Amy Gutmann
Stanford Humanities Center



Books Reviews and Occasional Pieces
Articles and Chapters in Books Invited Papers and Lectures


Why Deliberative Democracy?



Why Deliberative Democracy?, with Dennis Thompson, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.


Identity in Democracy



Identity in Democracy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.




Color Conscious


Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race, with Anthony Appiah, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.  

[Noted:  The Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association “for the best scholarly work in political science which explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism,” 1997.   The North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award for "the book that makes the most significant contribution to social philosophy,” 1996-97.  The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America award for “outstanding book on the subject of human rights in North America," 1997.]


Democracy and Disagreement, book cover

Democracy and Disagreement, with Dennis Thompson, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996. 

[Noted:  Chosen by Choice as one of "the outstanding political science books for 1997."  Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division Annual Awards Competition of the Association of American Publishers, Honorable Mention, 1997.]

Related: Democratic Disagreement (a collection of essays on Democracy and Disagreement with a response by the authors), edited by Stephen Macedo. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Democratic Education


Democratic Education, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press: 1987.

[Revised edition with new Preface and Epilogue, 1999.]





Liberal Equality, New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 1980.


Ethics & Politics: Cases  & Comments



Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments, with Dennis Thompson, Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall, 1984. 

[Fourth edition, 2005.]


Freedom of Association, book cover



Freedom of Association, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998 [Amy Gutmann, editor and first chapter].



Human Rights



Human Rights [title essay by Michael Ignattief], Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001 [Amy Gutmann, editor and introduction].


Goodness and Advice


Goodness and Advice [title essay by Judith Jarvis Thomson], Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001 [Amy Gutmann, editor and introduction].



The Lives of Animals




The Lives of Animals [title essay by J. M. Coetzee], Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999 [Amy Gutmann, editor and introduction].


Work and Welfare



Work and Welfare [title essay by Robert Solow], Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998 [Amy Gutmann, editor and introduction].

A Matter of Interpretation




A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law [title essay by Antonin Scalia], Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997 [Amy Gutmann, editor and introduction].


Multiculturalism and  The Politics of Recognition


Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition [title essay by Charles Taylor], Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992 [Amy Gutmann, editor and introduction]


Democracy and the Welfare State, book cover





Democracy and the Welfare State, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988 [Amy Gutmann, editor].




Selected Articles and Chapters In Books

"Afterword:  Democratic Disagreement and Civic Education," in Susan Fuhrman and Marvin Lazerson, eds., The Public Schools, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 347-360.

"Preface:  The Power of Values," in Peter Conn, ed., The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin:  Penn Reading Project Edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005, ix-xii.

"Democracia Deliberativa y Regla de la Mayoría:  Una Réplica a Waldron," in Harold Hongju Koh and Ronald C. Slye, eds., Democracia deliberativa y derechos humanos, Editorial Gedisa, S.A.: Barcelona, 2004, pp. 269-277.

"The Importance of Identity Politics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," in Deen Chatterjee, ed., Feminism, Multiculturalism and Group Rights (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2005).

"Education," in R.G. Frey and Christopher Heath Wellman, eds., A Companion to Applied Ethics, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, pp. 498-511.

"The Authority and Responsibility to Educate," in Randall Curren, ed., A Companion to the Philosophy of Education, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, pp. 397-411.

"Democracy and Disagreement" with Dennis Thompson, in Robert A. Dahl, Ian Shapiro, and Jose Antonia Cheibub, eds., The Democracy Sourcebook, MIT Press, 2003, pp. 18-24.

"Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process," with Dennis Thompson, in James S. Fishkin and Peter Laslett, eds., Debating Deliberative Democracy, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, pp. 31-53.

"Unity and Diversity in Democratic Multicultural Education: Creative and Destructive Tensions," in James A. Banks, ed., Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, Jossey-Bass/Wiley: San Francisco, 2003.

"Rawls on the Relationship between Liberalism and Democracy," in Samuel Freeman, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Rawls, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 168-199.

"Identity and Democracy: A Synthetic Perspective," in Ira Katznelson and Helen V. Milner, Political Science: State of the Discipline, W.W. Norton: New York, 2002, pp. 542-567.

"Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process," with Dennis Thompson, Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2002, pp. 153-174.

"Le Multiculturalisme en Éthique Politique," in L. Sosoe, ed., Diversité Humaine: Démocratie, Multiculturalisme et Citoyenneté, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2002, pp. 31-62.

