Category Archives: Conferences, Workshops, and Events

What is a Philosopher to Do?: Thoughts on the Realities of Human Rights, Conflict, and Justice

I was invited to attend a small workshop called “Human Rights—In and After Conflict”,  sponsored by The Oxford Program on Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict, Merton College, Oxford. The workshop took place late March, and months later, I am still … Continue reading

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Jeremy Waldron: Rule of Law as Separation of Powers

Jeremy Waldron, philosopher of law and political theorist of NYU and Oxford, visited BC September 24 and 25, and I had the pleasure of hearing him speak. I wrote the following short piece on his talk  for the Clough Center … Continue reading

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Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy by Hugh Baxter

I was invited by Kevin Gray, philosophy professor at the American University of Sharjah, to participate in an Author-Meets-Critics panel for this book at the NASSP Conference in Boston July 26-28, 2012 at Northeastern University. Here is the program. This … Continue reading

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Pluralism and Public Reason Workshop October 13, 2012

“Pluralism, Public Reason, and the Moral Underpinnings of Liberalism,” this year’s Contemporary Philosophy Workshop at Boston College will be October 13th. Confirmed presenters are Susan Shell (Political Science, BC), Chris Zurn (Philosophy UMass Boston), and David Rasmussen (Philosophy, BC). There … Continue reading

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