Amy Berg

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy


  • PhD, philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 2015
  • MA, philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 2013
  • BA, philosophy and government, Claremont McKenna College, 2008


Amy Berg researches and teaches topics in ethics and political philosophy. She has related interests in the philosophy of law, feminist philosophy, and the history of ethics and political philosophy. Before coming to Oberlin, she taught at Rhode Island College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • American Fellowship, American Association of University Women (2014-15)
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, United States Department of Education (2009-13)

Fall 2023

Philosophy & Morality — PHIL 121

Spring 2024

Ethics — PHIL 204
Political Philosophy: Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches — PHIL 224


Amy Berg Received Stipend for Book Project

May 3, 2023

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy Berg received a summer stipend of $6000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her book project on living a well-rounded life.

Amy Berg Interviewed on NPR Podcast

April 6, 2023

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy Berg was interviewed about effective altruism by the NPR podcast The Indicator from Planet Money.

Amy Berg Article Published in "Philosophical Studies"

March 14, 2023

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy Berg's article "Do Good Lives Make Good Stories?" has just been published in the journal Philosophical Studies.

Amy Berg Participated in Interview for "1843"

December 14, 2022

Amy Berg was interviewed by a journalist at the magazine 1843 (a sister publication of The Economist) about the recent implosion of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange and the resulting fallout for the effective altruism movement.