Mark D. White is Chair and Professor of the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in economics, philosophy, and law. He is the author of Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character (Stanford University Press, 2011) and the forthcoming The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), as well as dozens of journal articles and book chapters in the intersections between economics, philosophy, and law. He has also edited (or co-edited) a number of books on the subjects, most recently Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy (Oxford Unversity Press, 2011), Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Oriented Solutions to Social-Economic Problems (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination (with Chrisoula Andreou; Oxford University Press, 2010). He is the series editor of Perspectives from Social Economics from Palgrave Macmillan, and is currently the vice president of the Association for Social Economics.
Professor White is also a frequent contributor and editor in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which introduces readers to basic philosophical concepts using the movies, TV shows, comic books, and music that they love. In addition to his contributions to other books in the series on topics like South Park, Metallica, and Alice in Wonderland, he has edited (or co-edited) Batman and Philosophy (with Robert Arp, 2008), Watchmen and Philosophy (2009), Iron Man and Philosophy (2010), Green Lantern and Philosophy (with Jane Dryden, 2011), and, most recently, The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers(2012) and the short ebook Downton Abbey and Philosophy (2012). He just finished work on Superman and Philosophy (now in production), and contributed two chapters (on Captain America and Thor) to the free e-book, Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture.
Professor White blogs at Economics and Ethics (a scholarly blog which he founded with several like-minded colleagues), The Comics Professor (featuring comics news and commentary, often in the style of the Blackwell books), The Literary Table (a general interest blog at which I am a guest), and Maybe It's Me, But... (at Psychology Today). He is also an occasional contributor to The Good Men Project.