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Jack Russell Weinstein
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Director, Institute for Philosophy In Public Life
Ph.D., Boston University
Interests: Adam Smith, The Scottish Enlightenment, Alasdair MacIntyre, Social and Political Philosophy; History of Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Critical Thinking Theory, Philosophy of Education
Dr. Weinstein is the host of the public radio show Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life. Click here for the show's homepage.
Adam Smith's Pluralism: Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
On MacIntyre (Wadsworth Philosophers Series). Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2003. Persian translation by Kaveh Behbahani (Iran: Ney Publishing Company, 2012.)
On Adam Smith (Wadsworth Philosophers Series). Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2001. Persian translation by Shirzad Pykhrfh (Iran: Pazhooheshgaahe oloome essaani, 2013).
Guest Editor, Journal of Scottish Philosophy (Special Issue: “Understanding Adam Smith: Context versus Relevance”) 17:1 (Spring 2017).
Guest Editor, Essays in Philosophy(Issue on Public Philosophy) 15:1 (January 2014).
Guest Editor, On Second Thought (“The Philosophy Issue”), North Dakota Humanities Council (March, 2010).
Guest Editor, “Symposium on Adam Smith and Education” The Adam Smith Review, No. 3 (2007): 49 – 158.
Guest Editor,Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines. Special Issue: Political Philosophy and Critical Thinking.Montclair: Institute for Critical Thinking,vol. 18, no. 1 (Autumn, 1998).
Editor, Academic Inquiry: in Progress. Vienna: Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen), 1995.
Articles and Book Chapters:
“Author’s Response” The Adam Smith Review, No. 9 (2017): 336-338.
“Editorial” Journal of Scottish Philosophy (Special Issue: “Understanding Adam Smith: Context versus Relevance”) 17:1 (Spring 2017): v-vi.
“Kant and Smith on Reason, Imagination, and Personhood” Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment, edited by Elizabeth Robinson and Chris W. Surprenant (New York: Routledge, 2017): 304-325.
“If the Electoral College can contradict the popular vote sometimes, why would it be wrong for them to do it every single time?” Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College, edited by Eric Burin (Grand Forks: The Digital Press of the University of North Dakota, 2017): 37-46.
“My Understanding of Adam Smith’s Impartial Spectator” Econ Journal Watch 13:2 (2016), 351-358.
“Adam Smith’s Advice on How to ‘Live Well’ in Commercial Society,” Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, edited byAlejo José G. Sison, Ignacio Ferrero, and Joan Fontrodona (New York: Springer, 2016): 1-8.
“Adam Smith and the Educative Critique: A response to my commentators (Symposium on Adam Smith’s Pluralism)” Studies in Philosophy and Education 34:5 (2015): 541-550.
“The Political Hypotheses of Adam Smith’s Pluralism: a response to my commentators” Cosmos and Taxis: Special Issue on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Adam Smith’s Pluralism 2:3 (2015): 43-55.
“What My Dog Can Do: On the effects of WN I.ii.2” Propriety and Prosperity, edited by Leslie March (Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing company, 2014): 147-165.
“Introduction: Public Philosophy” Essays in Philosophy 15:1 (January 2014): 1-4.
“What Does Public Philosophy Do? (Hint: It Does Not Make Better Citizens)” Essays in Philosophy 15:1 (January 2014): 33-57.
“Adam Smith” in Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, volume 2, edited by R. Jon McGee, and Richard L. Warms. (Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks): 773-776.
“Overlapping Consensus or Marketplace of Religions: Adam Smith on Rawls,” Philosophia (Special Issue on Religion and Public Reason), 40:2 (2012): 223-236.
“Amartya Sen (Profile of 2011 National Humanities Medal for the National Endowment of the Humanities)” Humanities Magazine (March/April 2012): 40-41.
“MacIntyre and the Tradition of Islam: Preface to the Persian Edition,” On MacIntyre, Persian translation (Iran: Ney Publishing Company, 2012).
“Philosophy and its Public,” On Second Thought (“The Philosophy Issue”), North Dakota Humanities Council, (June, 2010), pp. 2 – 9.
“The Two Adams: Ferguson and Smith on Sympathy and Sentiment,” in Adam Ferguson: A Reassessment, Philosophy, Politics and Society edited by Eugene Heath and Vincenze Merolle (London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, LTD, 2009.): 89 - 106.
“Adam Smith,” entry for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (15,400 words). Posted at http://www.iep.utm.edu/smith/.
“Adam Smith’s Ad Hominem: Eighteenth Century Insight on the role of Character in Argument,” Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (Amsterdam: Sic Sat, 2007): 1461 – 1466.
“Adam Smith’s Philosophy of Education,” The Adam Smith Review, No. 3 (2007): 51 – 74.
“On the Meaning of the Term ‘Progressive’: A Philosophical Investigation,” The William Mitchell Law Review 33:1 (2006), 1-50.
“Sympathy, Difference, and Education: Social Unity in the Work of Adam Smith,” Economics and Philosophy, Vol. 22, No. 1 (April 2006): 79 – 111.
“Is Money All There Is? Other Aspects of Life in Adam Smith’s Free Market” North Dakota Humanities Council Larry Remele Fellowship Tabloid (4 pages with essay and interview), 2005.
“A Response to Lauren Brubaker”, The Adam Smith Review, No. 1 (2004), 194 – 196.
“Aliens, Traitors, and Elitists: University Values and the Faculty,” Thought and Action, Vol. 19 No. 2 (Summer 2004), 95 - 106.
“Neutrality, Pluralism, and Education: Civic education as learning about the other,” Studies in Philosophy and Education, Vol. 23, No. 4 (July 2004), 235 – 263.
“Emotion, Context and Rhetoric: Adam Smith’s Informal Argumentation,” Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Amsterdam: Sic Sat, 2003, 1065 – 1070.
“Three Conversations: Teaching Plato in Introduction to Philosophy,” Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 26 No. 1 (March 2003), 3 – 20.
“Religion and Justice in the work of Adam Smith,” Kontroversen, Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Gesselschaft, Issue 9 (2000).
“Guest Editor’s Introduction: Critical Thinking and the Tradition of Political Philosophy — An Historical Overview,” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines vol. 18, no. 1 (Autumn, 1998), 4 - 21.
“Critical Thinking and the Moral Sentiments: Adam Smith’s Moral Psychology and Contemporary Debate in Critical Thinking and Informal Logic,” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines vol. 16, no. 3 (Spring 1997), 78 - 91.
“Three Types of Critical Thinking About Religion,” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines vol. 15, no. 3 (Spring 1996), 79 - 88.
“Separating the Inseparable: MacIntyre on Rawls’ Public Reason in a Political Conception of Justice,” Academic Inquiry: in Progress. Vienna: Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, 1995, 16 - 38.
“A Computer Generation of Community and Freedom: A Reply to David Applefield,” Fin de Siècle vol. I, no. 1 (September 1995), 62 - 65.
Translator (German to English), Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen: Newsletter 47. Vienna: Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen), October/December 1994.
“Self-Correction, Hidden Assumptions and Cultural Pluralism,” Bulletin of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (December 1994).
“Review: Ryan Patrick Hanley: Adam Smith: His Life, His Thought and Legacy” in History of Economic Thought , forthcoming.
“Review: Jan Horst Keppler: Adam Smith and the Economy of Passions” in Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, forthcoming.
“Review: Ian Ross: Life of Adam Smith, second edition,” Philosophy in Review 33:3 (2013): 229-231.
“Review: Dwight Furrow: Reviving the Left: The Need to Restore Liberal Values in America,” in Teaching Philosophy 34:4 (December 2011): 456-460.
“Review: Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life” in Journal of the History of Philosophy , 49 (4):499-501
“Review essay: Adam Smith: The Rhetoric of Propriety by Stephen J. McKenna; Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture by Jerry Evensky; and The Adam Smith Problem: Reconciling Human Nature and Society in the Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations by Dogan Göçmen,” Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, 34:3 (September 2011): 403-408.
“Review: The Philosophy of Adam Smith: Essays Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by Vivienne Brown and Samuel Fleischacker” in Eighteenth Century Studies 25 (Spring 2011): 40 – 41
“Review: Nir Eisikovitz: Sympathizing with the Enemy: Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Negotiation,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, (March 2011): http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=23009.
“Review Essay: D.D. Raphael: The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy,” Economics and Philosophy 24:1 (March 2008): 129 - 137.
“The Wealth of Nations and the Morality of Opulence (Review Essay of Jerry Evansky’s Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture)” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 25-A (2007): 61- 69.
“Review: Leonidas Montes: Adam Smith in Context: A Critical Reassessment of Some Central Components of His Thought,” The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 13:1 (2005), 179 – 183.
“Review: James W. Otteson’s ‘Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life,” Mind Vol. 113, No. 449 (January 2004),202 – 207.
“Review: Knud Haakonssen’s ‘Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments’,” Journal of Scottish Philosophy, Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn 2003), 181 – 184.