Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values


Brian Leiter

International Advisory Board

John M. Doris, Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis
John Gardner, Law, University of Oxford
Leslie J. Green, Law, University of Oxford
Nicola Lacey, Law, University of Oxford
Larry Laudan, Philosophy, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Jesse J. Prinz, Philosophy, City University of New York Graduate Center
Denise Réaume, Law, University of Toronto
Michael Rosen, Government, Harvard University
Stephen P. Stich, Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Jonathan Wolff, Philosophy, University College London

Mission of the Center

The Center sponsors speakers and conferences to support and encourage the reflective, critical and philosophical study of human values, with a particular emphasis on the conceptual, historical, and empirical foundations of the normative systems-moral, political, and legal-in which human being live. The Center's mission encompasses not only the traditional concerns of moral, political, and legal theory--in Anglophone, European and non-Western traditions--but also the history of thought about ethical, political, and legal questions as these bear on contemporary questions. Traditional problems of conceptual analysis and normative justification are supplemented by attention to empirical results in the human sciences as these bear on the nature and viability of various forms of normative ordering.

Visiting PhD Students (2010-11)

Pau Luque, University of Genoa
Scott Wisdom, McMaster University

More information?

If you have questions, please contact Professor Leiter at bleiter-at-uchicago-dot-edu.