Scott Anderson

Associate Professor
phone 604 822 4769
location_on Buchanan E 373

Research Area

Education

Ph.D. University of Chicago

About

Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of Sex, Gender and Feminism


Research

Coercion and power; philosophy of sex, gender and feminism; ethics – especially related to interpersonal issues of power, social norms, and Aristotelian approaches to ethics; moral psychology; privacy; political philosophy. I work on issues at the intersection of ethics and social and political philosophy, largely focused on how to use and regulate power, coercion, and social norms. A significant number of my publications investigate these issues in the area of gender relations, as they occur in prostitution, dating and mating, sexual harassment, and rape. I also have ongoing interests in action theory and moral psychology, privacy, and problems related to the intensification of technology and information.


Publications

  • Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today, 2018 (co-editor, with Martha C. Nussbaum; University of Chicago Press)
  • “Torture as Unjust Means of War: To Squelch the Sirens’ Singing”, in Anderson and Nussbaum, eds., Confronting Torture, 2018
  • “Conceptualizing Rape as Coerced Sex”, Ethics, 2016
  • “Coercion as Enforcement and the Social Organisation of Power Relations: Coercion in Specific Contexts of Social Power”, Jurisprudence, 2016
  • “Objectification: A 21st Century Reassessment”, in Thom Brooks, ed., Current Controversies in Political Philosophy, 2015
  • "On Sexual Obligations and Sexual Autonomy", Hypatia, 2013
  • "On the Immorality of Threatening", Ratio, 2011
  • "The Enforcement Approach to Coercion", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 2010
  • "Privacy without the Right to Privacy", The Monist, January 2008
  • “Sex under Pressure: Jerks, Boorish Behavior, and Gender Hierarchy”, Res Publica , 2005
  • "Prostitution and Sexual Autonomy: Making Sense of the Prohibition of Prostitution", Ethics, 2002

 


Additional Department Roles

  • Philosophy and Political Science Program Advisor
  • TA Coordinator

Scott Anderson

Associate Professor
phone 604 822 4769
location_on Buchanan E 373

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of Sex, Gender and Feminism

Coercion and power; philosophy of sex, gender and feminism; ethics – especially related to interpersonal issues of power, social norms, and Aristotelian approaches to ethics; moral psychology; privacy; political philosophy. I work on issues at the intersection of ethics and social and political philosophy, largely focused on how to use and regulate power, coercion, and social norms. A significant number of my publications investigate these issues in the area of gender relations, as they occur in prostitution, dating and mating, sexual harassment, and rape. I also have ongoing interests in action theory and moral psychology, privacy, and problems related to the intensification of technology and information.

  • Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today, 2018 (co-editor, with Martha C. Nussbaum; University of Chicago Press)
  • “Torture as Unjust Means of War: To Squelch the Sirens’ Singing”, in Anderson and Nussbaum, eds., Confronting Torture, 2018
  • “Conceptualizing Rape as Coerced Sex”, Ethics, 2016
  • “Coercion as Enforcement and the Social Organisation of Power Relations: Coercion in Specific Contexts of Social Power”, Jurisprudence, 2016
  • “Objectification: A 21st Century Reassessment”, in Thom Brooks, ed., Current Controversies in Political Philosophy, 2015
  • "On Sexual Obligations and Sexual Autonomy", Hypatia, 2013
  • "On the Immorality of Threatening", Ratio, 2011
  • "The Enforcement Approach to Coercion", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 2010
  • "Privacy without the Right to Privacy", The Monist, January 2008
  • “Sex under Pressure: Jerks, Boorish Behavior, and Gender Hierarchy”, Res Publica , 2005
  • "Prostitution and Sexual Autonomy: Making Sense of the Prohibition of Prostitution", Ethics, 2002

 

  • Philosophy and Political Science Program Advisor
  • TA Coordinator

Scott Anderson

Associate Professor
phone 604 822 4769
location_on Buchanan E 373

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of Sex, Gender and Feminism

Coercion and power; philosophy of sex, gender and feminism; ethics – especially related to interpersonal issues of power, social norms, and Aristotelian approaches to ethics; moral psychology; privacy; political philosophy. I work on issues at the intersection of ethics and social and political philosophy, largely focused on how to use and regulate power, coercion, and social norms. A significant number of my publications investigate these issues in the area of gender relations, as they occur in prostitution, dating and mating, sexual harassment, and rape. I also have ongoing interests in action theory and moral psychology, privacy, and problems related to the intensification of technology and information.

  • Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today, 2018 (co-editor, with Martha C. Nussbaum; University of Chicago Press)
  • “Torture as Unjust Means of War: To Squelch the Sirens’ Singing”, in Anderson and Nussbaum, eds., Confronting Torture, 2018
  • “Conceptualizing Rape as Coerced Sex”, Ethics, 2016
  • “Coercion as Enforcement and the Social Organisation of Power Relations: Coercion in Specific Contexts of Social Power”, Jurisprudence, 2016
  • “Objectification: A 21st Century Reassessment”, in Thom Brooks, ed., Current Controversies in Political Philosophy, 2015
  • "On Sexual Obligations and Sexual Autonomy", Hypatia, 2013
  • "On the Immorality of Threatening", Ratio, 2011
  • "The Enforcement Approach to Coercion", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 2010
  • "Privacy without the Right to Privacy", The Monist, January 2008
  • “Sex under Pressure: Jerks, Boorish Behavior, and Gender Hierarchy”, Res Publica , 2005
  • "Prostitution and Sexual Autonomy: Making Sense of the Prohibition of Prostitution", Ethics, 2002

 

  • Philosophy and Political Science Program Advisor
  • TA Coordinator