Elizabeth Harman

 

Associate Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values

Affiliated Faculty

 207 Marx Hall

 Curriculum Vitae

 eharman@Princeton.EDU

 609-258-4291

 609-258-1502

Elizabeth Harman (PhD 2003, MIT) is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values. She works in ethics and metaphysics, on such questions as "is abortion permissible?" "why do human babies matter much more than animals?" "which things have moral status?" "when is it impermissible to create a person?" and "when is it reasonable not to regret a mistake?" Her paper"Creation Ethics: The Moral Status of Early Fetuses and the Ethics of Abortion" appeared in Philosophy and Public Affairs; "The Potentiality Problem" appeared in Philosophical Studies; "Can We Harm and Benefit in Creating?" appeared in Philosophical Perspectives; and "Sacred mountains and beloved fetuses: can loving or worshipping something give it moral status?" appeared in Philosophical Studies. She has given papers at Yale Law School, the New York University School of Law, Boalt Hall, and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools.