Law and Philosophy

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

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

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Elizabeth Anderson, "Tom Paine and the Ironies of Social Democracy"

The 2011-12 Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy, recorded on February 29, 2012, was presented by Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan.


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