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Mark C. Navin


Mark C. Navin


Title: Associate Professor
Office: 332 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-2716


Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
M.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
B.A., Philosophy, Cornell University, 1999

Major Fields
Social and political philosophy, ethics, and bioethics

Values and Vaccine Refusal: Hard Questions in Epistemology, Ethics and Health Care (New York: Routledge, 2016).

Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Scaling-up Alternative Food Networks," Journal of Social Philosophy (forthcoming).

“Food Sovereignty and Gender Justice,” in Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food, ed. Jill Dieterle (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015), pp. 87-100.

"HPV and the Ethics of CDC’s Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 25/2 (2015): 111-32.

"Local Food and International Ethics,” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27/3 (2014): 349-368.

"Rawls on Inequality, Social Segregation and Democracy," in Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, eds. Ann Cudd and Sally Scholz (Springer Verlag, 2014), pp. 133-145.

"Resisting Moral Permissiveness about Vaccine Refusal," Public Affairs Quarterly 27/1 (2013): 69-85.

"Sincerity, Accuracy, and Selective Conscientious Objection," Journal of Military Ethics 12/2 (2013): 111-128.

"Competing Epistemic Spaces: How Social Epistemology Helps Explain and Evaluate Vaccine Denialism," Social Theory and Practice 39/2 (2013): 241-264.

"How Demanding is the Duty of Assistance?" in Economic Justice: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, eds. Win-Chiat Lee and Helen Stacey (Springer Verlag, 2013), pp. 205-220.