Andrea Westlund

Andrea Westlund

Associate Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 614
Phone: (414) 229-4719
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Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests:

Her current research is on the moral psychology of friendship and love, with a particular focus on personal autonomy, joint deliberation, and the formation of shared interests and identities.

Teaching Interests:

Teaches courses in feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, ethics, and moral psychology. She holds a joint appointment with the Center for Women's Studies.

Recent Publications:

"Autonomy in Relation," in Out from the Shadows: Analytic Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy, eds. Anita Superson and Sharon Crasnow. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Autonomy, Authority, and Answerability," Jurisprudence. 2:1 (2011) 161-179.

"Anger, Faith, and Forgiveness," The Monist 92:4 (2009) 507-536.

"Deciding Together," Philosophers' Imprint. 9:10 (2009).

"Rethinking Relational Autonomy," Hypatia 24:4 (2009) 26-49.

"The Reunion of Marriage," The Monist 91:3&4 (2008) 558-577.

"Selflessness and Responsibility for Self: Is Deference Compatible With Autonomy?" Philosophical Review 112:4 (October 2003) 483-523.