Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Areas of interest: Ethical and Political Theory, Applied Ethics
Education: Jan Narveson received the Ph.D. from Harvard in 1961.
Publications: Articles and reviews of his have appeared in Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, Mind, Journal of Philosophy, The Monist, Dialogue, Canadian Journal of Philosophy and others. He has published six books Morality and Utility (John Hopkins, 1967), The Libertarian Idea (orig. Temple University Press, 1989; republished Broadview 2001), Moral Matters (Broadview, 1993; 2nd, expanded edition, 1999), Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002), You and The State (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), and This is Ethical Theory (Open Court, 2010); is co-author, with Marilyn Friedman, of Political Correctness: For and Against (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995); co-editor, with John T. Sanders, of For and Against the State (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996), co-author with James P. Sterba, of Is Liberty Compatible with Equality? (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and is editor of an anthology, Moral Issues, (Oxford Canada, 1983). Articles of his have appeared in several recent books, and he has served on the Editorial Boards of Dialogue, Ethics, Philosophical Research Archives, The Journal of Social Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Policy, and others, and acts as referee for several journals and publishers of books. In June 1990, Dr. Narveson was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. In 2003, he was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada.