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Brian Leiter : Publications

Books (Author)

Why Tolerate Religion? Princeton, 2013.

Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 2007 (Spanish translation by G. Ratti, Naturalismo Y Teoría Del Derecho, Marcial Pons, 2012).

Nietzsche on Morality. Routledge, 2002.
(Greek translation published in 2009).

Books (Editor)

Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press, 2011 (with Leslie Green).

The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 2008 (editor, with Michael Rosen).

Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press, 2007 (editor, with Neil Sinhababu).

The Future for Philosophy. Clarendon Press, 2004 (editor).

Nietzsche. Oxford University Press, 2001 (editor, with John Richardson).

Objectivity in Law and Morals. Cambridge University Press, 2001 (editor).

Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality. Cambridge University Press, 1997 (editor, with Maudemarie Clark; trans. R. J. Hollingdale).

Book Sections

"The Circumstances of Civility." In Civility and Democracy in America: A Reasonable Understanding." C. Clayton & R. Elgard eds. Washington State University Press, 2012.

"El Problema de la Demarcaión en la Teoría del Derecho:  Una Razón Más a Favor del Escepticismo." In NEUTRALIDAD Y TEORÍA DEL DERECHO, J.F. Beltrán et al. eds. Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2012.  (Spanish translation of "The Demarcation Problem In Jurisprudence:  A New Case For Skepticism." 31 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 663 [2011].)

"Cómo explicar los desacuerdos entre juristas." In CÓMO Y POR QUÉ LOS JURISTAS DISCREPAN. P. Sánchez & G. Ratti eds., Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2012. (Spanish translation of"Explaining Theoretical Disagreement." 76 University of Chicago Law Review 1215 [2009]).

"Nietzsche's Naturalism Reconsidered." In The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche, edited by J. Richardson and K. Gemes. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

"Who Is Nietzsche's 'Sovereign Individual'?" In Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy Of Morality:  A Critical Guide. S. May, ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

"Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Three Approaches." In The Future of Naturalism, edited by J. Shook and P. Kurtz. Prometheus Books, 2009 (reprinted in The Nature of Law: Philosophyical Issues in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, forthcoming 2010; Spanish translation to appear in Demosophia, published by the Universidad de San Buenvaentura, Columbia).

"Cleaning Cyber-Cesspools: Google and Free Speech." In The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation, edited by Saul Levmore and Martha Nussbaum. Harvard University Press, 2010.

"Nietzsche." In A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, edited by C. Sandis and T. O'Connor. Blackwell, 2010.

"American Legal Realism." In The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, edited by W. Edmundson and M. Golding. Blackwell, 2005 (2nd ed. published in 2010).

"Legal Positivism." In A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, edited by D. M. Patterson. Blackwell, 1996 (2nd ed. published in 2010).

"Nietzsche's Theory of the Will." In Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy, edited by Ken Gemes and Simon May. Oxford University Press, 2009.

"Against Convergent Moral Realism: The Respective Roles of Philosophical Argument and Empirical Evidence." In vol. 2 of Moral Psychology, edited by W. Sinnott-Armstrong. MIT Press, 2008.

"The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology." In Nietzsche and Morality, edited by Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu. Oxford University Press, 2008 (with Joshua Knobe).

"Introduction." In The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, edited by Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen. Oxford University Press, 2007 (with Michael Rosen).

"Introduction." In Nietzsche and Morality, edited by Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu. Oxford University Press, 2007 (with Neil Sinhababu).

"Morality Critics." In The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, edited by Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen. Oxford University Press, 2007.

"Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence." In Jurisprudence Cases and Materials: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law and Its Applications, 2nd ed., edited by S. Gottlieb. LexisNexis, 2006 (reprinted from 48 American Journal of Jurisprudence 17).

"Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence." In Law and Morality, edited by B. Bix and K. Himma. Ashgate, 2006 (reprinted from 48 American Journal of Jurisprudence 17).

"American Legal Realism." In The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, edited by W. Edmundson and M. Golding. Blackwell, 2005.

"American Philosophy Today." In The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, 2nd ed., edited by T. Honderich. Oxford University Press, 2005.

"The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Recovering Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud." In The Future for Philosophy, edited by Brian Leiter. Clarendon Press, 2004.

"Introduction." In The Future for Philosophy, edited by Brian Leiter. Clarendon Press, 2004.

"Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered." In The Philosopher's Annual, edited by Patrick Grim, Peter Ludlow, and Gary Mar. CSLI Publications, 2003 (reprinted from 111 Ethics 278).

