Peer reviewed journal articles

[You’ll find many of these on my page]

“Social Cooperation and Basic Economic Rights: A Rawlsian Route to Social Democracy”, Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 47, 3, fall 2016, pp. 288-308..

“Robin Hood Justice: Why Robin Hood Took from the Rich and Gave to the Poor (and We Should Too)”, Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 3, 2, April 2016, pp. 149-170.

“Singularity without Equivalence: The Complex Unity of Kant’s Categorical Imperative”, The Journal of Value Inquiry, forthcoming [published online September 10th 2015].

“The Ideal of Peace and the Morality of War”, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, vol. 62, No. 145, 2015, pp. 23-42.

“Are Economic Liberties Basic Rights?”, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, vol. 13 (1), 2013, pp. 23 – 44.

“Absolute Freedom of Contract: Grotian Lessons for Libertarians”, Critical Review, vol. 25 (1), 2013, pp. 107-119.

“Negative Perfectionism”, Philosophy & Public Issues, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012, pp. 101-122.

“The Structural Diversity of Historical Injustices”, co-authored with David A. Reidy, in Rahoul Kumar and Kok-Chor Tan eds., Journal of Social Philosophy: Special Issue on Reparations, vol. XXXVII, 3, pp. 360-376, Fall 2006. [This article was awarded the 2008 Fred Berger Prize of the American Philosophical Association.]


Book chapters

“Kant and the Problem of Economic Inequality,” in Violetta L. Waibel & Margit Ruffing eds. Natur und Freiheit (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming).

“The Veil of Ignorance in Rawlsian Theory”, forthcoming in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, F. Moghaddam ed. (Sage Publishing, estimated publication 2017).

“From Justice to Fairness: Does Kant’s Doctrine of Right Imply a Theory of Distributive Justice?”, co-authored with Mike Nance, in Kate Moran ed. Kant on Spontaneity and Freedom, (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

“Liberalism and Economic Liberty”, co-authored with John Tomasi (authorship was equally shared between us), in S. Wall & C. Kukathas eds. The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

“The Metaphysics of Vice: Kant and the Problem of Moral Freedom”, in Rethinking Kant, Vol. 4, Pablo Muchnik and Oliver Thorndike eds., (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).


Review essays

“The Political Limits of Markets”, in the Journal of Value Inquiry, forthcoming.

“Eight Questions for Deligiorgi’s Interpretation of Kant’s Theory of Autonomy”, in Critique: A Philosophical Review Bulletin, Onos, Schulting, and Verburgt eds., Issue 6, October 2014.

“Reasonable Disagreement and Metaphysical Immodesty: A Comment on Talbott’s Which Rights Should be Universal”, Human Rights Review, Gary Herbert ed., vol. 9, no. 2, June 2008.


Book reviews

Reidar Maliks, Kant’s Politics in Context (Oxford University Press, 2014), Kantian Review, Volume 20, 3, November 2015, pp 492 – 497.

David James, Rousseau and German Idealism: Freedom, Dependence, and Necessity, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 230pp., $99 (hbk.), Kantian Review, 20, 1, March 2015, pp. 155-162.

Katerina Deligiorgi, The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom, Oxford University Press, 2012, Mind, 123 (491), October 2014, pp. 886-891.

Karl Ameriks, Kant’s Elliptical Path, Oxford University Press, 2012, in Kantian Review, Vol. 19, 1, March 2014, pp 165 – 171.

Oliver Sensen (ed.), Kant on Moral Autonomy, Cambridge University Press, 2013, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 2013.

Henry E. Allison, Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2011, in Kantian Review, Vol. 18, 2, July 2013, pp. 317-322.

Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy, by John Rawls, S. Freeman ed. Harvard University Press, 2007, in Journal of Value Inquiry, vol. 43, 1, March 2009.

Jürgen Habermas Time of Transitions, edited and translated by Ciaran Cronin & Max Pensky, Polity Press, 2006, and The Divided West, edited and translated by Ciaran Cronin, Polity Press, 2006, Agora, 2008, 2.

The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review, by Larry D. Kramer, Oxford University Press, 2005, Journal of Value Inquiry, vol. 40, 1, March 2006.

Other publications

Entries on “The Doctrine of Right”, “Tyrant”, “Sovereign”, and “Despotism” for The Cambridge Kant Lexicon, Julian Wuerth ed., under contract with Cambridge University Press (estimated publication: medio 2017).

Entries on “Right, Concept of,” “Facts, general,” and “Freeman, Samuel,” in The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon, J. Mandle & D. Reidy eds. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

“Freedom as Both Fact and Postulate,” Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerliche Absicht, Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013).

“Reply to Our Critics,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, spring 2010, pp. 10-12, co-authored with David A. Reidy.

“Outline of the Field of Reparative Justice,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, spring 2010, pp. 1-4; co-authored with David A. Reidy [a precis of the article that won the Berger Prize].

“Faith in Reason: Questioning Practical Reason as Fact, Norm, End, and Function of Human Rights”, in Human Rights and Ethics, Proceedings of the 22nd IVR World Congress, Granada 2005, Vol. III (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2007) pp. 46-59.



Freedom, Justice, and the Social Contract: A Study in the Political Philosophies of Rousseau and Kant. In light of interpretations of Rousseau and Kant, I defend an attractive and original suggestion for how liberal democracy might find its foundation in the normative implications of human freedom.

Dissertation committee: Samuel Freeman (primary advisor), Paul Guyer, Kok-Chor Tan.