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Collin Anthony


Dissertation Title: 

 The Idea of a Realistic Utopia

Previous Degrees: 

BA in Philosophy, Stanford University
Honors in Ethics and Society Program 

  • "Justice, Facts, and Ideals" Pacific APA, San Francisco, March 2013
  • "Defending Constructivism" Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Joint Session, July 2012
  • "Enhancement as Punishment" Canadian Society for Practical Ethics, June 2013
  • "The Relationship between Justice, Facts and Ideals" Canadian Philosophical Association (Western), October 2012

George W.M. Bacon Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013


Kok-Chor Tan, Samuel Freeman, Adrienne Martin

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy / Political Theory

My dissertation defends a conception of justice that is "realistically utopian," extending the application of the idea to crucial debates about constructivism, ideal and non/ideal theory, and global justice.

  • Bioethics

I am interested in questions surrounding the justification of enhancement technologies and genetic engineering.

  • Philosophy of Science

I am interested in comparing how the relationship between philosophers of science and their respective empirical sciences can or should mirror the relationship between political philosophers and the social sciences in general.