David O’Brien is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a faculty member at Murphy Institute. Professor O'Brien received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and specializes in political philosophy and normative ethics. His academic interests also include applied ethics, the philosophy of education, and metaethics.
- 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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-021-03098-4 (co-authored with Ben Schwan)
- Inequality: do not disperse. Utilitas 33(2): 193-203 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1017/S0953820820000333.
- The unit and currency of egalitarian concern. Journal of Moral Philosophy 16 (5): 613-643 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1163/17455243-20182796
- 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)