October 17, 2014

An oldie (but goodie!): Leiter v. Shapiro on Bloggingheads TV...

...talking about jurisprudence!

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 17, 2014 in Faculty News, Jurisprudence | Permalink

October 02, 2014

Leiter & Skeel at the Veritas Forum at Northwestern...

...on "Why Tolerate Religion?"

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 2, 2014 in Faculty News, Jurisprudence | Permalink

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