Eric Beerbohm

Eric Beerbohm

Professor of Government
Eric Beerbohm

Eric Beerbohm is Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of Graduate Fellowships at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. His philosophical and teaching interests include democratic theory, theories of distributive justice, and the philosophy of social science. He is currently working on the ethical problems associated with democratic lawmaking, including legislative compromise, obstructionism, and political leadership. His book, In Our Name: The Ethics of  Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2012), examines the moral responsibilities of citizens for political injustice. He has also written on the implications of moral uncertainty for political decision-making, the demandingness of deliberative democracy, and the moral risks imposed by anti-egalitarian social policies. A Marshall Scholar and Mellon Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2008, B.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University, and BA in Political Science and the Program in Ethics in Society from Stanford University. In 2009-2010 he was a Faculty Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics.

2016-17 Courses
Social Studies 40: Philosophy and Methods of the Social Sciences (Spring)
Government 10: Foundations of Political Theory (Spring)


Contact Information

CGIS Knafel 421
p: 617-384-9268