"Law and Objectivity." In The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law, edited by J. Coleman and S. Shapiro. Oxford University Press, 2002.

"Rethinking Legal Realism: Toward a Naturalized Jurisprudence." In Jurisprudence: Classical and Contemporary, edited by R. Hayman et al. West Group, 2002 (reprinted in part from 76 Texas Law Review 1723).

"Introduction." In Objectivity in Law and Morals, edited by Brian Leiter. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

"Legal Realism, Hard Positivism, and the Limits of Conceptual Analysis." In Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to "The Concept of Law", edited by J. L. Coleman. Oxford University Press, 2001.

"Moral Facts and Best Explanations." In Moral Knowledge, edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller Jr., and Jeffrey Paul. Cambridge University Press, 2001 (reprinted from 18 Social Philosophy and Policy 79).

"Nietzsche and the Morality Critics." In Nietzsche, edited by Brian Leiter and J. Richardson. Oxford University Press, 2001.

"Objectivity, Morality, and Adjudication." In Objectivity in Law and Morals, edited by Brian Leiter. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

"The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in Nietzsche." In Nietzsche, edited by Brian Leiter. Oxford University Press, 2001.

"Charles Alan Wright: Legal Realist." In Charles Alan Wright: The Man and the Scholar, edited by R. Mersky. Jamail Legal Research Center; West Group, 2000.

"Holmes, Economics, and Classical Realism." In The Path of the Law and Its Influence: The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., edited by S. J. Burton. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

"Naturalism and Naturalized Jurisprudence." In Analyzing Law: New Essays in Legal Theory, edited by B. Bix. Oxford University Press, 1998.

"The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in Nietzsche." In Willing and Nothingness: Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's Educator, edited by Christopher Janaway. Clarendon Press, 1998.

"Introduction." In Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality, edited by Maudemarie Clark and Brian Leiter. Cambridge University Press, 1997 (with Maudemarie Clark).

"Legal Positivism." In A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, edited by D. M. Patterson. Blackwell, 1996.

"Legal Realism." In A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, edited by D. M. Patterson. Blackwell, 1996.

"Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority." In Law and Interpretation: Essays in Legal Philosophy, edited by Andrei Marmor. Oxford University Press, 1994 (with Jules Coleman).

"Perspectivism in Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals." In Nietzsche, Genealogy, and Morality: Essays on Nietzsche's "On the Genealogy of Morals", edited by Richard Schacht. University of California Press, 1994.

Encyclopedia Articles

"Naturalism in Legal Philosophy." In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta. Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, 2012.

"Legal Positivism." In Oxford Bibliographies On-Line 2010. (with Michael Sevel).

"Nietzsche." In Oxford Bibliographies On-Line 2010.

"Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy." In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta. Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, 2004.

"Naturalism in Legal Philosophy." In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta. Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, 2002.

"Karl Nickerson Llewellyn." In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by N. Smelser and P. Baltes. Elsevier Science, 2001.

"Objectivity (Philosophical Aspects)." In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by N. Smelser and P. Baltes. Elsevier Science, 2001.

"Legal Realism." In The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia, edited by C. B. Gray. Garland, 1999.

Journal Articles

"The Boundaries of the Moral (and Legal) Community." 65 Alabama Law Review 511 (2013) (2011 Meador Lecture).

"In Praise of Realism (And Against "Nonsense" Jurisprudence)." 100 Georgetown Law Journal 865 (2012).

"The Demarcation Problem In Jurisprudence:  A New Case For Skepticism." 31 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 663 (2011).

"Naturalized Jurisprudence And American Legal Realism Revisited." 30 Law & Philosophy 499 (2011) (Symposium Issue On Brian Leiter, Naturalizing Jurisprudence [Oxford, 2007] with commentary by Julie Dickson [Oxford], Michael Green [William & Mary], and Mark Greenberg [UCLA]).

"O Naturalismo De Nietzsche Reconsiderado." 29 Cadernos Nietzsche 77 (2011) (Portugese translation by R. Lopes of Nietzsche’s "Naturalism Reconsidered," in The Oxford Handbook Of Nietzsche [K. Gemes & J. Richardson Eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming]).

"Legal Formalism and Legal Realism: What Is the Issue?". Review of Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide, by Brian Tamanaha. 16 Legal Theory 111 (2010).

"Rorty and the Philosophical Tradition: Comment on Professor Szubka." 25 Diametros 159 (2010).

"Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?" 47 San Diego Law Review 935 (2010) (with commentary by Connie Rosati and a lengthy reply by Andrew Koppelman).

"Why Evolutionary Biology Is (So Far) Irrevelevant to Legal Regulation." 29 Law and Philosophy 31 (2010) (with Michael Weisberg).

"The Radicalism of Legal Positivism." 66 National Lawyer's Guild Review 165 (2009).

"Explaining Theoretical Disagreement." 76 University of Chicago Law Review 1215 (2009) (also published in Spanish in Analisis y Derecho).

Review of Nietzsche's Political Skepticism, by Tamsin Shaw. Notre Dame Philsophical Reviews (2009).

"Why Tolerate Religion?" 25 Constitutional Commentary (2008).

Review of Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy, by Christopher Janaway. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2008).

"Nietzsche's Theory of the Will." 7 Philosopher's Imprint 1 (2007).

"Science and Morality: Pragmatic Reflections on Rorty's 'Pragmatism'." 74 University of Chicago Law Review 929 (2007).

Review of Justice in Robes, by Ronald Dworkin, and Exploring Law's Empire, edited by Scott Hershovitz. 56 Journal of Legal Education 675 (2006).

"How to Rank Law Schools." 81 Indiana Law Journal 47 (2006).

"Why Blogs Are Bad for Legal Scholarship." 116 Yale Law Journal Pocket Part 53 (2006).

"The End of the Empire: Dworkin and Jurisprudence in the Twenty-first Century." 35 Rutgers Law Journal 165 (2005).

Review of Nietzsche's Postmoralism: Essays on Neitzsche's Prelude to Philosophy's Future, edited by Richard Schacht. 112 Mind 175 (2003).

"Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence." 48 American Journal of Jursiprudence 17 (2003) (reprinted from 48 American Journal of Jurisprudence 17).

"Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence: Reply to Redmayne." 2003 Michigan State University Law Review 885 (2003) (with Ronald J. Allen).

"Marxism and the Continuing Irrelevance of Normative Theory." Review of If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich? by G. A. Cohen. 54 Stanford Law Review 1127 (2002).

"Classical Realism." 11 Philosophical Issues 244 (2001).

"Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered." 111 Ethics 278 (2001).

"Moral Facts and Best Explanations." 18 Social Philosophy and Policy 79 (2001).

"The Naturalistic Turn in Legal Philosophy." American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Law (2001).

"Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence." 86 Virginia Law Review 1491 (2001) (with Ronald J. Allen).

"Prospects and Problems for the Social Epistemology of Evidence Law." 29 Philosophical Topics 319 (2001).

"The Law School Observer." Green Bag (Winter 2000-Winter 2002) (quarterly column).

"Measuring the Academic Distinction of Law Faculties." 29 Journal of Legal Studies 451 (2000).

"Nietzsche's Metaethics: Against the Privilege Readings." 8 European Journal of Philosophy 277 (2000).

"The Philosophical Gourmet." Philosopher's Magazine (Winter 1999-Summer 2001) (quarterly column).

"Positivism, Formalism, and Realism." Review of Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence, by Anthony Sebok. 99 Columbia Law Review 1138 (1999).

Review of Nietzsche and Metaphysics, by Peter Poellner, and Nietzsche's System, by John Richardson. 107 Mind 683 (1998).

"Closet Dualism and Mental Causation." 28 Canadian Journal of Philosophy 161 (1998) (with Alexander Miller).

"Incommensurability: Truth or Consequences?" 146 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1723 (1998).

"Leading New Books: Seven Scholars Recommend New and Recent Books on Jurisprudence." 14 Focus on Law Studies 14 (1998) (with Susan Coutin, Austin Sarat, Robin West, Laura Kalman, Brian Tamanaha, and Susan Burgess).

"On the Value of Normative Theory: A Reply to Madry and Richeimer." 4 Legal Theory 241 (1998).

"Realism, Hard Positivism, and Conceptual Analysis." 4 Legal Theory 533 (1998).

"The Epistemology of Admissibility: Why Even Good Philosophy of Science Would Not Make for Good Philosophy of Evidence." 1997 Brigham Young University Law Review 803 (1997).

"Explanation and Legal Theory." 82 Iowa Law Review 905 (1997).

"Is There an 'American' Jurisprudence?". Review of Patterns of American Jurisprudence, by Neil Duxbury. 17 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 367 (1997).

"Nietzsche and the Morality Critics." 107 Ethics 250 (1997).