"Democratic Decisions About Health Care: Why Be Like NICE?" with Dennis Thompson, in B. New and J. Neuberger, eds., Hidden Assets: Values and Decision-making in the NHS, King’s Fund Publishing, 2002, pp. 111-128.

"Just Deliberation About Health Care," with Dennis Thompson, in M. Danis, C. Clancy, and L. Churchill, eds., Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 77-94.

"Can Publicly Funded Schools Legitimately Teach Values in a Constitutional Democracy? A Reply to McConnell and Eisgruber," in S. Macedo and Y. Tamir, eds., Moral and Political Education, New York University Press, 2002, pp. 170-198.

"Civic Minimalism: Cosmopolitanism, and Patriotism: Where Does Democratic Education Stand in Relation to Each? ", in S. Macedo and Y. Tamir, eds., Moral and Political Education, New York University Press, 2002, pp. 23-57.

"Assessing Arguments for School Choice: Pluralism, Parental Rights, or Educational Results?" in Alan Wolfe, ed., School Choice: The Moral Debate, Princeton University Press, 2002.

"Religious Freedom and Civic Responsibility," in Winston Davis, ed., Taking Responsibility: Comparative Perspectives, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001, pp. 47-62.

"Multiculturalism and Identity Politics," International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2001.

"Liberalism," International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2001.

"Religion and State in the United States: A Defense of Two-Way Protection," in Nancy L. Rosenblum, ed., Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith, Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies, Princeton University Press, 2000.

"Why Should Schools Care about Civic Education?" in L. M. McDonnell and M. Timpane, eds., The Democratic Purposes of Education, University of Kansas Press,  2000.

"The Civic Ends and Means of Education," in Passing the Test: The National Interest in Good Schools for All, Center for National Policy: Washington, DC, March 2000, pp.17-26.

"Why Deliberative Democracy Is Different," with Dennis Thompson, Social Philosophy & Policy, vol. 17, no. 1, 2000, pp. 161-180.

"Deliberative Democracy," with Dennis Thompson, in P. B. Clarke and J. Foweraker, Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought, Routledge: London, 2000.

"The Moral Foundation of Truth Commissions," with Dennis Thompson, in Robert Rotberg and Dennis Thompson, eds., Truth vs. Justice, Princeton University Press, 2000.

"Should Public Policy Be Class Conscious Rather than Color Conscious?" in Stephen Steinberg, ed., Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Issues and Debates, Blackwell: Oxford and Malden, 1999, pp. 92-99.

"An Interview with Amy Gutmann," The School Field, vol. 10, no. 1/2, Spring/Summer 1999, pp. 117-32.

"Liberty and Pluralism in Pursuit of the Non-Ideal," Social Research, vol. 66, no. 4, Winter 1999, pp. 1-26.

"Religious Freedom and Civic Responsibility," Washington and Lee Law Review, vol. 56, No. 3, Summer 1999, pp. 907-922.

"How Not to Resolve Moral Conflicts in Politics," Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, vol. 15, no. 1, Winter 1999, pp. 1-18.

"Deliberative Democracy and Majority Rule," in H. Harold Koh and Ronald Slye, eds., Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights, Yale University Press: New Haven, 1999, pp. 247-254.

"Disagreeing about Deliberative Democracy: Reply to the Critics," with Dennis Thompson, in Stephen Macedo, ed., Deliberative Politics: Essays on Democracy and Disagreement, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 243-279.

"Distributing Higher Education," in B. A. Pescosolido and R. Aminzade, The Social Worlds of Higher Education: Handbook for Teaching in a New Century, Pine Forge Press: Thousand Islands, CA, London, New Delhi, 1999, pp. 370-83.

"Disagreeing about Deliberative Democracy," with Dennis Thompson, The Good Society, 1999.

"What Is So Special about Democracy?" The Millennium Journal 2000, University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong, pp. 126-134.

"Deliberation and Moral Disagreement," with Dennis Thompson, Kettering Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 1999, pp. 14-20.

"Freedom of Association: An Introductory Essay," in Amy Gutmann, ed., Freedom of Association, Princeton University Press, 1998, pp. 3-32.

"The Central Role of Rawls’s Theory," in Henry Richardson and Paul Weithman, eds., The Philosophy of Rawls, Garland Press: Hamden, CT, 1998.

"How Affirmative Action Can (and Cannot) Work Well," in Robert Post and Michael Rogin, eds., Race and Representation: Affirmative Action, Zone Books: New York, 1998, pp. 341-346.

