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Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science
and by courtesy, of Philosophy and Education
Faculty Director of McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Rob Reich

Rob Reich is the McGregor-Girand Professor of Social Ethics of Science and Technology at Stanford University. His home appointment is in the Department of Political Science, and he has courtesy appointments in Philosophy and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His scholarship in political philosophy engages with the work of social scientists and engineers. His recent books include System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot (with Mehran Sahami and Jeremy M. Weinstein, 2021) and Digital Technology and Democratic Theory (edited with Lucy Bernholz and Hélène Landemore, 2021). He has also written widely about philanthropy and democracy, including Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (2018) and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values (edited with Chiara Cordelli and Lucy Bernholz, 2016).

Featured Books

Featured Articles

“Equality and Adequacy as Distributive Ideals for Education,” with Debra Satz, in Philosophical Perspectives on Moral and Civic Education: Shaping Citizens, Christine Tappolet and Colin MacLeod, eds., Routledge, 2019.

“Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 49, July 2016. doi:10.1017/S1049096516000718 


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