Past Theses

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Students in the Program write honors theses on topics that use moral and political philosophy to address practical problems. Previous theses have considered such questions as the just distribution of health care, our obligations to future generations, the role of moral values in education, the moral implications of genetic engineering, and the relationship between gender inequality and the structures of work and family.

Past theses are available to read. Please contact gmaung [at] (subject: Past%20Thesis%20request) (Gillyn Maung) with your request (author, title, and year). You may look at hard copies of past theses at the Ethics in Society Center offices.

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  • Rishab S Gargeya
    • The Problem of Envy
    • Advisors: David Hills and Kal Kalewold
  • Christina Quattrocki Knight
    • A Post-Pandemic Paradox: Digital Contact Tracing as a Framework for Understanding Democratic Values
    • Advisors: Michelle Mello and Linda Eggert
  • Hannah Kunzman
    • Is There Room for the Family in Liberal Theory? The Complexity of Children’s Interests
    • Advisors: Leif Wenar and Rob Reich
  • Megha Parwani
    • The Individual Ethics of Resisting Immigration Law (Winner of the Ethics in Society Thesis Prize)

    • Advisors: Emilee Chapman and Valerie Soon