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Julie A. Tannenbaum

Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Research

    Julie Tannenbaum’s research in ethical theory focuses on the role of emotions in moral action, the conditions for having and satisfying one’s moral obligations, and responsibility for the outcome of one’s action. Her research also addresses topics in metaethics, such as ways of categorizing goods, and bioethics, such as the moral status of children and the cognitively impaired, and the impact of enhancement drugs on living a good life.

    Areas of Expertise

    PHILOSOPHY

    • Contemporary Ethical Theory
    • Moral Psychology
    • History of Ethics
    • Metaethics
    • Bioethics
  • Work

    Work

    Featured Publications

    “The Moral Status of Human-Animal Chimeras with Human Brain Cells.” Hasting Center Report 49 (2019) 34-36.

    “The Moral Status of Children.” Co-written with Agnieszka Jaworska. Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Childhood and Children. Eds. Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder, and Jurgen de Wispelaere. Routledge, 2018. 67-78

    “Personhood and Moral Status.” Co-written with Agnieszka Jaworska. Persons: A History in the series Oxford Philosophical Concepts. Ed. Antonia LoLordo. Oxford University Press, 2019. 334-362.

    “Responsibility Without Wrongdoing or Blame.” Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, vol 7. Ed. Mark Timmons. Oxford University Press, 2018. 124-148.

    “Mere Moral Failure.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 45 (2015): 58-84.

    “Person-Rearing Relationships as a Key to Higher Moral Status.” Co-written with Agnieszka Jaworska. Ethics 124 (2014): 242-271.

    The Grounds of Moral Status.” Co-written with Agnieszka Jaworska. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, March 14, 2013, substantive revision January 2018

    “The Promise and Peril of the Pharmacological Enhancer Modafinil.” Bioethics 28 (2014): 436–445 (Epub December 2012).

    “Categorizing Goods.” Oxford Studies in Metaethics. Vol 5. Ed. Russ Shafer-Landau. Oxford University Press, 2010. 257-294.

    “Emotional Expressions of Moral Value.” Philosophical Studies 132 (2007): 43-57.

    “The ‘Should’ of Full Practical Reason.” Philosophical Books 48 (2007): 124-135.

    “Acting with Feeling from Duty.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (2002): 321-337.

    See full list of publications.

  • Education

    Education

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, 2006–2007

    Ph.D., Philosophy
    University of California, Los Angeles, 2002

    Master of Arts, Philosophy
    University of California, Los Angeles, 1995

    Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
    University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Ethical Theory: Ancient to Early Modern
    • Ethical Theory: Contemporary
    • Introduction to Ethics
    • Normative Ethics: Principles, Problems, Applications
    • Topics in Value Theory
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Faculty Fellow, Humanities Studio, Pomona College, 2018-2019

    Wig Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching, Pomona College, 2018

    Visiting Researcher, Brocher Foundation, Switzerland, June 2012

    Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, California State University, Northridge, Spring 2009

    Probationary Faculty Program Fellowship, California State University, Northridge, Fall 2008

    College of Humanities Faculty Fellowship, California State University, Northridge, Spring 2008

    Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2004–2005

    Institute for Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, Spring 2004

    Non-tenured Faculty Development Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, Winter 2004

    Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000–2001

    Carnap Essay Prize, Philosophy Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999

    Research Mentorship with Barbara Herman, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998–1999

    Fishbaugh & Pollak Memorial Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998–1999

    Yost Teaching Prize, Philosophy Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

    Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship, Summer 1995