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Department of Philosophy
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02254

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ANDREAS TEUBER (Ph.D. Harvard), Associate Professor of Philosophy, came to Brandeis in 1985 from the University of Washington in Seattle. He works in political and moral philosophy, aesthetics, 19th century social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, and the philosophy of John Stuart Mill. He has been a Fulbright Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also a recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and Harvard Graduate Prize Fellowship as well as the 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 received his B.A. from Harvard, went on to Oxford to work with Paul Grice and then, after two years at Oxford, came back to Harvard where he worked with John Rawls and Robert Nozick under whose supervison he wrote his Ph.D dissertation.

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 DAEDALUS: THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, "The Relevant Reasons for Distributing Health Care" which appeared in the THE SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, "Simone Weil: Equality as Compassion" which appeared in PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH, "Kant's Respect for Persons" which appeared in POLITICAL THEORY, and an essay on the Founder's understanding of their own original intent in drafting the U.S. Constitution, called "Absent Framers," which was published in the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. In addition to teaching at Brandeis and the University of Washington, he has taught at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and been a Visitng Fellow at both Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and its Center for Literary and Cultural Studies.

His courses at Brandeis include Human Rights, Democracy and Disobedience, and Philosophy of Law as well as courses on politics and markets, Philosophy and Public Policy, and in aesthetics, Painting Photography and Film. He teaches the Department's Introduction to Philosophy course in alternate years.

His outside interests include his love of theatre and his work in theatrical production. He is the Artistic Director of the Cambridge Theatre Company in residence at the Hasty Pudding in Harvard Square, a member of the Advisory Committee for Literary Lights at the Boston Public Library and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Century Center in New York.

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