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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Joshua Preiss

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Professor of Philosophy

  • B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, Ph.D. University of Chicago
  • Specialties in Moral and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Normative Political Economy, Philosophy of Economics


Joshua Preiss is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Minnesota State University in Mankato. His research is in moral and political philosophy, applied ethics, political economy, and the philosophy of economics. Current projects include papers on freedom in globally integrated markets, the ethics and politics of finance, and a book project on the philosophy, politics, and economics of winner-take-all societies. His work has appeared in such journals as European Journal of Political Theory, Philosophy & Social Criticism, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Public Affairs QuarterlyEthicsBasic Income Studies, Social Theory and Practice, Res Publica, the European Journal of Philosophy, and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

For 2016-2017, Preiss was Visiting Associate Professor of Political Theory, The Political Theory Project, at Brown University.

Click here for a discussion of American economic inequality featuring Professor Preiss and economists Robert Frank, Steve Horwitz, and Nikolai Wenzel.

Representative Publications