Brian Leiter

Brian Leiter

Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values

Brian Leiter joined the faculty in the academic year 2008-09, simultaneously founding the Law School’s Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values. Prior to that, he taught for thirteen years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was (at the time) the youngest chairholder in the history of the law school. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale University and the University of Paris X-Nanterre, and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University and University College London.

His teaching and research interests are in moral, political, and legal philosophy, in both the Anglophone and Continental European traditions, and the law of evidence. His books include Objectivity in Law and Morals (Cambridge, 2001) (editor), Naturalizing Jurisprudence (Oxford, 2007), Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton, 2013), and Nietzsche on Morality (Routledge, 2nd edition, 2015). His recent articles have appeared in Analyse und Kritik, Virginia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Criminal Law & Philosophy, and Oxford Studies in Metaethics. He is presently working on projects in moral psychology and meta-ethics (often in relation to Nietzsche), on realism as a theme in political and legal theory, on meta-ethical and metaphysical questions in general jurisprudence, and on philosophical issues about free speech, in both the liberal and Marxian traditions. His work has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Portugese, Hebrew, Polish, Slovak, and Greek.

Leiter has given named lectures at universities around the world--including recently the Paolo Bozzi Prize Lecture at the University of Turin in Italy and the Julius Stone Address in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney—as well as many keynote addresses, most recently (in 2017) at the 7th Annual Summer School on “Freedom and Free Will in Classical German Philosophy” at the University of Bonn in Germany and to the Philosophy of Law Section of the annual meeting of the Swedish Philosophical Association at Uppsala University.

He was editor of the journal Legal Theory from 2000 to 2008, and is the founding editor of the Routledge Philosophers book series and of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law (with Leslie Green). He also serves on the editorial boards of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Journal of Moral Philosophy, The Philosopher’s Annual, Theoria (Sweden), Anilisi e Diritto (Italy), Problema: Anuario de Filosofia y Teoría (Mexico), Indian Journal of Legal Theory, and Revista de Teoría Jurídica (Argentina), among others.

EDUCATION

The University of Michigan
PhD in philosophy, 1995
JD, cum laude, 1987

  • Thesis: “Nietzsche and the Critique of Morality”; Advisor: Peter Railton

Princeton University
AB, cum laude in philosophy, 1984

EXPERIENCE

The University of Chicago Law School
Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, 2011-present
Director, Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values, 2008-present
John P. Wilson Professor of Law, 2008-2011
Visiting Professor of Law, fall 2006

Oxford University
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, 2011-2012

University of Paris X, Nanterre
Visiting Professor of Law, March 2010

University College London
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, 2001-2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 2006-2008
Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 2002-2006
Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 2000-2002
Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 1997-2000
Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy, 1995-1997

Yale University
Visiting Professor of Law, 1998-1999

University of California-San Diego
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, spring 1995

University of San Diego 
Assistant Professor of Law, 1993-1995

Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler
Litigation Associate, 1987-1988

Books (Author)

  • Nietzsche on Morality (2nd ed.) (Routledge, 2015).cu
  • Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton University Press, 2013).cu
  • Naturalismo y Teoría del Derecho - Colección Filosofía y derecho (Madrid, Spain) (Marcial Pons, 2012).cu
  • Nitse kai ethike (Okto Publishing, 2009) (Greek translation,with a new preface, of Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Nietzsche on Morality 2002).cu
  • 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).cu www
  • Nietzsche on Morality (Routledge, 2002) (Greek translation published in 2009).cu

Books (Editor)

  • 2 Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law. (Oxford University Press, 2013) (edited with Leslie Green). cu www
  • 1 Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law. (Oxford University Press, 2011) (edited with Leslie Green). cu
  • Nietzsche and Morality. (Oxford University Press, 2007) (edited with Neil Sinhababu). cu
  • The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy. (Oxford University Press, 2007) (edited with Michael Rosen). cu
  • The Future for Philosophy. (Oxford University Press, 2004). cu
  • Nietzsche. (Oxford University Press, 2001) (edited with John Richardson). cu
  • Objectivity in Law and Morals. (Cambridge University Press, 2000). cu
  • Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality. (Cambridge University Press, 1997) (edited with Maudemarie Clark) (trans. R. J. Hollingdale). cu

