Law and Philosophy

Leiter Discusses 'Why Tolerate Religion' on WBEZ

New book asks why we tolerate religion
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.

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.

Brian Leiter

Martha Nussbaum, "Teaching Patriotism"

Schools teach patriotism all the time, but many people think that this is a bad idea. Patriotic rituals may convey misplaced and hierarchical values; they may coerce conscience; and they may promote a dangerous type of uncritical homogeneity. On the other hand, it seems difficult to motivate sacrifices of self-interest for the common good without patriotic emotion. Prof.

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Martha Nussbaum's Latest Book Takes On "The New Religious Intolerance"

New book explores fears about Muslims in the West
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
July 30, 2012

Fears of terrorism in Europe and the United States have deteriorated into an irrational suspicion of Muslims, which will continue until the West turns its critical eye inward, argues University of Chicago professor

Martha C. Nussbaum
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