconstruction: A Case for Disaster Rights?". Emergencies and Affected Peoples conference, University of Birmingham (Jul 2014).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Minimizing Marriage. Author-meets-critics session at American Philosophical Association meeting (Mar 2014).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Fair Care: Justice for the Elderly". Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Workshop, New Orleans (Feb 2014).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Changing Marriages in the 21st Century," panel discussion. Ethics Center and Philosophy, Georgia State University (Oct 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Is Minimal Marriage Small Enough? The Limits of State Involvement in Relationships". Colloquium at the Freedom Center, University of Arizona (Sep 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Recognizing Care. American Political Science Association Annual Conference (Aug 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Procreation and World Creation". "Permissible Progeny" workshop, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Jun 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Bachelors, spinsters, and living in sin: will equality for all caring relationships perpetuate harmful stigmas?". After Equality workshop, McGill Law School (Apr 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. The Future of Marriage. Western Political Science Association, LA (Apr 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Rebuilding and Recovery in the Aftermath of Disaster". New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics (Mar 2013).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Rethinking Marriage: Multiparty and Beyond". Columbia University Law School, Legal Theory Workshop (Oct 2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Rethinking Marriage". Clemson University Philosophy Department, Law, Liberty and Justice Colloquium series (Oct 2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Keynote addresses, "Workshop on Marriage and the Family," NOMOS meeting, Barcelona. "Workshop on Marriage and the Family," NOMOS meeting, Barcelona (Jun 2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. "Rethinking Mariage". Princeton University, University Center for Human Values, Feminist Political Theory Speaker Series (May 2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Panel on "Compulsory Monogamy". Society for Philosophy of Sex and Love, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division conferen (Apr 2012).
  • Elizabeth Brake. Comments on Daniel Jacobson, "Empirical Ethics and Singer’s Dilemma". New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics (Mar 2012).
  • E. Brake. ""Replacing (legal) marriage: Justice and legal frameworks for caring relationships". American Philosophical Association Eastern Division conference, Society of Applied Philosophy (Dec 2011).
  • E. Brake. Rereading Rawls on Self-Respect: Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect. Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference (Jun 2011).
  • E. Brake. "The Limits of Parental Rights: Feminism, Family Law, and Self-Respect". University of British Columbia Philosophy Department Spring Colloquium (Mar 2011).
  • E. Brake. 5. "Rereading Rawls on Self-Respect: Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect". ASU Philosophy Dept. invited talk (Jan 2011).
Service
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Philosophy, Director (2014 - Present)
  • Political Philosophy Search Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • SHPRS Executive Committee, member (2013 - Present)
  • SHPRS Personnel Committee, member (2013 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Social Theory and Practice, Editorial Board member (2013 - Present)
  • Philosophy Performance Review Committee, member (2013 - Present)
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology Search Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Hypatia, reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Conference, Program Committee, member (2012 - Present)
  • Program Committee, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference, Program Committee member (2012 - Present)
  • Transdisciplinary Council, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Humana Mente, reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - Present)
  • Ethics, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Philosophy undergraduate essay award committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Oxford University Press, reviewer (2013 - 2014)
  • Editorial Board, Social Theory and Practice, Editorial Board member (2013 - 2014)
  • American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Conference, Program Committee, member (2012 - 2014)
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - 2014)
  • Feminist Theory, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • AZ Central, interview subject (2013 - 2013)
  • Oxford University Press, reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Pacific Society for Women in Philosophy annual conference local organizing committee, member (2013 - 2013)
  • Transdisciplinary Council, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Journal for Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - 2013)
  • Ethics Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Philosophy undergraduate essay award committee, member (2013 - 2013)
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Hypatia, reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, research grant applications, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Reviewer, grant applications (2008 - 2011)
  • Insight Development Grants Committee, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Member (2011 - 2011)