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Andreas Teuber

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Professor Andreas Teuber
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ANDREAS TEUBER (Ph.D., Harvard), was an undergraduate at Oxford and Harvard. As a graduate student he worked with John Rawls and Robert Nozick and wrote his Ph. D dissertation under their supervision.

He has been an Associate Professor of Philosophy, at Brandeis since 1986. He has also been a Fulbright Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was also awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and a Harvard Graduate Prize Fellowship. He is a recipient of two Brandeis teaching awards: the Michael Laban Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Kermit H. Perlmutter Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence.

He is the contributor to two books: AMERICAN JOURNEY: The Times of Robert Kennedy, edited by Jean Stein and George Plimpton (1970) and RISK: Public Health and Risk Assessment, edited by Edward J. Burger (1994) and the author of a number of articles in philosophy, politics and law, among them, "Justifying Risk" which appeared in Daedelus: the Journal for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "The Relevant Reasons for Distributing Health Care" which appeared in the Southern Journal of Philsophy, "Simone Weil: Equality as Compassion" which appeared in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and "Kant's Respect for Persons" and "A Defense of Pluralism and Equality: Michael Walzer's Spheres of Justice," both of which appeared in Political Theory. He has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Harvard's Center for Literary and Cultural Studies. This is his second year as a member of the Harvard Summer School Faculty.

His courses at Brandeis include Human Rights (Phil 19), Democracy and Disobedience (Phil 20), and Philosophy of Law (Phil 22) as well as a course on politics and markets, Philosophy and Public Policy (Phil 112), and a course in Aesthetics on Painting Photography and Film (Phil 113). Recently he has been teaching the Introduction to Philosophy course at Harvard in the summer and Brandeis in the Fall. He has also taught, among other courses, "What Is Justice?" (Phil 111) and a course on the The Good Life or "How Should One Live?" (Phil 110).

He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Cambridge Theatre Company which produced its shows at the Hasty Pudding Theatre in Harvard Square from 1992 -1998 and which gained the reputation as Boston's leading off-Broadway theatre. In 1998 the Theatre Company was awarded the Eliott Norton Award, Boston's highest Theatre Honor, for the Best Production of the Year. He is also a member of the Board of the Century Theatre Center in New York which produced the premieres of Edward Albee's Play About the Baby and Paula Vogel's How I Learned To Drive.

After he graduated from college he starred opposite Ruchard Burton in the Columbia Pictures Film: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, as Mephistopheles, with Burton as Faust and Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy and spent a year in Hollywood appearing as a guest on a number of television series, among them I SPY with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp and THE BIG VALLEY with Barbara Stanwyck.

As director of the Cambridege Theatre Company he has directed on stage, among others, Debra Winger, Blythe Danner, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve, Bill Murray, Sam Waterston, Jerry Stiller, Wally Shawn, Stockard Channing, John Heard, and Claire Bloom. He was also the Founder of the new Poets' Theatre and its Artistic Director from 1987 - 1995.

 


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