Kristi A. Olson
Kristi A. Olson is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College where she works on issues of economic justice. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University under the supervision of Thomas Scanlon, Frances Kamm, and Amartya Sen. Her research has been published in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as a public interest lawyer.
I describe my research on multidimensional equality here.
"A Philosopher's Guide to Multidimensional Equality," Philosophy Compass (forthcoming 2022).
"Impersonal Envy and the Fair Division of Resources," Philosophy & Public Affairs 46 (2019): 269-292.
"Solving which Trilemma? The Many Interpretations of Equality, Pareto, and Freedom of Occupational Choice," Politics, Philosophy, and Economics 16 (2017): 282-307.
“Autarky as a Moral Baseline,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44 (2014): 264-285.
“Our Choices, Our Wage Gap?” Philosophical Topics 40 (2012): 45-61.
“The Endowment Tax Puzzle,” Philosophy & Public Affairs 38 (2010): 240-271.
Crime & Punishment (FYS)
Ethics & Public Policy
Ethics & the Embryo
Ethics of Climate Change
Morality of War
Philosophical Issues of Gender & Race
Theories of Economic Fairness
Theories of Equality
What Is Equality?
Racism, Intersectionality, and the Death of George Floyd in the Times of COVID-19 (an interview of Kimberle Crenshaw, starts 24 minutes in)
Valuing Black Lives (a blog of the American Philosophical Association)
- PhD, Philosophy, Harvard University
- AM, Health Policy, Harvard University
- JD, Duke University
- BA, Music and Geography, Indiana University