April 25, 2014
"Why Tolerate Religion?" reviewed in the Philosophical Review
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!)
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.)
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!
May 17, 2013
"Why Tolerate Religion?" at the Center for Inquiry in Washington, DCThe video.
April 26, 2013
"Why Tolerate Religion?" in DC TomorrowI look forward to meeting a number of longtime readers there.
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."
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".
October 13, 2011
Why Tolerate Religion?
January 18, 2011
Guess who finally has a personal homepage?
Brian Leiter, that's who--everything you didn't want to know, and then some. Another Brian Leiter (really, some guy in Maryland) got the .com, so I got the .net. (It appears the .com has been colonized by advertising connected to the ".net Leiter", however!)
August 06, 2010
New Book for Prospective Law Professors
The ABA is coming out with a new book entitled Becoming A Law Professor: A Candidates Guide. Brannon Denning, Marcia McCormick, and Jeff Lipshaw authored it. According to an abstract of the book:
The authors provide detailed advice and resources for aspiring law professors, including a description of the categories of law faculty (and what they do), possible paths to careers in the legal academy, and "how to" guides for filling out the AALS's Faculty Appointments Register, interviewing at the Faculty Recruitment Conference (the "meat market"), issues for non-traditional candidates, dealing with callbacks and job offers, and getting ready for the first semester on the job.
Larry Solum has prepared a Foreward to the book called The New Realities of the Legal Academy.