November 14, 2017
June 21, 2017
I've got a new personal homepage, courtesy of graphic designer Patrick Hennessey. If you like his work for academic homepages (see also Monique Wonderly's page, which he also designed), consider hiring him: more information, including contact information here.
January 03, 2017
December 29, 2016
I appreciate the many blog readers who also read my scholarly writing--it has been one of the best things about the blog for years that it has been a vehicle for sharing my work with other faculty and students across many fields. In that spirit, here are publications--or working drafts--that I made available this year:
"The Case Against Free Speech" appeared in Sydney Law Review.
"Legal Positivism about the Artifact Law," forthcoming in an OUP volume on Law as Artifact.
"Theoretical Disagreements in Law: Another Look," forthcoming in an OUP volume on Ethical Norms, Legal Norms: New Essays in Metaethics and Jurisprudence.
"Philosophy of Law," co-authored with Michael Sevel, in the Encyclopedia Britannica (if you can't access the whole essay, google "philosophy of law," it should come up as a top result and you can get the whole essay that way)
"The Paradoxes of Public Philosophy," in the inaugural issue of the Indian Journal of Legal Theory.
"Why Tolerate Religion, Again? A Reply to Michael McConnell," a working paper (but citable) at SSRN.
"Reply to Five Critics of Why Tolerate Religion?", part of a symposium on my book published by Criminal Law and Philosophy this year.
A revised version of "The Death of God and the Death of Morality," which will eventually appear in a special issue of The Monist on Nietzsche.
"Moralizing Nietzsche's Moral Psycology: The Case of Katsafanas," a review essay which also appears at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
"Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects," appeared in 2013 in Social Philosophy and Policy, but I was now able to make the published PDF available on SSRN.
There were actually a couple of other papers I wrote this year that I could not put on SSRN, alas--though hopefully, like the last paper, I will be able to post them in the future after publication. And then there were papers previously put on SSRN that finally appeared in books this year (e.g., here and here), but for which I have not been able to put a PDF on-line.
Thanks for reading! And a Happy New Year to all readers!
October 13, 2016
June 06, 2016
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.
January 13, 2016
April 21, 2015
February 05, 2015
April 25, 2014
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!)