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Andy Engen

Office: Moses 132

(Ph.D., University of California–Berkeley). His main research interests are in moral and political philosophy. He recently completed his dissertation, The Reactive Theory of Punishment. It argues for a moral justification of punishment grounded in our emotional responses to wrongdoing.

He is teaching the department’s Reading and Composition course this year. Readings for the course this semester are in the area of applied ethics on topics such as abortion, animal rights, punishment, and famine relief.

In August 2012, he will start as an assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.