Michael Moehler

MICHAEL MOEHLER

Michael Moehler

Associate Professor 

Office

233 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-7543

Email

Department Membership

Philosophy

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Expertise

  • Ethics and Political Philosophy
  • Social Contract Theory
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Professional Activities

  • Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Core Faculty Member of the ASPECT Program
  • Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Economics
  • Faculty Fellow at the Global Forum (GFURR)
  • International Society for Utilitarian Studies
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society

Education

  • Ph.D. London School of Economics
  • M.Sc. London School of Economics

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Pathways to General Education Grant, Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech, 2015

    Pre-Tenure Faculty Mentoring Grant, Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech, 2013

    Humanities Summer Stipend, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2013

    Selected Publications

    Books

    Minimal Morality: A Multilevel Social Contract Theory (Oxford University Press) 

    Articles

    “The Scope of Instrumental Morality,” Philosophical Studies 167: 431-451

    “Contractarian Ethics and Harsanyi’s Two Justifications of Utilitarianism,” Politics, Philosophy and Economics 12: 24-47

    “A Hobbesian Derivation of the Principle of Universalization,” Philosophical Studies 158: 83-107

    “The (Stabilized) Nash Bargaining Solution as a Principle of Distributive Justice,” Utilitas 22: 447-473

    Additional Information

    For further information, please visit Professor Moehler’s personal website.