Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3144

Mark C. Navin


Mark C. Navin


Title: Associate Professor
Office: 746 Mathematics and Science Center
Phone: 248-370-2716

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
M.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
B.A., Philosophy, Cornell University, 1999

Major Fields
Applied Ethics (especially bioethics), Social and Political Philosophy (including global justice)

Cudd, A. and Navin, M. Editors. Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy. (Springer Verlag, forthcoming).

Navin, M. Values and Vaccine Refusal: Hard Questions in Epistemology, Ethics and Health Care. (Routledge, 2015).

Recent and Forthcoming Publications
Navin, M. “Privacy and Religious Exemptions,” in Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy, eds. Ann Cudd and Mark Navin (Springer Verlag, forthcoming).

Cudd, A. and Navin, M. “Introduction,” in Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy, eds. Ann Cudd and Mark Navin (Springer Verlag, forthcoming).

Navin, M. “Prioritizing Religion in Vaccine Exemption Policies,” Religious Exemptions, eds. Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber (Oxford University Press, 2018), pp. 184-202.

Navin, M., Kozak, A., Clark, E. (2018). “The Evolution of Immunization Waiver Education in Michigan: A Qualitative Study," Vaccine. DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.02.046.

Sarathchandraa, D., Navin, M., Largent, M., and McCright, A. (2018). “A Survey Instrument for Measuring Vaccine Acceptance,” Preventive Medicine. DOI:10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.01.006

Navin, M. and Wasserman, J. (2017). “Reasons to Amplify the Role of Parental Permission in Pediatric Treatment,” American Journal of Bioethics. 17(11): 6-14.

Navin, M. and Wasserman, J. (2017). “Harm and Parental Permission: A Response to our Critics,” American Journal of Bioethics 17(11): W1-W4.

Navin, M. “Kok-Chor Tan,” in Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, eds. M.N.S. Sellers and Stephan Kirste (Springer Verlag, 2017).

Navin, M. and Dieterle, J. (2017). “Cooptation or Solidarity: Food Sovereignty in the Developed World,” Agriculture and Human Values.

Navin, M. and Largent, M. (2017). “Improving Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption Policies: Three Case Studies,” Public Health Ethics, 10(3): 225–234.

Navin, M. and Largent, M. (2017). “Prioritizing Parental Liberty in Non-Medical Vaccine Exemption Policies: A Response to Giubilini, Douglas, and Savulescu,” Public Health Ethics, 10(3): 241–243. 

Navin, M. (2017). “The Ethics of Vaccination Nudges in Pediatric Practice,” HEC Forum, 29 (1): 43-57.

Navin, M. (2017). “Equality of Opportunity,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online. DOI:10.4324/0123456789-S116-1.

Review of Anna Kirkland’s Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (2017).