Erin Kelly

Moral Philosopher

Erin Kelly is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Her research interests are in moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law, with a focus on questions about justice, the nature of moral reasoning, moral responsibility and desert, and theories of punishment. She earned a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD from Harvard University. Her current work focuses on how matters of social justice should bear on our thinking about individual responsibility and our assessment of criminal justice institutions. She is the author of The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility, which criticizes the role of blame in popular theories of criminal justice. She has a non-academic interest in music, film, the outdoors, and two teenage daughters.

Erin Kelly is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Her research interests are in moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law, with a focus on questions about justice, the nature of moral reasoning, moral responsibility and desert, and theories of punishment. She earned a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD from Harvard University. Her current work focuses on how matters of social justice should bear on our thinking about individual responsibility and our assessment of criminal justice institutions. She is the author of The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility, which criticizes the role of blame in popular theories of criminal justice. She has a non-academic interest in music, film, the outdoors, and two teenage daughters.

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