"Rethinking Legal Realism: Toward a Naturalized Jurisprudence." 76 Texas Law Review 267 (1997).

"Why Quine Is Not a Postmodernist." 50 Southern Methodist University Law Review 1739 (1997).

Review of Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist, by Peter Berkowitz. 105 Mind 487 (1996).

"Heidegger and the Theory of Adjudication." 106 Yale Law Journal 253 (1996).

"Legal Indeterminacy." 1 Legal Theory 481 (1995).

"The Middle Way." 1 Legal Theory 21 (1995).

"Morality in the Pejorative Sense: On the Logic of Nietsche's Critique of Morality." 3 British Journal for the History of Philosophy 113 (1995).

"Tort Theory and the Objectivity of Corrective Justice." 37 Arizona Law Review 45 (1995).

"Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority." 18 Tel Aviv University Law Review 309 (1994) (in Hebrew; with Jules Coleman).

"Mind Doesn't Matter Yet." 72 Australian Journal of Philosophy 220 (1994) (with Alexander Miller).

Review of Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy, by Maudemarie Clark. 31 Journal of the History of Philosophy 148 (1993).

"Beyond Good and Evil." 10 History of Philosophy Quarterly 261 (1993).

"Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority." 142 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 549 (1993) (with Jules Coleman).

"Objectivity and the Problems of Jurisprudence." Review of Law and Objectivity, by Kent Greenawalt. 72 Texas Law Review 187 (1993).

"Intellectual Voyeurism in Legal Scholarship." 4 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 79 (1992).

"Nietzsche and Aestheticism." 30 Journal of the History of Philosophy 275 (1992).

"A Reconsideration of the Relevance and Materiality of the Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation." 12 Cardozo Law Review 117 (1990) (with Milton Handler and Carole Handler).

"Current Debate / Critical Legal Studies." 3 Tikkun 87 (1988) (with a reply by Robert W. Gordon).

Journal Editor

"New Directions in Analytical Jurisprudence." American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Law (Spring 2001) (issue editor).

Magazine Articles

"Do You Only Have a Brain?" (review of Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos [Oxford, 2012]). The Nation, October 22, 2012. (with Michael Weisberg).

Review of Jeremy Waldron, The Harm in Hate Speech (Harvard University Press, 2012). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July 29, 2012.

"The Fate of Genius." Review of Zarathustra's Secret: The Interior Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, by Joachim Köhler; Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography, by Rüdiger Safranski; and The Legend of Nietzsche's Syphilis, by Richard Schain. Times Literary Supplement, October 18, 2002, p. 31.

Review of Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy, by Daniel Brudney. Times Literary Supplement, December 10, 1999, p. 31.

Review of Nietzsche's Dangerous Game: Philosophy in the Twilight of the Idols, by Daniel Conway. Times Literary Supplement, August 7 1998, p. 31.

"One Health, One Earth, One Sun: Nietzsche's Respect for Natural Science." Times Literary Supplement, October 2 1998, p. 30.

Newspaper Articles

"Just Cause: Was Friedrich Nietzsche 'the first psychologist'?" Times Literary Supplement, March 4, 2011, p. 15.

"Rule and Reason." Review of Thinking Like a Lawyer by Frederick Schauer. Times Literary Supplement Feb. 12, 2010, p. 26.

"H.L.A. Hart and 'The Concept of Law'." Times Literary Supplement, March 11 and April 15, 2005 (letters to the editor, with Leslie Green).

"Culture Watch." Chronicle of Higher Education, March 14, 2003, p. A8.

"When Education Board Censors Books, Schoolkids Suffer." Austin American-Statesman, July 24, 2003.

"Recapture Texas' Future from Zelaots, Know-Nothings." Houston Chronicle, September 22, 2002, p. 1C.

"Reply to Hoekema's Review of Wilshire." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, October 17, 2002.

"UT Won't Remain Great without More Funds." Dallas Morning News, March 21, 1999, p. 6J.

"Landing a Job in Philosophy." Chronicle of Higher Education Online, December 11, 1998.

"The U.S. News Roulette Wheel: Where It Stops Nobody Knows." Texas Lawyer, March 2, 1998, p. 2.

"Why U.S. News Makes State Law Schools Angry." National Law Journal, March 24, 1997, p. A24.

"There's Just No Good Reason to Junk Faculty Tenure at UT." Austin American-Statesman, July 22, 1996, p. A7 (with Julius Getman).

Working Papers

"Why Legal Positivism?", December 2009.