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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 pgoodman@stanford.edu with your request (author, title, and year). You may look at hard copies of past theses at the Ethics in Society Center offices.

2018

Emma Leeds Armstrong  (Classics and Political Science)

The Ethical Implications of Over-Regulating Campaign Finance for Low-Income Candidates

Advisor: Josh Ober

 

Calvin Baker  (Philosophy)

Buddhist Wellbeing and Population Ethics

Advisors: Juliana Bidadanure and Paul Harrison

 

Madeline Musante  (International Relations)

Creating an Ethical Framework for U.S. Refugee Policy

Advisors: Jens Hainmueller and Desiree Lim

 

Ariadne Nichol  (Human Biology)

An Ethical Framework for Just Distribution of Experimental Therapeutics in Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreak Responses

Advisor: David Magnus

 

Andrew Ntim (Public Policy)

Sentenced to Unemployment: On the Ethical and Practical Implications of Criminal Record-Based Employment Discrimination

Advisor: Robert Weisberg

 

Halle Payne (Symbolic Systems)

Is Vegetarianism a Worthwhile Endeavor? Navigating Futility Critiques and Their Implications for Vegetarianism as an Ethical and Political Practice

Advisors: Rob Reich and Barry McGuire

 

Camila Strassle (Human Biology)

Contemporary Controversies in Workplace Wellness and Disability

Advisor: Rob Reich


2017

No Ethics in Society honors theses were submitted in 2016-2017.