Department of Philosophy
Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3144

Mark C. Navin


Mark C. Navin


Title: Associate Professor
Office: 746 Mathematics and Science Center
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
“Prioritizing Religion in Vaccine Exemption Policies,” Religious Exemptions, eds. Michael Weber and Kevin Vallier (Oxford University Press, forthcoming pending final volume review)

“The Ethics of Vaccination Nudges in Pediatric Practice,” HEC Forum (forthcoming)

“Scaling-up Alternative Food Networks," Journal of Social Philosophy 46/4 (2015): 434–448.

“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.