Associate Professor of Philosophy
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The origin and history of the secret ballot, the nature and meaning of the vote in a democracy, public goods and private rights, liberty and inequality, deductive and analogical reasoning, technologies of the self ("making people up"), the internationalization of human rights, duty to rescue law, humanitarian intervention, criminal attempt law, the felony murder rule, bad acts and guilty minds, international rules of war and micro-legal systems, civil resistance, the philosophy of John Stuart Mill, and the nature of representation in painting, photography and film.
- PHIL 1a - Introduction to Philosophy
- PHIL 12b - Social Justice
- PHIL 20a - Social and Political Philosophy: Democracy and Disobedience
- PHIL 22b - Philosophy of Law
- PHIL 110a - The Meaning of Life or "How Should One Live?"
- PHIL 113b - Aesthetics: Painting, Photography, and Film
- PHIL 117b - Topics in the Philosophy of Law
- PHIL 119a - Human Rights
- Teuber, Andreas. THIS PROGRESS. 2010. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK. (Major new performance piece with German artist Tino Sehgal commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in celebration of the Guggenheim's 50th Anniversary.).
- I SPY (DVD). Actor Teuber, Andreas. Sony Pictures, 2008.
- THE BIG VALLEY (DVD). Actor Teuber, Andreas. 20TH CENTURY FOX, 2007.
- THE IMPORTED BRIDEGROOM (DVD). Actor Teuber, Andreas. The National Center for Jewish Film, 2007.
- Teuber, Andreas. FOREWARD: "Are You A Machine? The Brain, The Mind and What It Means To Be Human". First ed. Humanity Books: Prometheus, Amherst, New York, 2007.
- Teuber, Andreas. "When Is It Murder?." NEWSDAY October 29, 2006: Sunday Magazine 10 pages.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus in Performance." Shakespeare and the Classroom XIII. 1 (2005).
- DOCTOR FAUSTUS (DVD). Actor Teuber, Andreas. Sony Pictures, 2004.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Dr. Faustus on Stage and Film." Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. Ed. Lake, James & Ribner, Irving. Pullins and Company, 2004
- Teuber, Andreas. "Camera Obscurities: The Use of Optical Devices by the Old Masters." THE AMERICAN SCIENTIST 90, Number 2. March-April (2002): pp. 202-10.
- Teuber, Andreas. "The Freedom of Thought or A Pencil Is the Best of Eyes." ET CETERA - A REVIEW OF GENERAL SEMANTICS 59, Number 1. Summer (2001): pp. 364-78.
- Teuber, Andreas. ""Victims' Rights: Justice or Revenge?." IMPRINT 20, Number 2. Spring (2000): pp. 5-10.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Justifying Risk." RISK: PUBLIC HEALTH AND RISK ASSESSMENT. First ed. vol. I Ed. Edward J. Burger. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1993. 25.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Justifying Risk." DAEDALUS, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 119, Number 4. Fall (1990): pp. 235-54.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Absent Framers: On the Continuous American Constitutuion." THE LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS 10, Number 7. March (1989): pp. 23-26.
- Teuber, Andreas. "A Defense of Pluralism and Equality." POLITICAL THEORY V, Number 1. February (1984): pp. 118-123.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Kant's Respect for Persons." POLITICAL THEORY II, Number 3. August (1983): pp. 369-392.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Simone Weil: Equality as Compassion." PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH XLIII, No. 2. December (1982): pp. 221-237.
- Teuber, Andreas. "The Relevant Reasons for Distributing Health Care." SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY XIX, Number 4. Winter (1981): pp. 517-530.
- Teuber, Andreas. "Eugene McCarthy's Presidential Campaign." AMERICAN JOURNEY: THE TIMES OF ROBERT KENNEDY. First ed. vol. I Ed. George Plimpton and Jean Stein. Harcourt-Brace, 1970. 20.
ANDREAS TEUBER studied philosophy at Oxford with Paul Grice and at Harvard, where his Ph.D.advisers were John Rawls ("A Theory of Justice") and Robert Nozick ("Anarchy, State and Utopia").
He is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy and served as its Department Chair from 2005-2010.
His scholarship encompasses the internationalization of human rights, issues of social inequality, risk analysis, the nature and limits of democratic forms of deliberation, civic participation and renewal, cosmopolitanism, and the relation of U. S. Constitutional Law to international covenants, understandings and agreements as well as the relation of decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court to the opinions of international courts and tribunals, such as the ICC in the Hague.
He has published in such journals as the American Scientist, Political Theory and Daedalus: the Journal for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as written for The London Review of Books, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
He has been a member and fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He is the recipient of two Brandeis teaching awards, the Michael Laban Walzer Award and the Kermit H. Perlmutter Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching. His syllabus for the Introduction to Philosophy course that he teaches here at Brandeis is listed among the Top Ten Most Popular Philosophy Syllabi in the world.
He is the contributor to two books: AMERICAN JOURNEY: The Times of Robert Kennedy , edited by Jean Stein and George Plimpton and RISK: Public Health and Risk Assessment, edited by Edward J. Burger and the author of a number of articles in philosophy, politics and law, among them, "Justifying Risk" which appeared in Daedalus: the Journal for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "The Relevant Reasons for Distributing Health Care" which appeared in the Southern Journal of Philosophy, "Simone Weil: Equality as Compassion" which appeared in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and "Kant's Respect for Persons" and "A Defense of Pluralism and Equality," both of which appeared in Political Theory .
He is currently a member of the Harvard Summer School Faculty.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Cambridge Theatre Company which produced its shows at the Hasty Pudding Theatre in Harvard Square from 1992 -1998 and which gained a reputation as Boston's leading off-Broadway theatre. In 1998 the Theatre Company was awarded the Eliott Norton Award, Boston's highest Theatre Honor, for the Best Production of the Year. He has also served a member of the Board of the Century Theatre Center in New York which produced the premieres of Edward Albee's "Play About the Baby" and Paula Vogel's "How I Learned To Drive ." He is also the Founder of the new Poets' Theatre and served as its Artistic Director from 1987 - 1995.
After a year as an undergraduate at Oxford, he played opposite Richard Burton in the Columbia Pictures Film: DOCTOR FAUSTUS , as Mephistopheles, with Burton as Faustus and Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy. Subsequently he appeared as a guest on a number of television series, among them I SPY with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp and THE BIG VALLEY with Barbara Stanwyck.
As director of the Cambridge Theatre Company and the Poets' Theatre he directed and worked with onstage, among others, Debra Winger, Blythe Danner, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve, Bill Murray, Sam Waterston, Valerie Harper, Jerry Stiller, Sally Kellerman, Wally Shawn, Stockard Channing, John Heard, Peter Falk and Claire Bloom.
Awards and Honors
- Top 10 Most Popular Philosophy Syllabi in the World (2006)
- First Kermit H. Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988 - 1989)
- Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching (1987 - 1988)
- Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor, Brandeis University (1985 - 1988)
- National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1983 - 1984)
- Member and Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1980)