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?

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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

March 14, 2013

"Why Tolerate Religion?" in the Harvard Law Review (March 2013)

A nice short notice:  "Why Tolerate Religion? is a readable book that exposes several tenuous assumptions underlying the predominant justifications for religious exemptions. At the same time, it provides a fresh and intuitive framework for analyzing conscience-based objections to facially neutral laws that should appeal to legal practitioners, jurists, and philosophers alike."


March 14, 2013 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

June 14, 2012

Top Tweeting Law Profs

Yes, the site is trash.  But now at least maybe we know the top 50 tweeting law professors.  I particularly love the fact that the "top 50" list, carefully numbered from 1 to 50, is "in no particular order".   

June 14, 2012 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

October 13, 2011

Why Tolerate Religion?