Daniel Putnam

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy
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Daniel Putnam is a moral and political philosopher. His dissertation, “Relating as Equals,” develops an interpretation of what it means for people to stand in a relationship of equal respect. Going forward, his research focuses on applying this account to social justice by diagnosing some of the mechanisms by which there is collective accountability for relating as unequals. Putnam also has an interest in bioethics, having published on philosophical issues related to disability. One project he will be focusing on at Princeton concerns the moral significance of inequalities in mental health: specifically, the question of when, if ever, inequalities in mental health outcomes that track social group membership are unjust. Putnam earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.  He is also affiliated with the Center for Health and Well-Being in the Woodrow Wilson School.