David Weinstein

Emeritus Professor

Email: weinstd@wfu.edu




David Weinstein received his PhD in political science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1988.  He was a postdoctoral fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 1987-88.  He is currently Honorarprofessor, Universtät Oldenburg and a faculty member of the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar.  He was the John Stuart Mill Visiting Chair of Social Philosophy, Universität Hamburg in 2013-14 and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Simon Dubnow-Institut, Universität Leipzig in 2009.  He has also held visiting fellowships and scholarships at Oxford University and Tulane University.   He has published two monographs. Equal Freedom and Utility (1998) and Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism (2007) with Cambridge University Press.  He is co-editor with A. Simhony of The New Liberalism also with Cambridge University Press (2001).  In addition, he is co-editor with B. Eggleston and D. Miller of John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life, Oxford University Press (2010).  His Jewish Exiles and European Thought in the Shadow of the Third Reich, co-authored with Avihu Zakai, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2017.  He is currently writing a long study tentatively titled Classical Utilitarianism and the Anxiety of Influence, which will be published someday.



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