Oxford University Press names Ryan Muldoon editor of book series, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Ryan Muldoon, PhD.

Ryan Muldoon, PhD

Published July 29, 2020

Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced that Dr. Ryan Muldoon is co-editor of its new book series, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Dr. Muldoon, Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy, is an expert in social political philosophy. As one of five co-editors of the book series, Muldoon enjoys the support and advice of OUP's Editorial Advisory Board. 

"As Philosophy, Politics and Economics rapidly grows as an important scholarly discipline, it is important to make sure that there is a venue for the very best work," states Muldoon, "The editors of Oxford's new book series have assembled an incredibly prestigious Editorial Board, and are looking forward to putting together a stellar book list."

Societies face complex challenges

Oxford University Press names Ryan Muldoon co-editor of book series, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

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Oxford University Press.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is coming of age as a distinct area of research of high social relevance. Modern societies face complex challenges, including those associated with immigration, inequality, trade, discrimination, disease, environmental degradation, pluralism, and technological change. PPE can foster a more robust interdisciplinary approach to these challenges.

The new Oxford University Press book series on Philosophy, Politics and Economics provides a home for PPE research ranging from fundamental theoretical issues to pressing questions of public policy. Across the board, the series aims to publish work that integrates philosophy, political science, and economics (and, indeed, all the social sciences) to tackle or solve important theoretical and policy questions. We are self-consciously ecumenical about the scope and focus of work in the series: PPE can and should range broadly and we are excited to explore its frontiers.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal or manuscript, further information is here.

UB Philosophy Faculty Profile

Ryan Muldoon


Ryan Muldoon.

Ryan Muldoon


Ryan Muldoon


(On sabattical, Spring 2022) Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization

Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Ethics


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Specialization

Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Ethics

Current Research

My research interests are primarily centered on the social organization of political, cultural, and scientific communities. In particular, I am interested in how these communities can and should respond to diversity. This focus on diversity is manifested most prominently in my three major projects: the first remakes social contract theory for very diverse societies, the second offers a normative-descriptive framework for analyzing the division of cognitive labor in science, and the third examines the emergence and persistence of social norms.


  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Law Morality Authority

Selected Publications

  • Muldoon, Ryan. "Expanding the Justificatory Framework of Mill's Experiments in Living," Utilitas(forthcoming).
  • Muldoon, Ryan; Lisciandra, Chiara; Colyvan, Mark; Sprenger, Jan; Martini, Carlo; Sillari, Giacomo. "Disagreement beyond the Veil of Ignorance,"Philosophical Studies 170: 3 (August , 2014): 377-94.
  • Muldoon, Ryan; Borgida, Michael; Cuffaro, Michael. "The Conditions of Tolerance," Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11: 3 (August, 2012): 322-44.