Journal Articles

  • "Nietzsche's Naturalism and Nineteenth-Century Biology," 48 Journal of Nietzsche Studies 71 (2017).
  • "The Paradoxes of Public Philosophy," 1 Indian Journal of Legal Theory 51 (2016). cu
  • "Reply to Five Critics of Why Tolerate Religion?," 10 Criminal Law and Philosophy 547 (2016). ssrn cu www
  • "The Case Against Free Speech," 38 Sydney Law Review 407 (2016) (Julius Stone Address in Jurisprudence). cu
  • "Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature," 66 Hastings Law Journal 1601 (2015). ssrn cu www
  • "Legal Realism and Legal Doctrine," 163 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1975 (2015). cu
  • "Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism," 101 Virginia Law Review 1179 (2015). cu
  • "Why Marxism Still Does Not Need Normative Theory," 37 Analyse und Kritik 23 (2015). ssrn cu www
  • "Normativity for Naturalists," 25 Philosophical Issues 64 (2015). ssrn cu
  • "Friedrich Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols," 33 Topoi 549 (2014). cu
  • "Nietzsche, Naturalism and Normativity (reviewing Christopher Janaway and Simon Robertson (eds.), Nietzsche, Naturalism and Normativity (2012))," 2014 Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews __ (2014). cu www
  • "The Boundaries of the Moral (and Legal) Community," 64 Alabama Law Review 511 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Legal Realisms, Old and New," 47 Valparaiso University Law Review 949 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects," 30 Social Philosophy and Policy 237 (2013). cu
  • "In Praise of Realism (and Against 'Nonsense' Jurisprudence)," 100 Georgetown Law Journal 865 (2012). cu
  • "O naturalismo de Nietzsche reconsiderado," 29 Cadernos Nietzsche 77 (2011) (Portugese translation of Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered). cu
  • "Naturalized Jurisprudence and American Legal Realism Revisited," 30 Law and Philosophy 499 (2011). cu
  • "The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Scepticism," 31 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 663 (2011). cu
  • "Legal Formalism and Legal Realism: What Is the Issue? (reviewing Brian Tamanaha, Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging (2010))," 16 Legal Theory 111 (2010). ssrn cu
  • "Rorty and the Philosophical Tradition: Comment on Professor Szubka," 25 Diametros 159 (2010). cu
  • "Why Evolutionary Biology Is (So Far) Irrevelevant to Legal Regulation," 29 Law and Philosophy 31 (2010) (with Michael Weisberg). cu
  • "Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?," 47 San Diego Law Review 935 (2010). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Tamsin Shaw, Nietzsche’s Political Skepticism (2007))," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews __ (2009). cu www
  • "Explaining Theoretical Disagreement," 76 University of Chicago Law Review 1215 (2009) (also reprinted in Analisi e Diritto 2009: Richere di Giurisprudenza Analitica, PComanducci & R Guastini eds 2010). cu
  • "The Radicalism of Legal Positivism," 66 National Lawyers Guild Review 165 (2009). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Christopher Janaway, Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy (2007))," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews __ (2008). cu www
  • "Why Tolerate Religion?," 25 Constitutional Commentary 1 (2008). ssrn cu
  • "Nietzsche's Theory of the Will," 7 Philosopher's Imprint 1 (2007). cu www
  • "Science and Morality: Pragmatic Reflections on Rorty's 'Pragmatism'," 74 University of Chicago Law Review 929 (2007). ssrn cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Ronald Dworkin, ed., Justice in Robes (2006) & Scott Hershovitz, ed., Exploring Law's Empire: The Jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin (2006))," 56 Journal of Legal Education 675 (2006). cu
  • "Why Blogs Are Bad for Legal Scholarship," 116 Yale Law Journal 53 (2006). cu www
  • "How to Rank Law Schools," 81 Indiana Law Journal 47 (2006). ssrn cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Richard Schacht, ed., Nietzsche's Postmoralism: Essays on Neitzsche's Prelude to Philosophy's Future (2001))," 112 Mind 175 (2003). cu
  • "Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence: Reply to Redmayne," 2003 Michigan State University Law Review 885 (2003) (with Ronald J. Allen). cu
  • "Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence," 48 American Journal of Jurisprudence 17 (2003). cu
  • "Marxism and the Continuing Irrelevance of Normative Theory (reviewing G. A. Cohen, If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich? (2000))," 54 Stanford Law Review 1129 (2002). cu
  • "Reply to Hoekema's Review of Wilshire," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews __ (2002). cu
  • "Moral Facts and Best Explanations," 18 Social Philosophy and Policy 79 (2001). cu
  • "Classical Realism," 11 Philosophical Issues 244 (2001). cu
  • "Prospects and Problems for the Social Epistemology of Evidence Law," 29 Philosophical Topics 319 (2001). cu
  • "Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered," 111 Ethics 278 (2001). cu
  • "Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence," 87 Virginia Law Review 1491 (2001) (with Ronald J. Allen). ssrn cu
  • "The Law School Observer," Green Bag __ (2000) (quarterly column). cu
  • "Nietzsche's Metaethics: Against the Privilege Readings," 8 European Journal of Philosophy 277 (2000). cu
  • "Measuring the Academic Distinction of Law Faculties Interpreting Legal Citations," 29 Journal of Legal Studies 451 (2000). cu
  • "The Philosophical Gourmet," Philosophers’ Magazine __ (1999) (quarterly column). cu
  • "Positivism, Formalism, Realism ," 99 Columbia Law Review [v] (1999). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Peter Poellner, Nietzsche and Metaphysics (1995) and John Richardson, Nietzsche's System (1996))," 107 Mind 683 (1998). cu
  • "On the Value of Normative Theory: A Reply to Madry and Richeimer," 4 Legal Theory 241 (1998). cu
  • "Realism, Hard Positivism, and Conceptual Analysis," 4 Legal Theory 533 (1998). cu
  • "Leading New Books: Seven Scholars Recommend New and Recent Books on Jurisprudence," 14 Focus on Law Studies 14 (1998) (with Susan Burgess, Susan Coutin, Laura Kalman, Austin Sarat, Brian Tamanaha & Robin West). cu
  • "Closet Dualism and Mental Causation," 28 Canadian Journal of Philosophy 161 (1998) (with Alexander Miller). cu
  • "Incommensurability: Truth or Consequences?," 146 University of Pennsylvania Law Review [i] (1998). cu
  • "Nietzsche and the Morality Critics," 107 Ethics 250 (1997). cu
  • "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). cu
  • "Is There an American Jurisprudence?," 17 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 367 (1997). cu
  • "Explanation and Legal Theory," 82 Iowa Law Review 905 (1997). cu
  • "Rethinking Legal Realism: Toward a Naturalized Jurisprudence," 76 Texas Law Review 267 (1997). cu
  • "Why Quine Is Not a Postmodernist," 50 SMU Law Review 1739 (1997). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Peter Berkowitz, Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist (1995))," 105 Mind 487 (1996). cu
  • "Heidegger and the Theory of Adjudication," 106 Yale Law Journal 253 (1996). cu
  • "The Middle Way," 1 Legal Theory 21 (1995). cu
  • "Legal Indeterminacy," 1 Legal Theory 481 (1995). cu
  • "Morality in the Pejorative Sense: On the Logic of Nietsche's Critique of Morality," 3 British Journal for the History of Philosophy 113 (1995). cu
  • "Tort Theory and the Objectivity of Corrective Justice," 37 Arizona Law Review 45 (1995). cu
  • "Mind Doesn't Matter Yet," 72 Australian Journal of Philosophy 220 (1994) (with Alexander Miller). cu
  • "Determinacy, Objectivity and Authority," 18 Tel Aviv University Law Review 309 (1994) (with Jules L. Coleman). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Maudemarie Clark, Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy (1990))," 31 Journal of the History of Philosophy 148 (1993). cu
  • "Objectivity and the Problems of Jurisprudence (reviewing Kent Greenawalt, Law and Objectivity (1992))," 72 Texas Law Review 187 (1993). cu
  • "Beyond Good and Evil," 10 History of Philosophy Quarterly 261 (1993). cu
  • "Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority," 142 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 549 (1993) (with Jules L. Coleman). cu
  • "Nietzsche and Aestheticism," 30 Journal of the History of Philosophy 275 (1992). cu
  • "Intellectual Voyeurism in Legal Scholarship," 4 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 79 (1992). cu
  • "A Reconsideration of the Relevance and Materiality of the Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation," 12 Cardozo Law Review 117 (1990) (with Carole E. Handler & Milton Handler). cu
  • "Current Debate / Critical Legal Studies," 3 Tikkun 87 (1988). cu

