Mikhail (Mike) Valdman, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
(804) 828-1224


Mike Valdman is associate professor of philosophy at VCU. He got his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University in 2003, and he is interested in value theory, especially normative ethics and political philosophy. For more, see http://vcu.academia.edu/MikhailValdman.


Office: 201 Starke House
Phone: (804) 828-1224
Email: mvaldman@vcu.edu


"Outsourcing Self-Government", Ethics Vol. 120, 4, July 2010: 761-90.

"The Deep Problem with Voluntaristic Theories of Political Obligation", American Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 47, 3, July 2010: 267-278.

"Autonomy, History, and the Origins of our Desires", Journal of Moral Philosophy Vol. 8, no. 3: 415-434.

"A Theory of Wrongful Exploitation", Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 9, no. 6, July 2009: 1-14.

"On the Morality of Guinea-Pig Recruitment", Bioethics, published online Feb 16, 2009.

"Exploitation and Injustice", Social Theory and Practice 34, 4 (Oct 2008): 551-72.

"Respecting Persons, Respecting Preferences", Utilitas 19-1, (Mar 2007): 21-46.

"Will Zombies Talk about Consciousness? The paradox of phenomenal judgment: its implications for naturalistic dualism and other theories of mind," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, (Oct-Dec 1997): 471-490.