Law and Philosophy

Brian Leiter on "Toleration: Its Nature and Moral Justification" in Newport, RI

Date: 
10.03.2013
Location: 
Bazarsky Hall, Salve Regina University, Ochre Point Avenue Newport, RI 02840

As part of the "Spectacle of Toleration" conference, Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago will present Toleration: Its Nature and Moral Justification at Salve Regina University’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter

Philip Pettit, "Giving Corporate Agents their Due — and Only their Due"

Suitably organized, corporate groups mimic the capacities of individual persons and operate as agents with minds of their own. And in order to function in this agential manner, they have to be assigned legal rights that they can assert or transfer or waive in their dealings with others.

Crossing the Midway, By and By

Author: 
Martha Nussbaum

Professor Martha Nussbaum speaks at the Midway Dinner on the “carnival of interdisciplinary delights” available to law students.

On February 7, 2013, Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, delivered this speech to the Class of 2014 at the annual Midway Dinner.

Philip Pettit, "Giving Corporate Agents their Due — and Only their Due"

Suitably organized, corporate groups mimic the capacities of individual persons and operate as agents with minds of their own. And in order to function in this agential manner, they have to be assigned legal rights that they can assert or transfer or waive in their dealings with others.


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Brian Leiter Discusses "Why Tolerate Religion?"

New book questions preferential legal treatment of religious liberty
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
March 27, 2013

The Western democratic practice of singling out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leite

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter

Martha Nussbaum Discusses Cultural Pluralism on Australian Radio

Cultural pluralism in a climate of distrust
RadioNational
January 16, 2013

In an age of terrorist attacks and distrust, how, asks Martha Nussbaum, can individual belief systems be supported and regulated? Perhaps we’re heading away from cultural pluralism.

Read more at: 

Listen to the audio at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/...

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Leiter Discusses 'Why Tolerate Religion' on WBEZ

New book asks why we tolerate religion
WBEZ
Afternoon Shift
January 9, 2013

University of Chicago professor Brian Leitner's new book, Why Tolerate Religion, questions the place--and protection--of religion in the public arena. He shares his thoughts with Afternoon Shift.

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter

Leiter Reviews New Thomas Nagel Book in The Nation

Do You Only Have a Brain? On Thomas Nagel
Brian Leiter and Michael Weisberg
The Nation
October 3, 2012

Thomas Nagel, a professor of philosophy and of law at New York University, has made his reputation over the last fifty years as a leading contributor to moral and political philosophy, with occasional forays into the philosophy of mind.

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter
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