"How Can Universities Teach Professional Ethics?" in William G. Bowen and Harold T. Shapiro, eds., Universities and Their Leadership, Princeton University Press, 1998, pp. 157-171.

"What Is the Value of Free Speech for Students?," Arizona State Law Journal 29 (2), Summer 1997, pp. 519-535.

"Deliberating about Bioethics," with Dennis Thompson, Hastings Center Report, Vol. 27, No. 3 (May-June1997), pp. 38-41.

"Democracy and Its Discontents," in Austin Sarat and Dana R. Villa, eds., Liberal Modernism and Democratic Individuality: George Kateb and the Practice of Politics, Princeton University Press, 1996, pp. 251-264.

"Responding to Racial Injustice," in The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, University of Utah Press: Salt Lake City, 1996, pp. 295-346.

"Democracy, Philosophy, and Justification," in Seyla Benhabib, ed., Democracy and Difference: Contesting the Boundaries of the Political, Princeton University Press, 1996, p. 340-347.

"Democratic Citizenship," in Joshua Cohen, ed., For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism, Beacon Press: Boston, 1996, pp. 66-71.

"Challenges of Multiculturalism in Education," in Robert Fullinwider, ed., Public Education in a Multicultural Society: Policy, Theory, Critique, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 156-179.

"Justice Across the Spheres," in David Miller and Michael Walzer, eds., Pluralism, Justice, and Equality, Oxford University Press, 1995, pp. 99-119.

"How Limited Is Liberal Government?" in Bernard Yack, ed., Liberalism Without Illusions: Essays on Liberal Theory and the Political Vision of Judith N. Shklar, Chicago University Press, 1995, pp. 64-81.

"The Virtues of Democratic Self-Constraint," in Amitai Etzioni, ed., New Communitarian Thinking: Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1995, pp. 154-169.

"Civic Education and Social Diversity," Ethics, vol. 105, no. 3, April 1995, pp. 557-579.

"Moral Disagreement in a Democracy," with Dennis Thompson, Social Philosophy & Policy, vol. 12, no. 1 (Winter 1995), pp. 87-110.

"The Challenge of Multiculturalism in Political Ethics," Philosophy & Public Affairs, vol. 22, no. 3. Summer 1993, pp. 171-206.

"Democracy and Philosophy: Does Democracy Need Foundations?" Politisches Denken Jahrbuch 1993, Stuttgart: Verlag J. B. Metzler, 1993, pp. 39-45.

"The Disharmony of Democracy," in John W. Chapman and Ian Shapiro, eds., Democratic Community: NOMOS XXXV, New York University Press, 1993, pp. 126-160.

"Democracy," in Robert E. Goodin, ed., Companion to Contemporary Political Theory, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1993, pp. 411-421.

"Can Virtue Be Taught to Lawyers?," in Stanford Law Review, vol. 45, no. 6, July 1993, pp. 1759-1771.

"Democracy and Democratic Education," in Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 11, 1993, pp. 293-302.

"John Rawls," in Robert Benewick and Philip Green, eds., Twentieth Century Political Thinkers, Routledge: London and New York, 1992, pp. 91-94.

"Democratic Politics and Ethics," in William R. Shea and Antonio Spadafora, eds., From the Twilight of Probability: Ethics and Politics, Watson Publishing International: Canton, MA, 1992), pp. 43-55.

"What Counts as Quality in Higher Education?," in David H. Finifter, Roger G. Baldwin, and John R. Thelin, eds., The Uneasy Public Policy Triangle in Higher Education: Quality, Diversity, and Budgetary Efficiency, Macmillan: New York, 1991, pp. 45-53.

"Should Public Schools Teach Virtue?," in Claudia Mills, ed., Values & Public Policy, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: New York, 1991, pp. 493-98.

"Moral Conflict and Political Consensus," with Dennis Thompson, Ethics, Vol. 101, October 1990, pp. 64-88.

"Democratic Education in Difficult Times," Teachers College Record, Vol. 92, No. 1, Fall 1990, pp. 7-20. Reprinted in William Hare and John P. Portelli, eds., Philosophy of Education, Detselig: Calgary, Canada, 1996.

"Moral Conflict and Political Consensus," with Dennis Thompson, in R. Bruce Douglass, Gerald Mara, and Henry Richardson, eds., Liberalism and the Good, Routledge: New York, 1990, pp. 125-47.

