Blain Neufeld

Associate Professor
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 Curtin Hall 615

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PhD, University of Michigan
M Phil, (Politics) University of Oxford

Research Interests

Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Action

Teaching Interests

Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Applied Ethics

Selected Publications:

Neufeld, B. E. ‘The Kids are Alright’: Political Liberalism and Childhood Goods. Philosophical Studies.
Neufeld, B. E. Non-Domination and Political Liberal Citizenship Education. Tappolet, C., & Macleod, C. (Eds.). Philosophical Perspectives on Moral and Civic Education: Shaping Citizens. Routledge.
Neufeld, B. E. (2017). Why Public Reasoning Involves Ideal Theorizing. Weber, M., & Vallier, K. (Eds.). Political Utopias: Contemporary Debates, 73-93. New York: Oxford University Press.
Neufeld, B. E., Watson, L., & (2017). The Tyranny — or the Democracy — of the Ideal? Cosmos + Taxis.
Neufeld, B. E. (2017). Review of Martin D. Carcieri, Applying Rawls in the Twenty-First Century. 79. Review of Politics.
Neufeld, B. E. (2017). Freedom, Money, and Justice as Fairness. Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 16(1), 70-92.
Neufeld, B. E. (2015, March). Review of Shlomi Segall, Equality and Opportunity (Oxford University Press, 2013). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Neufeld, B. E. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Public Reason. The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon, 666-672. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Neufeld, B. E. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Review of Anthony Laden, "Reasoning: A Social Picture" (Oxford University Press, 2012). 13, 243-246. Theory and Research in Education.
Neufeld, B. E., & Schoelandt, C. V. (2014). Political Liberalism, Ethos Justice, and Gender Equality. Law and Philosophy, 33(1), 75-104.
Neufeld, B. E. (2013). Political Liberalism and Citizenship Education. Philosophy Compass, 8(9), 781-797.
Neufeld, B. E. (2013). Liberal Foreign Policy and the Ideal of Fair Social Cooperation. Journal of Social Philosophy, 44(3), 291-308.
Neufeld, B. E. (2011). Review of C. W. Morris (ed.) Amartya Sen (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Analysis, 71(2), 402-404.
Neufeld, B. E. (2011). Review of Paul Weithman, Why Political Liberalism? (Oxford University Press, 2010). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Notre Dame University.
Neufeld, B. E. (2011). Okin, Susan. Encyclopedia of Global Justice, 780-783.
Neufeld, B. E. (2011). Wenar, Leif. Encyclopedia of Global Justice, 1154-1156.
Neufeld, B. E. (2011). Aid to Burdened Societies. Encyclopedia of Global Justice, 26-29.
Neufeld, B. E. (2011). Disagreement, Reasonable. Encyclopedia of Global Justice, 260-262.
Neufeld, B. E. (2010, June). Reciprocity and Liberal Legitimacy. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 1-7.
Neufeld, B. E., & Davis, G. (2010, February). Civic Respect, Civic Education, and the Family. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 42(1), 94-111.
Neufeld, B. E. (2009). Coercion, the Basic Structure, and the Family. Journal of Social Philosophy, 40(1), 37-54.
Neufeld, B. E. (2007). Review of J. R. Otteson, Actual Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Notre Dame University.
Neufeld, B. E., & Davis, G. (2007). Political Liberalism, Civic Education, and Educational Choice. Social Theory and Practice, 33(1), 47-74.
Neufeld, B. E. (2005). Civic Respect, Political Liberalism, and Non-Liberal Societies. Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 4(3), 275-299.