“A Model of Rights”
Abstract: Rights theory has become an increasingly fragmented affair. Legal rights, moral rights, human rights, constitutional rights, and private law rights have been
“Open Future, Regaining Possibility”
Abstract: I consider the distinctions among personal time, impersonal or natural time, …
“The Anthropological ‘Idea’: The (De)construction of Nature Between Schelling’s First Outline (1799) and his Freedom Essay (1809)”
Abstract: Schelling’s First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature (1799) as a text wrestles with thinking about …
“Should Kant have Thought that Logic Was Complete Since Aristotle?”
Abstract: In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant asserts that “Since the time of Aristotle, [logic]….has been unable to take a single step forward, and therefore …..
“The Problem with Plato’s Myth of Er”
Abstract: Is the Myth of Er a fitting close to Plato’s Republic? What philosophical work, if any, does it perform?
“Making One Out of Many: Misrecognition and the Identity of Social Groups” Abstract: According to critical social theorists like Habermas and Honneth, the identity of individuals and social groups….
October 16: Fall Recess – No Speaker
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“Trade offs and the right to health”
The right to health has been described as an ‘incompletely theorized right’.
“Reasoning By Precedent” Abstract: When common-law judges decide cases, they often have to take binding precedent into account …..
“Aristotle on Wittiness: verbally abusing one’s friends in the right way” Abstract: Aristotle claims, in his Nicomachean Ethics, that in addition to being, for example, just and courageous, and temperate, the virtuous person will also be witty……