Law and Philosophy

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

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Martha Nussbaum Discusses Cultural Pluralism on Australian Radio

Cultural pluralism in a climate of distrust
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.

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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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