Harry Brighouse

Harry Brighouse is Mildred Fish-Harnack Professor of Philosophy of Education, Carol Dickson-Bascom Professor of the Humanities, Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Center for Ethics and Education at UW-Madison, where he has taught since 1992. He is author of several books, including School Choice and Social Justice (Oxford, 2000), On Education (Routledge, 2005), and (with Adam Swift) Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships (Princeton, 2014) and, most recently, (with Helen Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift), Educational Goods: Values and Evidence in Decision-Making (University of Chicago, 2018). With Michael McPherson, he has also recently edited The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice (University of Chicago, 2015), which won the Frederick Ness prize for contribution to understanding of liberal education.. Recent papers and book chapters include (with Gina Schouten), “Principles of Educational Justice: Some Problems”, Social Philosophy and Policy (2014); (with Gina Schouten), “To Charter or not to Charter: What Questions Should We Ask, and What Will the Answers Tell Us?”, Harvard Educational Review (2014); (with Adam Swift), “The Goods of Parenting,” in Carolyn MacLeod and Francoise Baylis (eds), Family Matters (Oxford, 2014). He has written about education policy for national newspapers, and consulted with policymakers, in the UK. He is also a founding member of, and contributor to, the well-known academic blog, Crooked Timber.