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Elizabeth Brake

Elizabeth Brake

Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth.Brake@asu.edu

School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Elizabeth Brake is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. Her research is primarily in ethics and political philosophy. She is the author of Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law and editor of After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships (both with Oxford University Press). She has held a Murphy Institute Fellowship at Tulane, a Canadian SSHRC Grant, and an ASU Provost’s Humanities Fellowship. She is currently working on a project on the state’s role in disaster response.

Education

  • PhD, Moral Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, 1999
  • MLitt (with distinction), Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, 1995
  • BA, Classics and English, First Class, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 1993

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Brake, E. 2017. Fair care: Eldercare and distributive justice. Politics, Philosophy & Economics 16(2):132-151. DOI: 10.1177/1470594X15600831. (link )

Brake, E. 2017. Making philosophical progress: The big questions, applied philosophy, and the profession. Social Philosophy and Policy 34(2):23-45. DOI: 10.1017/S026505251700019X. (link )

2014

Brake, E. 2014. Recognizing care: The case for friendship and polyamory. Syracuse Law & Civic Engagement 1(1):Art. 3. (link )

2011

Brake, E. 2011. Is divorce promise-breaking?. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14(1):23-39. DOI: 10.1007/a10677-009-9217-a. (link )

2010

Brake, E. 2010. Minimal marriage: What political liberalism imples for marriage law. Ethics 120(2):302-337. DOI: 10.1086/651429. (link )

Brake, E. 2010. Rethinking marriage: What role should the state play?. Res Publica 19(1):18-22.

2007

Brake, E. 2007. Marriage, morality, and institutional value. Ethincal Theory and Moral Practice 10(3):243-254. DOI: 10.1007/s10677-007-9066-6. (link )

2005

Brake, E. 2005. Fatherhood and child support: Do men have a right to choose?. Journal of Applied Philosophy 22(1):55-73. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5930.2005.00292.x. (link )

Brake, E. 2005. Justice and virtue in Kant’s account of marriage. Katian Review 9(Mar):58-94. DOI: 10.1017/S1369415400002004. (link )

2004

Brake, E. 2004. Rawls and feminism: What should feminists make of liberal neutrality?. Journal of Moral Philosophy 1(3):293-309. DOI: 10.1177/174046810400100305. (link )

2000

Brake, E. 2000. A liberal response to Catharine MacKinnon. Southwest Philosophical Studies 22:17-23.

1999

Brake, E. 1999. Love's paradox: Hegel's accont of marriage. Women's Philosophy Review 22:80-104.

1997

Brake, E. 1997. Personhood and the family: Hegel's account. Contemporary Political Studies (Proceedings of the Political Studies Association, 1997) 365-371.

Books

2016

Brake, E. ed. 2016. After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0190205072.

Brake, E. ed. 2016. After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190205072.

2012

Brake, E. 2012. Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0199774142.

Brake, E. 2012. Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law. Oxford Scholalrship Online. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.001.0001. ISBN: 9780199774142. (link )

Book Chapters

2017

Brake, E. 2017. Marriage for everybody: What is marriage equality?. In: Foster, G. ed., Desire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and Love. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199015207.

2016

Brake, E. 2016. Equity and non-hierarchy in marriage: What do feminists really want?. Pp. Chapter 5 In: Brake, E. ed., After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190205072.

Brake, E. 2016. Introduction. In: Brake, E. ed., After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190205072.

2015

Brake, E. 2015. Creation theory: Do genetic ties matter?. Pp. 129-149 In: Hannan, S., S. Brennan and R. Vernon eds., Permissible Progeny? The Morality of Procreation and Parenting. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199378111.

Brake, E. 2015. Rawls and feminism: What should feminists make of liberal neutrality?. Pp. Chapter 4 In: Brooks, T. and F. Freyenhagen eds., The Legacy of John Rawls. Continuum. London. ISBN: 9780826499875.

2013

Brake, E. 2013. Rereading Rawls on self-respect: Feminism, family law, and the social bases of self-respect. Pp. 57-74 In: Abbey, R. ed., Feminist Interpretations of John Rawls. Pennsylvania State University Press. University Park, PA. ISBN: 978-0-271-06179-5.

2011

Brake, E. 2011. Willing parents: A voluntarist account of parental role obligations. Pp. 151-177 In: Archard, D. and D. Benatar eds., Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199590704.

2009

Brake, E. 2009. 'You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way': Freedome and the past in Dylan's recent work. Pp. 184-206 In: Boucher, D. and G. Browning eds., The Political Art of Bob Dylan. Imprint Academic. ISBN: 978-1845401207.

2006

Brake, E. 2006. 'To live outside the law, you must be honest': Freedom in Dylan's lyrics. Pp. 78-89 In: Vernezze, P. and C. J. Porter eds., Bob Dylan and Philosophy: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Thinking). Vol 17. Carus Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-0812695922.

2000

Brake, E. 2000. Marriage, influence and deception in Merchant-Ivory's The Europeans and the Bostonian. Pp. 143-156 In: Bradley, J. R. ed., Henry James on Stage and Screen. Palgrave. ISBN: 978-0333792148.

Conference Papers

2004

Brake, E. 2004. Responsibility, paternity, and the costs of rearing children: Do abortion rights undermine child support obligations?. Pp. 211-218 In: Peczenik, A. ed., Proceedings of the 21st IVR World Congress. 21st IVR World Congress. Stuttgart.