Book Sections

  • "Philosophy of Law," in Encyclopaedia Britannica.2017) (with Michael Sevel).
  • "The Methodology of Legal Philosophy," in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology, Herman Cappelen, Tamar Gendler & John Hawthorne eds. (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Alex Langlinais).
  • "Nietzsche and Moral Psychology," in A Companion to Experimental Philosophy, Justin Sytsma & Wesley Buckwalter eds. (Blackwell, 2016) (with Daniel Telech). cu
  • "Nietzsche," in The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century, Michael Forster & Kristin Gjesdal eds. (Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • "Moralities Are a Sign Language of the Affects," in Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity, Joao Constancio, Mayer Branco & Bartholomew Ryan eds. (De Gruyter, 2015). cu
  • "Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche," in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Russ Shafer-Landau ed. (Oxford University Press, 2014). cu
  • "Leiter Reports," in Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers, Richard Marshall ed. (Oxford University Press, 2014). cu
  • "The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Skepticism," in Neutrality and Theory of Law, Jordi Ferrer Beltrán, Josep Moreso & Diego Papayannis eds. ( Springer, 2013). cu
  • "Nietzsche's Naturalism Reconsidered," in The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche, Ken Gemes & John Richardson eds. (Oxford University Press, 2013). cu
  • "Nietzsche: Daybreak," in Introductions to Nietzsche, Robert B. Pippin ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2012) (with Maudemarie Clark). cu
  • "El problema de la demarcación en la teoría del derecho: una razón más a favor del escepticismo," in Neutralidad y teoría del derecho, Jordi Ferrer Beltrán, José Moreso & Diego Papayannis eds. (Marcial Pons, 2012) (translation of The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Skepticism). cu
  • " Cómo explicar los desacuerdos entre juristas," in Acordes y desacuerdos : cómo y por qué los juristas discrepan, Pau Sánchez & Giovanni Ratti eds. (2012) (translation of Explaining Theoretical Disagreement). cu
  • "The circumstances of civility," in Civility and democracy in America : a reasonable understanding, CornellClayton & RichardElgar eds. (Washington State University Press, 2012). cu
  • "Who Is Nietzsche's 'Sovereign Individual'?," in Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy Of Morality: A Critical Guide, S. May ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2011). cu
  • "Legal Positivism," in The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, D. M. Patterson ed. (2010) (with Jules L. Coleman). cu
  • "Nietzsche," in Oxford Bibliographies Online., D. Pritchard ed. (2010). cu www
  • "Cómo explicar los desacuerdos entre juristas," in Acordes y Desacuerdos: Cómo y por qué los juristas discrepan, Pau Sanchez & Giovanni Ratti eds. (Marcial Pons, 2010) (Spanish translation of Explaining Theoretical Disagreement, 76 University of Chicago Law Review 1215 2009). cu
  • "Legal Positivism," in Oxford Bibliographies.(2010) (with Michael Sevel). cu www
  • "Nietzsche," in A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, T. O'Connor & C. Sandis eds. (Blackwell, 2010). cu
  • "Cleaning Cyber-Cesspools: Google and Free Speech," in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation, Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore eds. (Harvard University Press, 2010). cu
  • "Nietzsche," in Oxford Bibliographies.(2010). cu www
  • "American Legal Realism," in The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Dennis Patterson ed. (2010). cu
  • "Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Three Approaches," in The Future of Naturalism, P. Kurtz & J. Shook eds. (Prometheus Books, 2009). cu
  • "Nietzsche's Theory of the Will," in Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy, Ken Gemes & Simon May eds. (Oxford University Press, 2009). cu
  • "Against Convergent Moral Realism: The Respective Roles of Philosophical Argument and Empirical Evidence," in Moral Psychology, W. Sinnott-Armstrong ed. (MIT Press, 2008). cu
  • "The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology," in Nietzsche and Morality, Neil Sinhababu & Brian Leiter eds. (Oxford University Press, 2008) (with Joshua Knobe). cu
  • "Introduction," in Nietzsche and Morality, Brian Leiter ed. (Oxford University Press, 2007) (with Neil Sinhababu). cu
  • "Introduction," in The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, Brian Leiter ed. (Oxford University Press, 2007) (with Michael Rosen). cu
  • "Morality Critics," in The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, Brian Leiter & Michael Rosen eds. (Oxford University Press, 2007). cu
  • "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, S. Gottlieb ed. (LexisNexis, 2006) (reprinted from 48 American Journal of Jurisprudence 17). cu
  • "Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence," in Law and Morality, Therese Clarke Arado & K. Himma eds. (Ashgate, 2006) (reprinted from 48 American Journal of Jurisprudence 17). cu
  • "American Philosophy Today," in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, T. Honderich ed. (Oxford University Press, 2005). cu
  • "American Legal Realism," in The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, W. Edmundson & M. Golding eds. (Blackwell, 2005). cu
  • "Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy.," in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy., Edward N. Zalta ed. 2004). cu www
  • "The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Recovering Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud," in The Future for Philosophy, Brian Leiter ed. (Oxford University Press, 2004). cu
  • "Introduction," in The Future for Philosophy, Brian Leiter ed. (Clarendon Press, 2004). cu
  • "Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered," in The Philosopher's Annual, Patrick Grim, Peter Ludlow & Gary Mar eds. (CSLI Publications, 2003) (reprinted from 111 Ethics 278). cu
  • "Rethinking Legal Realism: Toward a Naturalized Jurisprudence," in Jurisprudence: Classical and Contemporary, R. Hayman ed. (West Group, 2002) (reprinted in part from 76 Texas Law Review 1723). cu
  • "Karl Nickerson Llewellyn," in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences., P. Baltes & Neil J. Smelser eds. 2001). cu
  • "Objectivity (Philosophical Aspects)," in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences., P. Baltes & Neil J. Smelser eds. 2001). cu
  • "Nietzsche and the Morality Critics," in Nietzsche, John Richardson & Brian Leiter eds. (Oxford University Press, 2001). cu
  • "Moral Facts and Best Explanations," in Moral Knowledge, Fred D. Miller, Jr., Ellen Frankel Paul & Jeffrey Paul eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2001) (reprinted from 18 Social Philosophy and Policy 79). cu
  • "Legal Realism, Hard Positivism, and the Limits of Conceptual Analysis," in Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to "The Concept of Law", Jules L. Coleman ed. (Oxford University Press, 2001). cu
  • "Introduction," in Objectivity in Law and Morals, Brian Leiter ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2001). cu
  • "Objectivity, Morality, and Adjudication," in Objectivity in Law and Morals, Brian Leiter ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2001). cu
  • "The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in Nietzsche," in Nietzsche, Brian Leiter ed. (Oxford University Press, 2001). cu
  • "Holmes, Economics, and Classical Realism," in The Path of the Law and Its Influence: The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Steven J. Burton ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2000). cu
  • "Charles Alan Wright: Legal Realist," in Charles Alan Wright: The Man and the Scholar, Roy M. Mersky ed. (Jamail Legal Research Center; West Group, 2000). cu
  • "Legal Realism," in The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia., Christopher Berry Gray ed. 1999). cu
  • "Naturalism and Naturalized Jurisprudence," in Analyzing Law: New Essays in Legal Theory, Therese Clarke Arado ed. (Oxford University Press, 1998). cu
  • "The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in Nietzsche.," in Willing and Nothingness: Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's Educator, Christopher Janaway ed. (Clarendon Press, 1998). cu
  • "Introduction," in Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality, Brian Leiter ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1997) (with Maudemarie Clark). cu
  • "Legal Positivism," in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, D. M. Patterson ed. (Blackwell, 1996). cu
  • "Perspectivism in Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals," in Nietzsche, Genealogy, and Morality: Essays on Nietzsche's "On the Genealogy of Morals", Richard Schacht ed. (University of California Press, 1994). cu
  • "Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority," in Law and Interpretation: Essays in Legal Philosophy, Andrei Marmor ed. (Oxford University Press, 1994) (with Jules L. Coleman). cu

