Teaching Faculty - Fellows


Kyla Ebels-Duggan

Kyla Ebels-Duggan

Kyla Ebels-Duggan is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy.  She works on issues in moral and political philosophy.  Recently, some of her work has focused on the intersection of these areas with questions in the philosophy of education.  She is interested in how to understand the interaction between our responsibility for children we raise and their responsibility for themselves, where to locate authority and responsibility for communicating value commitments to the next generation, the sense in which parents and educators ought to aim to foster autonomy, and the role of articulating reasons in moral education and development.  She is also interested in the implications of the answers to these questions for broader issues in moral psychology, value theory, and political philosophy. 

Stephen White


Stephen White (Ph.D., UCLA, 2012) works primarily in ethics and political philosophy. He is interested in ­issues concerning partiality and impartiality, the morality of personal relationships, and how the sphere of public morality differs from private or personal morality. He is also working on various questions related to the topic of responsibility, including questions about the ways in which an individual may be expected to take responsibility for certain aspects of his or her life and well being; how ideas about what one is responsible for enter into one's practical reasoning; as well as what kinds of factors mitigate responsibility for wrongdoing and why.

Gerald Dworkin


Gerald Dworkin received a BS in Mathematics from the City College of New York, an MA from the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D in Philosophy from UC Berkeley. He has taught at Harvard, MIT, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of California at Davis. He works in moral, political and legal philosophy. Some of his major concerns are the nature and value of autonomy, the principles that govern what the state may make criminal, when paternalistic restrictions are permissible,  and medically-assisted dying. He has served as editor of the journal Ethics. He has been a Visiting Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, and Visiting Scholar at the Australian National University, the Hastings Center, the Bellagio Study Center, and the Center for Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health.