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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 Founding Director and Core Faculty member of the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research and teaching expertise lie in the history of moral and political philosophy, rational choice theory, public reason theory, distributive justice, the welfare state, political economy, and interdisciplinary topics in philosophy, politics, and economics. Professor Moehler is author of Minimal Morality: A Multilevel Social Contract Theory (Oxford University Press) and Contractarianism (Cambridge University Press). For further information, please visit his personal website.

  • Ethics and Political Philosophy
  • Social Contract Theory
  • Public Reason Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Ph.D., London School of Economics
  • Director, Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Core Faculty, Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Affiliate, Department of Economics
  • Affiliate, ASPECT Program
  • DAAD John Stuart Mill Visiting Chair of Social Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg (Germany)

Books

Contractarianism (Cambridge University Press)

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

Journal Articles

“Minimal Morality, Bargaining Power, and Moral Constraint: Replies to D’Agostino, Thrasher, Morris, and Vanderschraaf,” Analytic Philosophy 61 (1): 87-100

“Diversity, Stability, and Social Contract Theory,” Philosophical Studies 176 (12): 3285-3301

“Replies to Gaus, Van Schoelandt and Cooper: Prudence, Morality and the Social Contract,” Analysis 79 (1): 140-153

“The Rawls-Harsanyi Dispute: A Moral Point of View,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (1): 82-99

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