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Aaron J. Ancell

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Duke University, 2017
B.A. (Honours), Simon Fraser University, 2011
Office: Adamian Academic Center 119 | 781.891._2220 | aancell@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Aaron Ancell is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy. His research and teaching focus primarily on issues in ethics and political philosophy, often bringing insights from the social sciences to bear on normative questions.<br><br> <br><br>Previously, I held postdoctoral fellowships at the the EJ Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and at the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto. I earned my PhD from Duke University in 2017.<br><br>‚Äč<br><br>My research and teaching focus primarily on issues in ethics and political philosophy, often bringing insights from the social sciences to bear on normative questions.

Teaching Interests

Ethics; Political Philosophy

Research Interests

Ethics; Political Philosophy

Professional Links

http://www.aaronancell.com/

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Ancell, A. J. (2020). Political Irrationality, Utopianism, and Democratic Theory. Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

Ancell, A., Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (2019). The need for feasible compromises on conscientious objection: response to Card. Journal of Medical Ethics (45:8), 560-561.

Ancell, A. (2019). The Fact of Unreasonable Pluralism. Journal of the American Philosophical Association (5:4), 410-428.

Norman, W., Ancell, A. (2018). Democratic Theory for a Market Democracy: The Problem of Merriment and Diversion When Regulators and Regulated Meet. Journal of Social Philosophy.

Ancell, A. J., Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (2017). How to Allow Conscientious Objections in Medicine While Protecting Patient Rights. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

Ancell, A. J. (2017). Democracy Isn't That Smart (But We Can Make it Smarter): On Landemore's Democratic Reason. Episteme.

Book Chapters
Ancell, A. J. Liberalism on Truth and Governance. Truth and Governance. Brookings Institute

Conference Presentations

Ancell, A. J. (2020). "Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory for Business Ethics: Lessons from Political Philosophy." Presented at the Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference, Online.

Ancell, A. J. (2020). "Who Knows What? Corporate Responsibility in the 21st-Century Regulatory State" Presented at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics Brown's Hoffman Center for Business Ethics Brown Bag Series.

Ancell, A. J. (2019). "Dirty Compromises: The Ethics of Making Concessions to Injustice." Presented at the Lake Forest University Philosophy's Colloquium, Lake Forest, IL.

Ancell, A. J., Norman, W. J. (2019). "Who Knows What: Corporate Responsibility in the 21st-Century Regulatory State." Presented at the Society for Business Ethics's Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Service

University Service
Committee Member for Teaching and Scholarly Awards Committee, 2020 - Present