Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Andrew Lister

Andrew Lister profile pictureAssociate Professor
PhD (UCLA); MA, BA (McGill)
Political Theory

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C426
Phone: (613) 533-6229
Fax:  (613) 533-6848

Research Interests

Distributive justice; reciprocity and egalitarianism; classical liberalism and libertarianism; public reason, ‘political’ liberalism, toleration and compromise.

Brief Biography

Andrew Lister obtained his B.A. and M.A from McGill (1990, 1992), and his Ph.D. from UCLA (2001). He has been been a visitor at the Center for the Study of Social Justice (Oxford, 2010-11) and at the Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale (Université Catholique de Louvain, Fall 2016). 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.

Selected Publications

“Publicity, Reciprocity, and Incentives,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

"Wages, Talents, and Egalitarianism," Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Volume 11, Issue 2, Autumn 2018.

"The Difference Principle, Capitalism, and Property-Owning Democracy," Moral Philosophy and Politics.Vol. 5, No. 1, 2018, pp.151-72.

The Coherence of Public Reason,” The Journal of Moral Philosophy. Vol. 15, No.1, 2018, pp.64-84.

Public Reason and Reciprocity,” Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2017, pp. 155-172.

"Markets, Desert, and Reciprocity," Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2017, pp. 47-69.

Fact-Sensitivity and the Defining-Down Objection,” Res Publica, Vol. 23, 2017, pp.117-35.

“Public Reason, Liberal Neutrality, and Marriage,” Beyond Same-Sex Marriage, ed. Ronald den Otter (Lexington Books, 2016), pp. 103-128.

“Neutrality as a Basis for Minority Cultural Rights,” Les Ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum, (symposium on Alan Patten’s Equal Recognition), Vol. 10, Number 2, 2015, p. 147-56.

"Social Contract," "Markets," "Congruence," "Lexical Priority / Priority of Liberty," "Reasonable Pluralism", in The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon (David Reidy and Jon Mandle, ed.; Cambridge University Press, 2015).

"Public Reason and Perfectionism: Comments on Quong's Liberalism Without Perfection," Filozofija i drustvo / Philosophy and Society, Vol. 25, No.1, pp. 12-34, 2014.

Public Reason and Political Community, Bloomsbury (2013)

The Mirage of Social Justice: Hayek Against (and For) RawlsCritical Review, Vol. 25, No. 3-4, pp. 409-444, Fall 2013.

Reciprocity, Relationships, and Distributive JusticeSocial Theory and Practice, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2013, pp. 70-94. 

The Classical Tilt of Justificatory Liberalism” European Journal of Political Theory, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2013, pp. 316-326.

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, pp.19-34.

Public Justification and the Limits of State Action” Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2010, pp. 151-176.