Daniel Jacobson

Faculty Fellow 2016-2017

Center for Ethics


Daniel Jacobson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, and his recent research focuses on issues in ethics, political philosophy, and moral psychology. He is the co-editor, with Justin D’Arms, of Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014), and his work has appeared in a variety of prestigious scholarly journals and collected volumes. Recently, Professor Jacobson also served as Project Leader of “The Science of Ethics,” a three-year project funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

During his tenure at the Murphy Institute, he worked on a project titled, “Reconstructing John Stuart Mill,” a monograph which argues for a new and unique interpretation of Mill's moral and political philosophy.