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Michael Moehler

Michael Moehler, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Michael Moehler, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Michael Moehler, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Department of Political Science
233 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7543| moehler@vt.edu

Michael Moehler is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and the director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Virginia Tech. For further information, please visit Professor Moehler’s personal website.

  • Ethics and Political Philosophy
  • Social Contract Theory
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • History of Moral and Political Philosophy
  • PhD, London School of Economics
  • MSc, London School of Economics
  • 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
  • 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

Books

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

Journal 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

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