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Sarah LaChance Adams

A lot of students come here and still think of themselves as kids. They don't realize they have the power to make the world better.

Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams, assistant professor of Social Inquiry at UW-Superior, is a nationally recognized scholar in the philosophy of women, childbirth and motherhood.


LaChance Adams teaches Introductory Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Problems and other courses, and she believes philosophers should do more than debate abstract concepts with each other.

"I think philosophy is for everybody," she says. "It has to be. Otherwise, we're just talking to ourselves, and that's not acceptable to me, not when we have a world that needs our help."


LaChance Adams' book, "Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers and What a Good Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence," was published in 2014 by Columbia University Press.

She also co-edited "Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering", published by Fordham University Press.