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Dr. Marilie Coetsee

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Dr. Marilie Coetsee's research focuses on the ethics of disagreement. Her current work examines the significance of research in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and moral psychology for how parties to a disagreement should respond it, and she is specifically concerned to apply the lessons from these fields to debates in political philosophy about how deep disagreements between citizens should best be managed. Her work emphasizes the importance of inquiry and belief revision, as opposed to merely practical compromise, as an significant component of ethical responses to disagreement.

    Dr. Coetsee also does work in philosophy of religion, religious studies, and Islamic ethics. In addition to her research on the ethics of disagreement, she is currently studying the ethical views of al-Ghazâlî, a prominent Muslim philosopher of the medieval period.

    Dr. Coetsee teaches Leadership Ethics in the Jepson School.

  • Selected Publications
    Journal Articles

    Coetsee, Marilie. “Consensus, Convergence, and COVID-19: The Ethical Role of Religious Reasons in Leaders’ Response to Covid-19,” Leadership, 13, no. 3 (2022): 446-64.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/17427150211064402

    Coetsee, Marilie. “Between Mysticism and Philosophical Rationality: Al-Ghazālī on the Reasons of the Heart.” Comparative Philosophy-an International Journal of Constructive Engagement of Distinct Approaches Toward World Philosophy 12, no. 2 (July 2021): 32–57. https://doi.org/10.31979/2151-6014(2021).120205.

    Aronowitz, Sara, Marilie Coetsee, and Amir Saemi. “The Problem of Arbitrary Requirements: An Abrahamic Perspective.” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (September 9, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11153-020-09775-7.

    Book Chapters

    Coetsee, M. "The Phenomenal Appreciation of Reasons (Or: How Not to Be a Psychopath)." In Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 15, edited by Russ Shafer-Landau. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2020.