Mark C. Navin
Mark C. Navin
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 332 O'Dowd Hall
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
M.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
B.A., Philosophy, Cornell University, 1999
Social and political philosophy, ethics, and international justice
Journal Articles (* indicates 'peer-reviewed')
"Sincerity, Accuracy, and Selective Conscientious Objection," Journal of Military Ethics 12/2 (2013): 111-128*
"Resisting Moral Permissiveness about Vaccine Refusal," Public Affairs Quarterly 27/1 (2013): 69-85*
"Competing Epistemic Spaces: How Social Epistemology Helps Explain and Evaluate Vaccine Denialism," Social Theory and Practice 39/2 (2013): 241-64*
"Luck and Oppression," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14/5 (2011): 533-47*
"Fair Equality of Opportunity in Global Justice,” Social Philosophy Today 24/1 (2009): 39-52*
"Rawls on Inequality, Social Segregation and Democracy," in Democracy in the 21st Century, eds. Ann Cudd and Sally Scholz (Springer Verlag) (forthcoming).
"How Demanding is the Duty of Assistance?" in Economic Justice: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, eds. Win-Chiat Lee and Helen Stacey (Springer Verlag, 2013), pp. 205-220.
Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries
Review of Nicole Hassoun's Globalization and Global Justice, Philosophical Review (forthcoming, 2013).
Review of George Kateb's Human Dignity, Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (2013): 251-253.
“Democratic Equality,” Encyclopedia of Global Justice, ed. Deen Chatterjee (Springer Verlag, 2011), pp. 240-2.
"Fair Equality of Opportunity," Encyclopedia of Global Justice, ed. Deen Chatterjee (Springer Verlag, 2011), pp. 331-2.
“Global Difference Principle,” Encyclopedia of Global Justice, ed. Deen Chatterjee (Springer Verlag, 2011), pp. 402-4.
“Richard W. Miller,” Encyclopedia of Global Justice, ed. Deen Chatterjee (Springer Verlag, 2011). pp. 703-5.
"The Authority of Human Rights Practice," Jurisprudence 2/1 (2011): 239-247. (Review Essay on Charles Beitz's The Idea of Human Rights, 4000 words)
Review of G.A. Cohen's Rescuing Justice and Equality, Journal of Moral Philosophy 7/3 (2010): 411-3.
Review of Ngaire Naffine's Law’s Meaning of Life: Philosophy, Darwin, and the Legal Person, Law and Courts Review of the American Political Science Association 19/9 (2009): 693-696.
Recent and Upcoming Talks
"Cognitive Biases, Intuitive Medicine, and Childhood Vaccines," 3rd Annual Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (September, 2013).
"Eating Locally and Export-led Growth," 30th International Social Philosophy Conference, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (July 2013).
"Purity, Pollution, and Vaccine Refusal," 3rd Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX (May 2013).
"Eating Locally and Export-led Growth," 1st Annual Workshop on Food Justice and Peace, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (April, 2013).
"Social Segregation, Inequality, and Democracy," American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (AMINTAPHIL), University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD (October, 2012).
"Vaccine Refusal: Social Liberals and Conservative Values," Eastern Michigan University Philosophy Department Colloquium, Ypsilanti, MI (October, 2012).
"How Social Epistemology Helps Explain Vaccine Refusal," 2nd Annual Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (September, 2012).
"The Diversity of Privilege," 29th International Social Philosophy Conference (NASSP), Northeastern University, Boston, MA (July, 2012).
Selection of Recent and Upcoming Courses
PHL 321: Political Philosophy (Fall 2013)
PHL 103: Ethics (Fall 2013, and most semesters)
PHL 320: Global Justice (Winter 2014)
HC 206: Science Denialism and Democracy (Winter 2015)