"Undemocratic Education," in Nancy L. Rosenblum, ed., Liberalism and the Moral Life, Harvard University Press: Cambridge MA, 1989, pp. 71-88.

"The Central Role of Rawls's Theory," Dissent, Summer 1989, pp. 338-42.

"Democratic Theory and the Role of Teachers in Democratic Education," Politics of Education, Taylor & Francis: London, 1988, pp. 183-99.

"Distributing Public Education in a Democracy," in Amy Gutmann, ed., Democracy and the Welfare State, Princeton University Press, 1988, pp. 107-30.

"Equality," in J. Coleman, W. Connolly, D. Miller, and A. Ryan, eds., Encyclopaedia of Political Thought, Basil Blackwell: Oxford, 1987.

"Communitarian Critics of Liberalism," Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Summer 1985), pp. 308-22.

"Democratic Schools and Moral Education," Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1985, pp. 461-94.

"Should Public Schools Teach Virtue?," Report from the Center of Philosophy and Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 1985.

"The Rule of Rights or the Right to Rule?," in J.W. Chapman and J. R. Pennock, eds., Nomos XXVIII: Justification in Ethics, Law and Politics, New York University Press: New York, 1985.

"The Theory of Legislative Ethics," in D. Callahan and B. Jennings, eds., Representation and Responsibility: Exploring Legislative Ethics, Plenum Press: New York and London, 1985, pp. 167-95 (with Dennis Thompson).

"How Liberal Is Democracy?," in D. MacLean and C. Mills, eds., Liberalism Reconsidered, Rowman and Allanheld: Totowa, NJ, 1983, pp. 25-50.

"Is Freedom Academic?: The Relative Autonomy of Universities in a Liberal Democracy," in J.W. Chapman and J.R. Pennock, eds., NOMOS XXV: Liberal Democracy, New York University Press: New York, 1983, pp. 257-86.

"Moral Philosophy and Political Problems," Political Theory, Vol. 10, no. 1, February 1982, pp. 33-47.

"What's the Use of Going to School?," in A. Sen and B. Williams, eds., Utilitarianism and Beyond, Cambridge, Eng. and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982, pp. 261-77.

"For and Against Equal Access to Health Care," Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, Vol. 59, no. 4 (Fall 1981), pp. 542-60.

"Children, Paternalism and Education: A Liberal Argument," Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 9, no. 4, Summer 1980, pp. 338-58.

Selected Reviews and Occasional Pieces

"Biomedical Ethics in a Democratic Society: A Conversation with Amy Gutmann," (cover story), New Jersey Medicine: A Journal of Medicine and Health Policy, vol. 100, no. 10, October 2003, pp. 15-20.

"A Life that Sought Justice: The Impact of John Rawls" Princeton Alumni Weekly January 2003.

"Good in Theory," Review of Democratic Justice by Ian Shapiro, The American Prospect, December 26, 1999, pp. 59-61.

"The Appliance of Reason," Review of  Deliberative Democracy, James Bohman and William Rehig eds., The Times Literary Supplement, June 5, 1998.

"Democratic Citizenship," Boston Review, vol. 19, no. 5, October/November 1994, pp. 16-18.

"Engaging Citizens in Democracy," Theory & Research in Social Education, vol. 22, no. 1, Winter 1994, pp. 114-117.

"No Common Ground," Review of Laurence H. Tribe, Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes in The New Republic. October 22, 1990.

"The Primacy of Political Education," Kettering Review, December 1990, pp. 39-42.

"Principals, Principles," Review of William Bennett, Our Children and Our Country and A. Bartlett Giamatti, A Free and Ordered Space in The New Republic, December 12, 1988, pp. 33-38.

"Searching for Ourselves in the Classroom," Review of Lawrence Cremin, American Education, The New York Times Book Review, May 8, 1988.

"Moral Education in Our Public Schools," The Washington Post, Sunday, June 5, 1988, p. C4.

"Educative Democracy," by F.W. Garforth, American Political Science Review, Vol. 75, no. 2, June 1981.

"Freud Versus Feminism," Review of Juliet Mitchell, Psychoanalysis and Feminism, in Dissent, Spring 1979, pp. 204-212.

Selected Invited Papers and Lectures

"Why Does Diversity Matter?" for On the Cutting Edge: Innovations in Higher Education for NYU's Gallatin College 30th Anniversary Celebration, March 4, 2003.

