Mark C. Navin
Title: Associate Professor and Acting Chair
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
Values and Vaccine Refusal: Hard Questions in Epistemology, Ethics and Health Care (under contract with Routledge for 2015).
Recent Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Review Essays
“Food Sovereignty and Gender Justice,” in Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food, ed. Jill Dieterle (Rowman & Littlefield International, forthcoming).
"HPV and the Ethics of CDC’s Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (forthcoming).
"Local Food and International Ethics,” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27/3 (2014): 349-368.
"Rawls on Inequality, Social Segregation and Democracy," in Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, eds. Ann Cudd and Sally Scholz (Springer Verlag, 2014), pp. 133-145.
"Resisting Moral Permissiveness about Vaccine Refusal," Public Affairs Quarterly 27/1 (2013): 69-85.
"Sincerity, Accuracy, and Selective Conscientious Objection," Journal of Military Ethics 12/2 (2013): 111-128.
"Competing Epistemic Spaces: How Social Epistemology Helps Explain and Evaluate Vaccine Denialism," Social Theory and Practice 39/2 (2013): 241-264.
"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.
Recent and Upcoming Talks
“Prioritizing Religion in Vaccine Exemption Policies,” Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy – The Scope of Religious Exemptions, Bowling Green, OH (April 2015).
“Open Borders and the Ethics of US Alien Vaccination Law,” American Philosophical Association, Central Division Group Program (AMINTAPHIL), Saint Louis, MO (February 2015); American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (AMINTAPHIL), Chapman University, Orange CA (October 2014).
"Conscientious Objection and Vaccine Refusal," 4th Annual Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (September 2014); 31st International Social Philosophy Conference, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR (July 2014).
"Local Food, Fair Trade and Political Responsibility," 2nd Annual Workshop on Food Justice and Peace, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (May 2014).
"Scaling up Fair Trade and Local Food," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Group Program (International Society for Environmental Ethics), San Diego, CA (April 2014).
Comments on Stewart Braun, “Is Moderate Luck Egalitarianism an Oxymoron?" American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Main Program, San Diego, CA (April 2014).
"State Coercion and Vaccination," Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (February 2014).
"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).
Current and Upcoming Courses
HC 206: Science Denialism and Democracy (Winter 2015)
PHL 319: Philosophy of Law (Summer 2015)
PHL 103: Ethics (Fall 2015, and most semesters)
PHL 320: Global Justice (Fall 2015)
PHL 104: Ethics in Science and Engineering (Winter 2016)
PHL 321: Political Philosophy (Winter 2016)