Nicholas Vrousalis elected to Harvard Fellowship

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Nicholas Vrousalis, Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, has been elected a Visiting Fellow at the prestigious Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Vrousalis’s fellowship, starts on September 1.

The fellowship will allow him to spend time doing research at Harvard, to collaborate with other Safra Center fellows, and to offer lectures and seminars at other US institutions.

During his time at Harvard, Vrousalis will continue research on his ongoing NWO-funded Vidi project Inequality against Freedom and will start working on a new interdisciplinary project on materialist intersectionalism. This new project will extend Vrousalis’ previous work to the intersection between class, gender, and race, by reviving a materialist account of the connections between ideology and exploitation.

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest. 

Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.

Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems that professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.

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Nicholas Vrousalis holds a degree in Economics from Cambridge and a doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. He has published on distributive ethics, democratic theory and the history of political thought. Vrousalis currently teaches practical philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. His most recent monograph, Exploitation as Domination, was published by Oxford University Press in 2023.
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