Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Dr S. Stewart Braun

Dr S. Stewart Braun


BA (Richmond), MAR (Yale), M.Litt (St. Andrews), PhD (Virginia)

Dr. S. Stewart Braun is Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2012 and joined ACU in 2013.  He specializes in social and political philosophy, concentrating specifically in the areas of distributive justice and on the liberal account of rights.  Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Braun also studied philosophical theology at Yale University where he obtained his MAR.  He is currently engaged in a project to determine the proper focus for egalitarian accounts of  justice.

Key publications

‘The Virtue of Modesty and the Egalitarian Ethos’. In Virtue’s Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons, edited by Noell Birondo and S. Stewart Braun. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2017.

and Noell Birondo, eds. Virtue’s Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2017.

‘Liberty, Political Equality and Wealth Transfer Taxation’, Journal of Applied Philosophy (forthcoming 2016): early view doi: 10.1111/japp.12118.

‘Rescuing Indigenous Land Ownership: Revising Locke’s Account of Original Appropriation through Cultivation’, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 61 (2014): 68-89.

‘Historical Entitlement and the Practice of Bequest: Is There a Moral Right of Bequest’, Law and Philosophy 29 (2010): 695-715.