Working Papers

  • "Justifying Academic Freedom: Mill and Marcuse Revisited," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series(2017). ssrn
  • "The Roles of Judges in Democracies: A Realistic View," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series, No. 622 (2017). ssrn
  • "Legal Realism and Legal Doctrine," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series, No. 528 (2015). cu
  • "Normativity for Naturalists," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series, No. 527 (2015). cu
  • "Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series, No. 519 (2015). ssrn cu
  • "The Paradoxes of Public Philosophy," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series, No. 517 (2014). ssrn cu

Other Publications

  • "Academic Ethics: Defending Faculty Speech," Chronicle of Higher Education, March 22, 2017. www
  • "Let’s Start Telling The Truth About What The Supreme Court Does," Washington Post, March 17, 2017. www
  • "Let's Start Telling the Truth about what the Supreme Court Does," Washington Post, March 17, 2017. www
  • "Academic Ethics: Rethinking the Justification of Tenure," Chronicle of Higher Education, January 17, 2017. www
  • "Academic Ethics: What Should We Do With Sexual Harassers in Academe?," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 19, 2016. www
  • "Shakespeare on Trump: Money Made the Man," Huffington Post, February 29, 2016. www
  • "Academic Ethics: The Legal Tangle of 'Trigger Warnings'," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 13, 2016. www
  • "Roosevelt, Reagan and the Sanders Moment," Huffington Post, January 31, 2016. www
  • "Nietzsche's Hatred of "Jew Hatred" (reviewing Robert C. Holub, Nietzsche's Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism)," The New Rambler, December 21, 2015. www
  • "Not Your Grandfather's Propaganda (reviewing Jason Stanley, How Propaganda Works)," The New Rambler, October 12, 2015 (with Samuel Leiter). www
  • "Salaita v. University of Illinois: The Constitutional Issues," Huffington Post, August 27, 2014. www
  • "University of Illinois Repeals the First Amendment for Its Faculty," Huffington Post, August 23, 2014. www
  • "The Recurring Myth About Nietzsche and Fascism," Huffington Post, June 6, 2014. www
  • "Law School Lateral Faculty Moves 2014," The Faculty Lounge, March 24, 2014. www
  • "'Experiential' Education Is Not the Solution to the Problems Facing Law Schools," Huffington Post, January 5, 2014. www
  • "Why Philosophy Has Been Central to Legal Education for More Than a Century," Huffington Post, January 21, 2014. www
  • "American Legal Education: The First 150 Years," Huffington Post, January 13, 2014. www
  • "Blame and Christianity," Boston Review, July 2013. www
  • "American Law Schools and the Psychology of Cyber-Hysteria," Huffington Post, December 31, 2013. www
  • "American Law Schools: The New Economic Realities," Huffington Post, December 29, 2013. www
  • "The Rule of Law Applies to All, Even Religious Believers," Al Jazeera America, November 21, 2013. www
  • "Just Cause: Was Friedrich Nietzsche 'the first psychologist'?," Times Literary Supplement, March 2011.
  • "Rule and Reason (reviewing Frederick Schauer: Thinking Like A Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (2009))," Times Literary Supplement, February 2010, at p.24.
  • "H.L.A. Hart and 'The Concept of Law'," Times Literary Supplement, March 2005 (with Leslie Green) (letter to the editor).
  • "When Education Board Censors Books, Schoolkids Suffer," Austin American-Statesman, July 24, 2003. www
  • "Culture Watch," Chronicle of Higher Education, March 14, 2003, at p. A8.
  • "Recapture Texas' Future from Zealots, Know-Nothings," Houston Chronicle, September 22, 2002, at p. 1C.
  • "The Fate of Genius (reviewing Joachim Köhler, Zarathustra's Secret: The Interior Life of Friedrich Nietzsche (2002), Rüdiger Safranski, Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (2002) and Richard Schain, The Legend of Nietzsche's Syphilis (2001))," Times Literary Supplement, October 2002, at p.31.
  • "New Directions in Analytical Jurisprudence," American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, Spring 2001 (Issue editor).
  • "The Naturalistic Turn in Legal Philosophy," American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, 2001.
  • "UT Won't Remain Great without More Funds," Dallas Morning News, March 21, 1999, at p. 6J.
  • "Book Review (reviewing Daniel Brudney, Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy (1998))," Times Literary Supplement, December 1999, at p.31.
  • "The US News Roulette Wheel: Where It Stops Nobody Knows," Texas Lawyer, March 2, 1998, at p. 2.
  • "Landing a Job in Philosophy," Chronicle of Higher Education, December 11, 1998.
  • "One Health, One Earth, One Sun: Nietzsche's Respect for Natural Science," Times Literary Supplement, October 1998.
  • "Why US News Makes State Law Schools Angry," National Law Journal, March 24, 1997, at p. A24.
  • "There's Just No Good Reason to Junk Faculty Tenure at UT," Austin American-Statesman, July 22, 1996, at p. A7 (with Julius G. Getman).

“Justifying Academic Freedom: Mill and Marcuse Revisited,” Brooklyn Law School, New York, September 2017.

Keynote to the Philosophy of Law Section, Swedish Congress of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, August 2017

Workshop on “Evidence, Disagreement, and Rights,” Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, August 2017

“Freedom and Free Will in Nietzsche,” Keynote for 7th Annual Summer School on Classical German Philosophy, this one on "Freedom and Free Will," University of Bonn Germany, July 2017

College of Law, University of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, April 2017

Various talks in philosophy and/or law at universities in Israel, March 2017

Conference on “A Naturalistic Jurispruence: the Next Step?” Osgoode Hall School of Law, York University, Toronto, November 2016

Keynote at conference on “The Role of Judges in a Democracy,” plus talks/seminars to the Faculties of Law, Political Science, & Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, October 2016

Conference on the History of Relativism, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, September 2016

Summer School on “The Hermeneutics of Suspicion,” University of Bonn, Germany, June 2016 (keynote)

“The Epistemology of the Hermeneutics of Suspicion.” Keynote Address, Summer School on “The Hermeneutics of Suspicion,” Institute for Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany, June 2016

“Theoretical Disagreements in Law: Another Look,” Joint KCL/NUS/Chicago Conference on Moral, Political & Legal Philosophy, University of Chicago, IL, May 2016; Keynote Address, Conference on “Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives,” Humboldt University, Berlin, June 2015

“The Case Against Free Speech,” School of Law, Willamette University, Salem, OR, April 2016

“Religious Liberty and Religious Toleration,” Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cantanzaro, Italy, March 2016

“The Methodology of Legal Philosophy,” Faculty of Law, University of Cantanzaro, Italy, March 2016

“The Death of God and the Death of Morality,” Workshop on Law, Philosophy, & Political Theory, Law School, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, February 2016; Department of Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, December 2015; Department of Philosophy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, November 2015; Post-Kantian Seminar, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, UK, October 2015; Conference in Honor of Maudemarie Clark, Department of Philosophy, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, September 2015

Comments on Emden’s Nietzsche’s Naturalism. North American Nietzsche Society, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, Washington, DC, January 2016

“The Public Perception of Legal Education,” College of Law, Georgia State University, Atlanta, November 2015 

“The Innocence of Becoming,” Nietzsche Workshop, Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, U.K., October 2015; Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva, Switzerland, October 2015; Victoria University, Department of Philosophy, August 2013; Moral Psychology and Responsibility: Empirical and Non-Empirical Perspectives Conference at University of Antwerp Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, June 2013

“Why Legal Positivism?” Department of Legal Theory, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland, October 2015

“Marx: Ideology, Morality, Science,” Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria, October 2015

“Nietzsche: Naturalism, Perspectivism, Asceticism,” Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria, October 2015

Conference on “Deep Disagreements in Philosophy and Law,” Humboldt University (sponsored by the Volkswagon Foundation), Berlin, June 2015 (keynote)

“Why Tolerate Religion?” Public Lecture, Drury University, Springfield, MO, April 2016 (also sponsored by the philosophy departments at Evangel University and Missouri State University); Department of Philosophy and College of Law, Georgia State University, Atlanta, November 2015 (also sponsored by the Emory University Center for Law & Religion);Secular Student Alliance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, December 2015;  Georgia State University School of Law; Emory University Center for Law and Religion, March 2015; Veritas Forum, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, September 2014; Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, April 2014; Center for Inquiry, October 2013; Center for Inquiry, April 2013; Carnegie Council, December 2012; Nassau Community College Department of Philosophy, December 2012; University College Dublin Department of Philosophy, November 2012; Faculty of Law at King Carlos III University, March 2012; Faculty of Law at Bocconi University, October 2011; Queen’s University School of Law, October 2011; Law and Religion Rountable at Northwestern University School of Law, June 2011 (discussion); Florence G. Kline Colloqium at University of Missouri, April 2007; Department of Philosophy at Colgate University, March 2007; University of Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul Law School, March 2007; Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, November 2006 (keynote address); Chicago-Kent College of Law, November 2006; University of Chicago Law School Faculty Workshop, October 2006; ‘Or ‘Emet Lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School, March 2006

“The Truth is Terrible,” Department of Philosophy, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, February 2015; University of Toronto Department of Philosophy, March 2014; Hansford M. Epes Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities at Davidson College, November 2013; Washington University-St. Louis Department of Philosophy, September 2013; University College Dublin Department of Philosophy, November 2012; Nietzsche on Morality and the Affirmation of Life Conference at St. Peter’s College at Oxford University, November 2012; Conference on Nietzsche and Community at Wake Forest University, April 2012

University of California-Riverside Department of Philosophy, February 2015

“Normativity for Naturalists,” Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside, February 2015; Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, January 2015

“The Case Against Free Speech,” School of Law, University of Miami, Florida, January 2015

“Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature.” Mathew O. Trobiner Memorial Lecture on Constitutional Law, Hastings College of Law, University of California, San Francisco, January 2015

"The Paradoxes of Public Philosophy," keynote address at conference on “Philosophy in the Public Sphere,” OP Jindal Global University, November 2014 

