Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Sarah Conly

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bowdoin College
  • Faculty Fellow, 2006-2007

Sarah Conly is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowdoin College. She has also taught at Colby College, Bates College, and in the philosophy department at the University of Michigan. She received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MA and PhD from Cornell University. She has an ongoing interest in consequentialism, and recently attempted to use consequentialist methods of problem solving in “Seduction, Rape, and Coercion,” (Ethics, 2004) and in “The Right to Procreation: Merits and Limits” (American Philosophical Quarterly, 2005). Her other areas of expertise include the ethics of Aristotle, Hume and Mill, feminism, and the history of philosophy. During the fellowship year, Conly will be thinking about the problem of moral decision making, and devising and defending consequentialist strategies for successful moral education.

In 2012, Conly published a book, Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism (Cambridge University Press).

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