September 08, 2014

Why Tolerate Religion?

En Francais.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 8, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

September 02, 2014

Some papers posted on SSRN during the summer...

...in case they're of interest to anyone who took a vacation from blogs during the summer:

"The Case Against Free Speech"

"Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"

"Reply to Five Critics of Why Tolerate Religion?

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 2, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

August 24, 2014

"Why Tolerate Religion?" now in paperback...

...and with a new preface.

Posted by Brian Leiter on August 24, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

August 13, 2014

Replying to critics of "Why Tolerate Religion?"

The journal Criminal Law & Philosophy kindly organized a symposium on my book, with essays by F. Boucher (Montreal) & C. Laborde (UCL), F. Schauer (Virginia), C. Brettschneider (Brown) and P. Jones (Newcaslte).  A draft of my reply is here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on August 13, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

July 13, 2014

"Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"

This draft is for a conference in the fall at UVA Law School on "Jurisprudence and History" organized by Charles Barzun and Daniel Priel; I may not revise it before then, but I will definitely revise it afterwards and before publication.

Posted by Brian Leiter on July 13, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

July 04, 2014

Intelligent write-up about Hobby Lobby issues...

...by journalist Dan Fisher at Forbes.  I talked to him prior to the perplexing injunction on behalf of Wheaton, but he integrated that effectively.  And Justice Sotomayor gets it exactly right in the bit he quotes:  it really is preposterous on its face that anyone's free exercise of religion is burdened by a bit of paperwork (if only it were so--I might find God!).  (The 7th Circuit disposed of the other argument in the Notre Dame case--Justice Sotomayor noted the relevant bit, as does Mr. Fisher.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on July 4, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 26, 2014

On Raz's service conception of authority

Anyone working in legal philosophy ought to read this essay.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 26, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

June 15, 2014

"The Case Against Free Speech"

Very much work in progress, so comments welcome.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 15, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

June 09, 2014

"The limits of religious tolerance"

The scholarly debate has made it to the Chronicle of Higher Education,with lots of lawprofs featured, including me, Schwartzmann, Laycock, McConnell, Sager, Smith, and Koppelman.

 

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 9, 2014 in Faculty News, Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 06, 2014

"The Recurring Myth about Nietzsche and Fascism"

Now at The Huffington Post.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 6, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink