Justin Holt's research interests include distributive justice, social policy, political economy, and the welfare state. His second book The Social Thought of Karl Marx (Sage, 2014) is an introduction to Marx's ideas for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in philosophy and the social sciences. He has also published articles on John Rawls and G.A. Cohen. His current project is focused on integrating philosophic and social scientific approaches to the topics of inequality, social scarcity, political friendship, environmental decay, and economic democracy. He teaches courses on the history of social and political philosophy, history of moral philosophy, problems of distribution, philosophy of economics, and theories of the welfare state. Examples of his work are available at: https://nyu.academia.edu/JustinHolt.
Teaching and Research Interests
ethics; social and political philosophy; political economy; German Idealism; history of metaphysics and epistemology; philosophy of science; theories and history of the welfare state; philosophy of law
B.A. Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College, 1997 M.A. Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2002 Ph.D. Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2007
Professor Justin Holt wrote "Distributive Justice and Modern Money Theory," which appeared in The Journal of Economic Issues, 51(1), 2017.
Professor Holt wrote "Three Distributive Problems of the Twenty Fist Century: Inequality, Social Scarcity, and Environmental Decay," which appeared in Critique, 44(4): 2016.
Professor Holt presented the paper “Does Distributive Justice Require the Participation of the Advantaged? Redistribution Versus Asset Creation” at the South Carolina Society of Philosophy Conference, held at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in March 2015.