“The Case Against Free Speech,” Human Rights Program at University of Palermo, October 2014; Julius Stone Address at University of Sydney Law School, August 2013

“Why Legal Positivism?,” European University Institute, October 2014; Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Meeting, August 2013 (keynote address); Symposium on Legal Positivism: For and Against at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Jurisprudence, January 2010

"Legal Positivism and the Methodology of Legal Philosophy,” Fresco Lectures, Faculty of Law, University of Genoa, Italy, October 2014

Conference on Toleration, New York University-Abu Dhabi, September 2014

“Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism,” Conference on Jurisprudence and History at University of Virginia-Charlottesville Law School, September 2014; Central Division of the American Philosophical Association Section on Law & Philosophy Annual Meeting, February 2014

"Does religion deserve special legal protection?," Veritas Forum at Northwestern University, September 2014

“Resolve: Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Yale Political Union, Yale University, New Haven, CT, September 2014

“On the Esoteric Reading of Nietzsche,” Conference on Nietzsche, Value and Self-Constitution at Oxford University, May 2014

“Reply to Critics,” “Author Meets Critics” session on Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton, 2013), Annual Meeting, Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA, April 2014

“Nietzsche against the Philosophical Canon,” University of California-Riverside Department of Philosophy, February 2014; Annual Meeting of the Danish Philosophical Association, March 2013 (keynote address)“Is Religion Special? Toleration, Conscience, and Exemptions from the Law,”

“Is Religion Special? Toleration, Conscience, and Exemptions from the Law,” Isaac Backus American Freedoms Lecture, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, February 2014; University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, January 2014;  Pepperdine University School of Law, October 2013; Dan and Gwen Taylor Lecture, Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, August 2013

“Toleration: Its Nature and Moral Justification,” Keynote address at conference on “The Spectacle of Toleration,” Newport Historical Society & others, Newport, Rhode Island, October 2013 (keynote)

Commentary on Lawrence Sager, Conference on the Role of Religious Institutions in a Democracy, Center for Church-State Studies at DePaul University Center for Law, September 2013

“Nietzsche Against the Philosophical Canon,” University of Missouri Department of Philosophy, September 2013

“Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered,” Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered Conference at Institute for Advanced Study, 2013 (organized by Helmut Heit)

“The Methodology of Legal Philosophy," Florida State University College of Law, April 2013; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, March 2013; Law & Philosophy Workshop at University of Pennsylvania, December 2012

“Legal Realisms, Old and New,” Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, March 2013; Seegers Lecture in Jurisprudence at Valparaiso University Law School, November 2012; New Frontiers of Legal Realism Conference at University of Copenhagen, May 2012

"In Praise of Realism,” Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, March 2013; University of Miami School of Law and Department of Philosophy, February 2010; Arizona State University, College of Law, October 2009; School of Law, University of San Diego, CA, April 2010; 1st Annual Distinguished Lecture in Jurisprudence at Legal Philosophy Club of Northwestern University School of Law, February 2009; University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, December 2008; University of Tulsa College of Law, August 2008; Dunbar Lecture on Law and Philosophy at University of Mississippi, March 2008

“Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects,” Annual Meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, February 2013; Conference on New Essays in Moral Philosophy at Social Philosophy & Policy Center and Arizona Freedom Center, January 2013; Project on Nietzsche and the Self at New University of Lisbon, March 2012; Bernd Magnus Lecture at University of California-Riverside, March 2012

“Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche,” Practical Philosophy Workshop at Northwestern University, October 2012; Boston University Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy, October 2012; 9th Annual Metaethics Workshop at University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2012; Georgetown University, April 2012; Moral Sciences Club at Cambridge University, October 2011; Queen’s University, October 2011; City University of New York Graduate Center, February 2011; Western Michigan University, December 2009; McMaster University, December 2009; 5th Annual Conference on Issues in the History of Modern Philosophy at New York University, November 2008

“The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence,” Law & Philosophy Workshop at Georgetown University, April 2012; Legal Philosophy Conference at McMaster University, May 2011 (keynote address); Conference on Jurisprudence and Value-Neutrality at University of Girona, May 2010

“The Boundaries of the Moral (and Legal) Community,” Meador Lecture at University of Alabama School of Law, September 2011

“The Law of Religious Liberty in a Tolerant Society,” Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, August 2011; Summer Workshop on Law, Religion & Culture, Law School at University of Colorado-Boulder, July 2011 (keynote address); Leon Green ’15 Lecture in Jurisprudence at University of Texas-Austin School of Law, March 2011; Fordham University School of Law, February 2011

Conference on Metaethics and Legal Judgment at Institute for Law and Philosophy of University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, March 2011

“The Circumstances of Civility,” Civility and American Democracy Conference at Washington State University, March 2011

Why Tolerate Religion? Chapters 1-3, Cornell University Law School, October 2010; Legal Theory Workshop at Columbia University, October 2010

“The Radicalism of Legal Positivism,” Mary Olive Woods Lecture at Western Illinois University, September 2010

“Legal Formalism and Legal Realism: What is the Issue?,” University of California-Irvine School of Law, September 2010

“Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?,” Conference on “Freedom of Conscience.” Institute for Law and Philosophy, University of San Diego, CA, April 2010; Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference at New York University School of Law April 2010; Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Meeting, December 2009; Conference on Respect, Global Justice, and Human Rights at Institute for Advanced Study, November 2009; Law & Philosophy Workshop at University of Michigan Law School, October 2009; MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics & Society at Yale University, March 2009

“Rorty and the Philosophical Tradition: A Comment on Professor Szubka,” Annual Meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, February 2010

“Explaining Theoretical Disagreement.” Institute for Philosophical Investigations at National Autonomous University of Mexico, November 2007; University of California-Los Angeles Law School, October 2007; Faculty of Law and Program in Social and Political Theory at Australian National University, August 2007

“Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Three Approaches,” Conference on The Future of Naturalism at State University of New York at Buffalo, September 2007

“Nietzsche’s Theory of the Will,” Colgate University, March 2007; University of Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul, March 2007; Georgia State University, January 2007; Washington University-St. Louis, March 2006; University of Manchester, November 2005; Moral Sciences Club at Cambridge University, October 2005; Conference on Nietzsche and Naturalism at Harvard University, November 2004; Conference on Nietzsche and Ethics at Annual Meeting of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Britain, September 2004 (plenary address)

