NeufeldBlain Neufeld

Assistant Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 615
Phone: (414) 229-4719
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Ph.D., University of Michigan
M. Phil., (Politics) University of Oxford

Research Interests:

Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Action

Teaching Interests:

Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Applied Ethics

Recent Articles:

"Political Liberalism and Citizenship Education," Philosophy Compass 8/9 (2013), pp. 781-797.

"Liberal Foreign Policy and the Ideal of Fair Social Cooperation," Journal of Social Philosophy 44:3 (Fall 2013), pp. 291-308.

"Political Liberalism, Ethos Justice, and Gender Equality," Law and Philosophy, forthcoming (co-authored with C. Van Schoelandt). [Online early version: DOI 10.1007/s10982-013-9174-5]

“Reciprocity and Liberal Legitimacy,” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (June 2010) pp. 1-7.

"Civic Respect, Civic Education, and the Family," Educational Philosophy and Theory 41 (1), 2010, pp. 94-111 (co-authored with G. F. Davis).

"Coercion, the Basic Structure, and the Family," Journal of Social Philosophy 40 (1), 2009, pp. 37-54.

"Political Liberalism, Civic Education, and Educational Choice," Social Theory and Practice 33 (1), 2007, pp. 47-74 (co-authored with G. F. Davis).

"Civic Respect, Political Liberalism, and Non-Liberal Societies," Politics, Philosophy & Economics 4 (3), 2005, pp. 275-299.

Encyclopedia Chapters:

"Public Reason," in A Rawls Lexicon, J. Mandle and D. Reidy, eds. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

"Aid to Burdened Societies" (pp. 26-29), "Disagreement, Reasonable" (pp. 260-62), "Okin, Susan" (pp. 780-783), and "Wenar, Leif" (pp. 1154-56), in The Encyclopedia of Global Justice, D. K. Chatterjee, ed. (Springer, 2011).

Book Reviews:

Review of Paul Weithman, Why Political Liberalism? On Rawl's Political Turn (Oxford University Press, 2010), for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (December 2011)

Review of Christopher W. Morris (ed.), Amartya Sen (Cambridge University Press, 2010), for Analysis 71:2 (2011), pp. 402-404

Review of James R. Otteson, Actual Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006) for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (August 2007)