University of Minnesota
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1984
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
Areas of Interest
Philosophy of Law
  • Is the Welfare State Justified?
    Cambridge University Press. 2007.
    In this book, Daniel Shapiro argues that the dominant positions in contemporary political philosophy - egalitarianism, positive rights theory, communitarianism, and many forms of liberalism - should converge in a rejection of central welfare state institutions. He examines how major welfare institutions, such as government-financed and -administered retirement pensions, national health insurance, and programs for the needy, actually work. Comparing them to compulsory private insurance and privat…Read more
  • Jeffrey Reiman, Justice and Modern Moral Philosophy (review)
    Philosophy in Review 11 286-288. 1991.