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David O'Brien Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy Tulane University

David O'Brien

Assistant Professor
105E Newcomb Hall


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Academic Interests

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Metaethics

Selected Publications

  • How far can political liberalism support reforms in higher education? Social Theory and Practice (forthcoming)
  • Conservatism reconsidered. Journal of the American Philosophical Association (forthcoming)
  • Wrongfulness rewarded? Synthese, advance online (2021). (co-authored with Ben Schwan)
  • Inequality: do not disperse. Utilitas 33(2): 193-203 (2020)
  • The unit and currency of egalitarian concern. Journal of Moral Philosophy 16 (5): 613-643 (2019).
  • Egalitarian nonconsequentialism and the levelling down objection. Ratio 32: 74-83 (2019)
  • Inequality of opportunity: some lessons from the case of highly selective universities. Theory and Research in Education 15: 53-60 (2017)