“Why Evolutionary Biology is (so far) Irrelevant to Law,” Institute for Law and Philosophy at University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 2007; Florida State University College of Law, September 2005; University of Southern California Law School, February 2004; George Mason University Law School, October 2003; Law & Economics Workshop at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Law, September 2003

“Indeterminacy in the Law and the Ethical Obligations of Judges in Hard Cases,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, July 2006

“The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology,” Committee on Law and Philosophy at Arizona State University, February 2006; University of Newcastle upon Tyne, December 2005

“Philosophy of Law: The Current State of Play,” Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science and Faculty of Law at London School of Economics, December 2005

“Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate,” University of Reading, December 2005; Cambridge University, November 2002; University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), March 2002; Legal Philosophy Colloqium at Oxford University, March 2002

“Toleration and Religion,” Gardner/Honoré Seminar on Political Philosophy at Oxford University, December 2005

“Does Naturalized Jurisprudence Change the Subject?,” Conference on The Challenge of Philosophical Naturalism at Rutgers University School of Law, June 2005

Conference on, The Conditions for a Pragmatic Approach to the Norm: Reflections on the Recent Pragmatist Turn in Legal Philosophy at University of Louvain, June 2005 (participant and discussant)

“Explaining Theoretical Disagreement,” Joseph Raz’s Legal Philosophy Seminar at Columbia University Law School, October 2009

“Who is the ‘Sovereign Individual’? Nietzsche on Freedom,” Annual Meeting of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society at St. Peter’s College at Oxford University, September 2009 (keynote address)

Big Ten Aspiring Legal Scholars Conference at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign School of Law, August 2009

“Cleaning Cyber-Cesspools: Google and Free Speech,” New York Law School, February 2009; Conference on Speech, Privacy, and the Internet at University of Chicago Law School, November 2008

“The Epistemic Authority of the Human Sciences: Critical Reflections on Foucault,” How Do We Keep Knowing? Symposium at Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, October 2008 (keynote address)

“Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered," Conference on Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity at University of Southampton, July 2008

“Explaining Theoretical Disagreement,” University of Girona, June 2008; Fresco Lectures at University of Genoa, March 2008

"Science and Methodology in Legal Theory,” University of Girona, June 2008

“Gemes on Perspectivism,” Conference on Skepticism: Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary at New York University in Florence, June 2008

“American Legal Realism,” Fresco Lectures at University of Genoa, March 2008; Villanova University School of Law, October 2002

“Science and Methodology in Legal Theory.” Institute for Philosophical Investigations, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, November 2007.

“The End of Empire: Dworkin and Jurisprudence in the 21st Century,” Institute for Comparative Jurisprudence at Loyola University Los Angeles Law School, December 2004; Inaugural Conference of the Institute for Law & Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law, May 2004 (keynote address)

"The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Recovering Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud,” Cardozo Law School, October 2004

“The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: The Case of Freud,” Texas A&M University, March 2004

“The Hermeneutics of Suspicion,” Philosophical Society at Oxford University, May 2003; Birkbeck College, October 2002

“The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence,” University College, May 2003

“Nietzsche as Naturalist: For and Against,” Intercollegiate seminars at University of London, May 2003 (with Sebastian Gardner)

“Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence,” Conference on Law’s Moral Foundations: Has It Any? at University of Notre Dame, April 2003

“Why Texas Can’t Afford Textbook Censorship,” Rotary Club of Houston, February 2003

“Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality,” Intercollegiate seminars at University of London, November 2002

“Textbook Censorship in Texas," American Constitution Society at University of Texas-Austin School of Law, September 2002

"Asceticism and Perspectivism," Conference on Nietzsche on Truth at University of London, October 2001

"Naturalism in Legal Philosophy," Workshop on Naturalism and Realism in Legal Philosophy at Columbia University, April 2001

"What is 'Genealogy' and What is Nietzsche's Genealogy?," University of Pennsylvania, March 2001

"Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence," Symposium on New Perspectives on Evidence at University of Virginia School of Law, February 2001

"The Naturalistic Turn in Legal Philosophy," Jurisprudence Section of the Association of American Law Schools, January 2001

"Educational Quality Ranking of U.S. Law Schools," National Association of Pre-Law Advisors Annual Meeting, November 2000

"Charles Alan Wright: Legal Realist," A Tribute to Charles Alan Wright at University of Texas-Austin School of Law, November 2000

"Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered," University of Pennsylvania Law School, October 2000; Northwestern University School of Law, April 1999; Legal Theory Workshop at University of Chicago Law School, January 1999; Yale Law School, October 1998; Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California-Berkeley, March 1998; University of Virginia School of Law, January 1998

"Legal Realism, Hard Positivism, and the Limits of Conceptual Analysis," Conference on Reason and Rationality in the Common Law at Worcester College of Oxford University, July 2000

"Moral Facts and Best Explanations," Conference on Moral Epistemology, Social Philosophy & Policy Center at Bowling Green State University, June 2000

"Holmes, Nietzsche, and Classical Realism," Legal Theory Workshop at University of Toronto,  November 1999; A Centennial Symposium on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s Intellectual Legacy at University of Iowa College of Law, January 1997

"Social Epistemology and the Law of Evidence," Conference on Epistemology and the Law of Evidence at 3rd Annual Law & Philosophy Workshop at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, October 1999

"Measuring the Academic Distinction of Law Faculties," Conference on Citation Studies at Northwestern University School of Law, April 1999

“Hart, Legal Realism, and Empirical Rule-Skepticism,” Special Session on Philosophy of Law at XXth World Congress of Philosophy, August 1998

"Nietzsche's Metaethics," Rice University, April 1998

"Objectivity, Morality, and Adjudication," 2nd Annual Conference on Analytic Legal Philosophy at Columbia University School of Law, April 1997

"Why Quine Is Not a Postmodernist," Symposium on Dennis Patterson's Law and Truth (Oxford, 1996) at Southern Methodist University School of Law, December 1996

"Nietzsche: Three Themes," Symposium on Five Perspectives on Nietzsche at University of Texas-Austin, April 1996

