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David Weinstein
  • 2006-2007 CEPA Faculty Fellow


David Weinstein is Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1988. He was a Scheinburn Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Visiting Fellow at Mansfield College at Oxford University, and, most recently a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His publications include New Liberalism: Reconciling Liberty and Community (as contributing co-editor, Cambridge University Press, 2001), Equal Freedom and Utility: Herbert Spencer’s Liberal Utilitarianism (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism (expected publication in 2007, Cambridge University Press Ideas in Context Series), as well as articles in journals such as Utilitas, Political Studies, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and the History of Political Thought.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.