B.A., M.A. (McGill); Ph.D. (UCLA)
Pluralism and toleration; moral conflict and compromise; public reason, perfectionism, and neutrality; marriage and the family; theories of justice.
Andrew Lister obtained his B.A. and M.A from McGill (1990, 1992), and his Ph.D. from UCLA (2001). He has taught previously at Concordia University (2001-2003), was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal (2003-4), and has recently been a visitor at the Center for the Study of Social Justice at the University of Oxford (2010-11). He specializes in contemporary political theory, with secondary interests in the history of Western political thought and the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences.
Public Reason and Political Community, Bloomsbury (2013)
“Reciprocity, Relationships, and Distributive Justice,” Social Theory and Practice , Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 70-94.
“The Classical Tilt of Justificatory Liberalism,” European Journal of Political Theory, forthcoming 2013.
“The Mirage of Social Justice: Hayek Against (and For) Rawls” forthcoming in Critical Review, Fall 2013.
“Public Justification of What? Coercion vs. Decision as Competing Frames for the Basic Principle of Justificatory Liberalism” Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 25, No.4, 2011, pp.349-67.
“Justice as Fairness and Reciprocity,” Analyze & Kritik, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2011, pp.93-112.
“Liberal Foundations of Democratic Authority.” Representation Vol. 46, No. 1 (2010): 19-34.
“Public Justification and the Limits of State Action.” Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Vol. 9, no. 3 (2010).
“Reflective Equilibrium: Epistemological Or Political?” Windsor Yearbook on Access to Justice Vol. 26, no. 2 (2008).
“Public Reason and Democracy.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11, no. 3 (2008): 273-89.
"Public Reason and Moral Compromise" Canadian Journal of Philosophy (Vol.37, No.1, March 2007, pp. 1-34).
Course(s) taught in 2012-2013
POLS 354 - Democratic Theory (Winter term)
POLS 451 - Seminar in Political Theory (Winter term)
POLS 900 - Methods of Political Studies (co-taught with Oded Haklai) (Fall term)
POLS 950 - Field Course in Political Theory (Fall term)