"Rethinking Legal Realism," University of Iowa College of Law, November 1995

"Nietzsche and the Morality Critics," University of Texas-Austin, November 1995; Rutgers University, September 1995

"The Philosophy of Judging," Florida Conference of District Court of Appeals Judges Annual Education Meeting, September 1995

"Legal Realism," Oxford-USC Legal Theory Institute at Brasenose College of Oxford University, July 1995

"Realism and Positivism Reconsidered," University of Texas-Austin, March 1995

"Heidegger and the Theory of Adjudication," Law & Interpretation Section of the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, January 1995

"Morality in the Pejorative Sense," University of Arizona, April 1994

"Legal Indeterminacy and the Legitimacy of Adjudication," University of Arizona College of Law, April 1994

"Pornography, Causation and Harm," Rutgers University School of Law, January 1994

"Pornography and Equality," Fourth Biennial Discussion Group on Constitutional Law, December 1993

"Morality in the Pejorative Sense," University of California-San Diego, October 1993; Tulane University, February 1993

"The Jurisprudence of Neorealism," University of San Diego School of Law, January 1993

"Legal Realism and Varieties of Legal Indeterminacy," Rutgers University School of Law, January 1993

"American Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence," University of Pennsylvania Law School, January 1993.

Nietzsche’s Moral Psychology: An Exposition and Defense,  forthcoming, Oxford University Press 

Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law, Volume 2, co-edited with Leslie Green, contributors to include Bruno Celano; Luís Duarte d’Almeida; R.A. Duff; Michael Guidice; Matthew Kramer; Barbara Levenbook; Stephen Perry; Hanoch Sheinman; C.L. Ten

Marx, forthcoming, Routledge Philosophers series (with Jamie Edwards)

“The Case Against Free Speech”

“Nietzsche Against the Philosophical Canon”

“Reply to Critics,” to appear in an issue of Criminal Law & Philosophy (with Corey Brettschneider, Peter Jones, Cecile LaBorde, and Frederick Schauer)

“The Innocence of Becoming”

“Why Legal Positivism?”

“Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism,” forthcoming, Virginia Law Review

“Nietzsche,” forthcoming, J. Sytsma & W. Buckwalter (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy (with  Daniel Telech)

“Normativity for Naturalists,” forthcoming, “Normativity” edited by Ram Neta, Philosophical Issues: A Supplement to Nous

“Philosophy of Law,” forthcoming, Encyclopedia Brittannica

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Steering Commmittee, Experiment Month Project, Program in Cognitive Science, Yale University (2009-present)
  • Advisory Board, Center for Naturalism (2005-present) 
  • Steering Committee, annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference (2003-present)
  • Member, American Philosophical Association (2002-present)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Visiting Fellow, John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research, College of Law, Australian National University, Canberra (August 2007)
  • Finalist, Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards, University of Texas-Austin (2004)
  • Harold Gill Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Chair at Villanova Law School (2003-2004)
  • "Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered" chosen as "one of the ten best articles in philosophy" to appear in 2001 by The Philosopher's Annual
  • Best Research Paper Award, University of Texas-Austin, (1997-1998) 
  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (1992-1993)
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1992-1993)
  • Nelson Research Fellowship, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (winter 1991-1992)
  • "Outstanding Teaching Assistant," Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1991-1992)
  • Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1988-1991)
  • Certificate of Merit, University of Michigan Law School (1985)

SERVICE

  • Director and Foundenter, Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values, University of Chicago (2008-present)
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (2000-present)
  • Chair, Graduates Studies Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1999-present)
  • Advisor, Persons Interested in Teaching Law, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1996-present)
  • Tenure Committee, University of Chicago Law School (2008-2009)
  • Director and Founder, Law and Philosophy Program, University of Texas-Austin (1998-2008)
  • Chair, Law & Philosophy Program Search Committee, University of Texas-Austin (2004-2007)
  • Appointments Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1996-2004; 2006-2007) 
    Chair, Laterals Subcommittee (1999-2000)
    Chair, Appointments (1997-1998)
  • Dean Search Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (2006) 
  • Admissions Committee, University of Texas-Austin Department of Philosophy (1999-2004)
  • Long-Term Planning Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (2001-2002) 
  • Search Committee, University of Texas-Austin Department of Philosophy (1997-2000)
  • Placement Committee, University of Texas-Austin Department of Philosophy (1997-1998)
  • Interdisciplinary Issues Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1997-1998)
  • Library Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1995-1997)
  • Standards Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1995-1997)
  • Admissions Committee, University of Texas-Austin Law School (1993-1995)

EDITORIAL WORK

  • Referee, Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press; Harvard University Press; University of Illinois Press; Routledge; Oneworld.
  • Referee, Journal of the History of Philosophy; Legal Theory; Law and Philosophy;Ethics, Philosophy & Phenomenological Research; Polity;Canadian Journal of Philosophy; Science in Context; European Journal of Philosophy; American Philosophical Quarterly
  • Editorial Committee, Anilisi e Diritto: Ricerche di Giurisprudenza Analitica (2010-present)
  • Editorial Board, Problema: Anuario de Filosofía y Teoría del Derecho (2010-present)
  • Editorial Board, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy (2009-present)
  • Scientific Committee, Chair of Legal Culture, University of Girona, Spain (2009-present)
  • Editor, Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law (2009-present) 
  • Nominating Editor, The Philosopher’s Annual (2008-present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Nietzsche Studies (2008-present)
  • Editorial Board, IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law, (2005-present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Moral Philosophy: An International Journal of Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy (2004-present)
  • Series Editor, The Routledge Philosophers (2001-present)
  • Editorial Board, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2001-present)
  • Board of Advisors, Routledge International Library of Philosophy (2000-present)
  • Editor, Legal Theory (2000-present)
    Editorial Board (1994-1998; 2009-present)
    Advisory Board (2000-2008)
  • Editor and author, The Philosophical Gourmet Report (1989-present) 
  • Author & Publisher, A Ranking of U.S. Law Schools by Educational Quality (1997-present)
  • Consulting Editor, Theoria: A Swedish Journal of Philosophy (2008-2012)
  • Consulting Editor, Epistēmē:  A Journal of Social Epistemology  (2002-2003)