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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Joshua Preiss

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy                                           

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

Joshua Preiss is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Minnesota State University.  Prior to coming to MSU in 2010, Preiss taught for three years at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.  His current research is in moral philosophy and public affairs, in particular, issues of justice and personal responsibility, philosophical conceptions of (and institutional approaches to) diversity, ethics and economics, political and economic freedom, and the philosophy of race, class, and gender.  Preiss has presented at such institutions as the University of Chicago, Oxford University, the University of Minnesota, Roskilde University (Denmark), the University of Edinburgh, the University of Minho (Portugal), Queens University Belfast, Jesuit University in Krakow (Poland), Fatih University (Turkey), and the Winter Institute for Economics and Public Affairs. His work has appeared in Public Affairs Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice, Ethics, Res Publica, and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.  His forthcoming works include "Global Labor Justice and the Limits of the Economic Analysis" in Business Ethics Quarterly.  Preiss received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.  He can be reached at