• Egalitarian Liberals and School Choice
    Politics and Society 24 (4): 457-486. 1996.
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    Strong Gender Egalitarianism
    with Erik Olin Wright
    Politics and Society 36 (3): 360-372. 2008.
    Perhaps the most intractable aspect of gender inequality concerns inequalities within the family around the domestic division of labor, especially over child care and other forms of caregiving. These enduring gender inequalities constitute a significant obstacle to achieving “strong gender egalitarianism”—a structure of social relations in which the division of labor around housework and caregiving within the family and occupational distributions within the public sphere are unaffected by gender…Read more
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    Transitional and Utopian Market Socialism
    Politics and Society 22 (4): 569-584. 1994.
  •  9
    Educational Goods Reconsidered: A Response
    with Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 54 (5): 1382-1394. 2020.
    Journal of Philosophy of Education, EarlyView.
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    Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision‐Making—A Summary
    with Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 54 (5): 1346-1348. 2020.
    Journal of Philosophy of Education, EarlyView.
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    Against Nationalism
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (sup1): 365-405. 1997.
  • Debating Education puts two leading scholars in conversation with each other on the subject of education-specifically, what role, if any, markets should play in policy reform. The authors focus on the nature, function, and legitimate scope of voluntary exchange as a form of social relation, and how education raises concerns that are not at issue when it comes to trading relationships between consenting adults.
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    The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice (edited book)
    with Michael McPherson
    University of Chicago Press. 2015.
    This book features a group of top-notch philosophers tackling some of the biggest questions in higher education: What role should the liberal arts have in a college education? Should colleges orient themselves to the educational demands of the business sector? What is the role of highly selective colleges in the public sphere? To what extent should they be subsidized directly, or indirectly, by the public? Should they simply teach students skills and academic knowledge, or should they play a rol…Read more
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    This paper considers four institutional models for funding higher education in the light of principles of fairness and meritocracy, with particular reference to the debate in the UK over ‘top-up fees’. It concludes that, under certain plausible but unproven assumptions, the model the UK government has adopted is fairer and more meritocratic than alternatives, including, surprisingly, the Graduate Tax.
  • Justice
    Philosophical Quarterly 55 (221): 688-690. 2005.
  •  8
    Civic education and liberal legitimacy
    In Stephen Everson (ed.), Ethics, Cambridge University Press. pp. 108--4. 1998.
  • Education: Not a Real Utopian Design
    Politics and Society 42 (1): 51-72. 2014.
    This paper identifies four criteria, all of which an ideal real utopian proposal would meet. We argue for a moderate skepticism that it is possible to give a real utopian proposal to guide the design of education for a society that meets these criteria; both for the practical reason that what happens in schools depends on the background environment within which they operate, and for the principled reason that when educating children we should attend to their individual future well-being in ways …Read more
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    Against nationalism
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 22 365-405. 1996.
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    Harry Brighouse’s essay concludes Part I of the book by taking up one aspect of the task of clarifying the role of common education, by applying it to the teaching of patriotism in public schools. He asks whether liberal and cosmopolitan values are compatible with a common education aimed at fostering patriotic attachment to the nation. He examines numerous arguments recently developed to justify fostering patriotism in common schools from a liberal–democratic perspective, and finds them all wan…Read more
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    Political Equality and the Funding of Political Speech
    Social Theory and Practice 21 (3): 473-500. 1995.
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    Legitimate parental partiality
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 37 (1): 43-80. 2009.
    Some of the barriers to the realisation of equality reflect the value of respecting prerogatives people have to favour themselves. Even G.A. Cohen, whose egalitarianism is especially pervasive and demanding, says that
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    Alan Wertheimer, Exploitation:Exploitation
    Ethics 110 (2): 448-450. 2000.
  •  31
    In defence of educational equality
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 29 (3). 1995.
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    Can Justice as Fairness Accommodate the Disabled?
    Social Theory and Practice 27 (4): 537-560. 2001.
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    The Egalitarian Virtues of Educational Vouchers
    Philosophy of Education 28 (2): 211-220. 1994.
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    A modest defence of school choice
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 36 (4). 2002.
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    Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, and of the institutions which regulate schooling no less than others. Education policy, just like social policy more generally, should be guided principally by considerations of justice and only secondarily by pragmatic considerations such as what compromises must be made with existing social forces opposed to justice in order to optimize the justice of the existing institutions. But of course, in an otherwise unjust society there are sharp lim…Read more
  • No Title available: REVIEWS
    Economics and Philosophy 10 (1): 127-133. 1994.
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    Brill Online Books and Journals
    with Ellen Meiksins Wood, Ray Kiely, Enzo Traverso, Patrick Murray, Erik Olin Wright, Paresh Chattopadhyay, Chris Arthur, Alex Law, and Thomas M. Jeannot
    Historical Materialism 1 (1). 1997.
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    Justice
    Polity. 2005.
    The book also includes extensive discussions of the nature and purpose of political theorizing, and it asks whether theories of justice should take only social ...
  •  8
    What's Wrong With Privatising Schools?
    Philosophy of Education 38 (4): 617-631. 2004.
  • Book Review (review)
    Economics and Philosophy 10 (1): 127-133. 1994.