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Identity Politics," Centennial John Dewey Lectureship in Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School, April 15, 2003.

"How Colleges Can Educate Citizens" McShain Lecture, Rosemont College, April 22, 2003.

"Equal Citizenship and Equal Rights: Two Sides of the Same Coin?," International Symposium on Morality and Politics, Institute for Advanced Study and Project Syndicate, Vienna, December 2002.

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Identity Politics," Humanities Without Boundaries Lecture Series, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin at Madison, November 2002.

"Shall We Deliberate?," Human Genome Conference, Washington University, St. Louis, January 2002.

"Assessing Arguments for School Choice," Boston College, April 2001.

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Identity Politics," Conference on Globalization, Feminism and Multiculturalism, University of Utah, September 2001.

"Rawls's Theory of Justice after 30 Years," American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 2001.

"Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process," Conference on "Deliberating about Deliberative Democracy," University of Texas Law School, Departments of Philosophy and Political Science, Austin, Texas, February 2000.

"The Role of Deliberation in Setting Priorities for Health Care: Criteria for Evaluating Public Discussion about Rationing," King’s Fund Health Values Project, London, England, January 2000.

"Political Ethics, Personal Ethics, and the Market: Some Unresolved and Unresolvable Tensions," Conference for the Study of Political Thought, Yale University, December 1999.

"What Kind of Affirmative Action for Whom?" Institute on Race and Social Division, Boston University, December 1999.

"The Role of Religion in Public Life: A Debate between Amy Gutmann and Michael McConnell," Center for Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University, December 1999.

"Civil Discourse in the United States," Assemblies and Finney Lecture Committees’ series on "The Future of the United States," Convocation at Oberlin College, November 1999.

"Rawls and the Relationship between Liberalism and Democracy," Seminar on Theories of Democratic Constitutionalism, Cardozo Law School, October 1999.

"Just Deliberation in Health Care," Conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Betheseda, Maryland, October 1999.

"Church and State in the United States," Conference on Moral Philosophy and Practice, Le Lavandou, France, June 1999.

"Affirmative Action and Its Alternatives," Markkula Center Lecture, Santa Clara University, April 1999.

"How Not to Resolve Moral Conflicts," Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution, Ohio State University, College of Law, April 1999.

"What’s So Special about Democracy?" Kenneth Robinson Lecture, University of Hong Kong, March 1999.

"Why Deliberative Democracy Is Different," Conference on "Democracy" sponsored by the journal and Center for Social Philosophy and Policy, Bowling Green University, October 1998.

"The Challenge of Multiculturalism in Political Ethics," Lecture at the University of Rome, Italy, October 1998.

"The Moral Foundation of Truth Commissions," Presentation to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Somerset West, South Africa, May 1998.

"Authors Meet Critics: Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race," American Philosophical Association, Midwestern Division, Chicago, May 1998.

"The Importance of Not Establishing Religion" Yale Legal Theory Seminar, January 1998, and University of Chicago Legal Theory Workshop, May 1998.

"Democracy and Disagreement: Response to Critics," University of Chicago Political Theory Seminar, October 1997; University of Virginia, September 1997.

"Authors Meet Critics: Democracy and Disagreement," American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 1997; American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Berkeley, Ca., March 28, 1997; Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1997.

"Diversity and Higher Education," Keynote Speaker, Spencer Foundation Board Meeting and Conference, Chicago, May 28, 1997.

"Can Freedom Be Taught?" Arizona Humanities Council and Arizona State University College of Law, Conference on "Free Speech and Community," Tempe, Arizona, February 7, 1997.

"Deliberating about Race," Inaugural Lecture, Ethics and Public Affairs Series, Rice University, Houston, October 1996 (broadcast on C-Span); Syracuse University, November 1996.

"Moral Deliberation in Democracy: Some Lessons for Bioethics Commissions," Keynote Lecture, International Bioethics Summit, San Francisco, November 1996.

"Deliberating about Race," Keynote Lecture, Association of Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Convention, St. Louis, February 1996.

"A Deliberative View of Political Liberalism," Conference in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, Santa Clara University, October 20-21, 1995.

"Responding to Racial Injustice," Tanner Lectures, 1994-95, Stanford University, May 1995.

"Deliberating about Race and Racial Injustice," Patten Lectures, Indiana University, January 1995.

"Challenges of Multiculturalism in Democratic Education," Keynote Lecture, Philosophy of Education Society and American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, March 31, 1995.


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