October 13, 2016

Not much new until next week...

...travel and conferences on the horizon!


October 13, 2016 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

June 06, 2016

Lighter blogging during the summer, plus an update on "most cited" lists

I'll be doing less blogging during the summer, but will have occasional updates--things will pick up again in August.   I'll also have some additions to the "most cited" lists during the summer.  To answer a question that comes up a fair bit regarding highly cited faculty who work in different areas of law:  based on a sample of results, we treat faculty as highly cited in a particular field if about 75-80% of the cites are to work in that field.


June 6, 2016 in Faculty News, Navel-Gazing, Rankings | Permalink

January 13, 2016

"What is it like to be a philosopher?"

This site is run by a young philosopher, Clifford Sosis, who kindly interviewed me.  Although it ends up focusing a good bit on academic philosophy (and some of its professional pathologies!), it may still interest some readers.


January 13, 2016 in Faculty News, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

April 21, 2015

I've joined Aeon Ideas...

...here, and have a couple of viewpoints up.


April 21, 2015 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

February 05, 2015

Readers: who are you?

Please choose the option that best describes you:

If the "vote" tab does not appear, you can also go here to vote.


February 5, 2015 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

April 25, 2014

"Why Tolerate Religion?" reviewed in the Philosophical Review

The review is by philosopher Samuel Rickless (UC San Diego); Philosophical Review is the leading philosophy journal in English.  Professor Rickless writes that Why Tolerate Religion?,

is short, an enjoyable read, accessible to the generally educated public but alive to a number of sophisticated philosophical ideas and distinctions, its prose crisp and straightforward, its attitude no-nonsense, its conclusion provocative, and its arguments clear, concise, and analytically rigorous.

Professor Rickless goes on to offer some reasonable (though, to my mind, not persuasive) criticisms as well.  (The contrast between this review, by a philosopher and scholar, and a political hit piece is instructive!)


April 25, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

November 29, 2013

"The Truth is Terrible"

This was the annual Epes Humanities Lecture at Davidson College, which some readers here might perhaps enjoy.  (Some law colleagues told me they did enjoy it, so I'm posting it here as well.)


November 29, 2013 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

October 27, 2013

Back into the "Blog Empire"...

...hence the new format.  I was out at Pepperdine in lovely Malibu not long ago, and was chatting with the Blog Emperor himself who, among his other virtues, handles all the accounting and technical issues for his empire.  (He also has better luck getting Wolters Kluwer to respond to inquiries!)   Although the 'look' is new, the content will remain the same!


October 27, 2013 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

May 17, 2013

"Why Tolerate Religion?" at the Center for Inquiry in Washington, DC

April 26, 2013

"Why Tolerate Religion?" in DC Tomorrow