Elizabeth Harman (philosopher)

Elizabeth Harman is an American philosopher and Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University.

Elizabeth Harman
EducationHarvard University (A.B.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.)
Era21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
InstitutionsPrinceton University
ThesisMoral Status (2003)
Doctoral advisorJoshua Cohen
Main interests
Ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics


Harman's father is Gilbert Harman, professor of philosophy. Harman's mother was Lucy Harman, a psychotherapist at Princeton University.[1]

As a Professor of Philosophy, Harman is known for her expertise on ethics, specifically on ethics of abortion.[2][3]

Harman's husband, Alex Guerrero, is Henry Rutgers Term Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Elizabeth Harman joins father on the philosophy faculty - 10/23/2006 - PWB - Princeton". Princeton University.
  2. ^ Kaczor, Christopher (2014-12-05). The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Routledge. ISBN 9781317907947.
  3. ^ Roberts, Melinda A. (2010-08-09). Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons: Finding Middle Ground in Hard Cases. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9789048137923.
  4. ^ "Lucy, Olivia, Elizabeth, and Gilbert Harman". Princeton University. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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