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Anita Superson


Anita Superson works in normative ethics, metaethics, applied ethics, moral psychology, feminist ethics, and feminist philosophy. Her monograph, Feminist Ethics, was recently published in the Cambridge University Press Elements series (March 2024). Her paper, “Feminist Ethics,” is forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Normative Ethics, ed. David Copp, Connie Rosati, and Tina Rulli. Her work in metaethics focuses on defeating the skeptic about acting morally, and related issues. Her monograph, The Moral Skeptic (OUP 2009) defends a view about what is needed for a comprehensive defeat of the skeptic. Her recent paper, “On Being a Fan and on Fanhood and Its Implications for Defeating the Moral Skeptic” (Dialogue), analogizes a moral disposition to fanhood and defends the view that fanhood presents a decisive objection to a promising attempt to defeat the skeptic about acting morally. Her work in moral psychology is on issues such as responsibility and deformed desires. She is the author of “Feminist Moral Psychology” for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and she serves as a subject co-editor for feminism entries for SEP. She has held visiting positions at the University of Michigan and the University of Waterloo, and was the recipient of an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Contact Information
1433 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, 1989
Research Interests
  • Ethics
  • Metaethics
  • normative ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • action theory
  • feminist philosophy
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Philosophy