• Hegel′s Philosophy of Right presents a collection of new essays by leading international philosophers and Hegel scholars that analyze and explore Hegel′s key contributions in the areas of ethics, politics, and the law. The most comprehensive collection on Hegel′s Philosophy of Right available Features new essays by leading international Hegel interpreters divided in sections of ethics, politics, and law Presents significant new research on Hegel′s Philosophy of Right that will set a new standard…Read more
  • Hegel′s Philosophy of Right presents a collection of new essays by leading international philosophers and Hegel scholars that analyze and explore Hegel′s key contributions in the areas of ethics, politics, and the law. The most comprehensive collection on Hegel′s Philosophy of Right available Features new essays by leading international Hegel interpreters divided in sections of ethics, politics, and law Presents significant new research on Hegel′s Philosophy of Right that will set a new standard…Read more
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    Capabilities, Political Liberalism and Private Law
    Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 104 (4): 556-569. 2018.
    This article argues political liberalism can and should be revised to improve its relevance to the private law. This approach is not a rejection of political liberalism, but instead a restatement consistent with the fundamental tenets of Rawls’s theory of justice. The first part begins with a brief summary of Rawls’s political liberalism. The second part discusses the strategies used to demonstrate the relevance of Rawls’s theory to the private law. The third part examines how Rawls’s theory can…Read more
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    Global Justice and Stakeholding
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (1): 105-122. 2020.
    The orthodox position in global justice is to consider questions about international distributive justice from a perspective of what duties, if any, affluent states have towards people in severe poverty. The debate has focused on whether positive or negative duties are most relevant and how they should be applied. This article challenges this orthodoxy by defending stakeholder theory as a promising new approach overcoming limitations in current debates through promotion of the virtue of stakehol…Read more
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    More than Recognition
    The Owl of Minerva 51 (1): 59-86. 2020.
    Hegel’s project of reconciliation is central to his Philosophy of Right. This article argues that scholars have understood this project in one of two ways, as a form of rational reconciliation or a kind of endorsement. Each is incomplete and their inability to capture the kind of reconciliation Hegel has in mind is made apparent when we consider the kind of problem that the rabble creates for modern society, which reconciliation is meant to address. The article concludes that more than mutual re…Read more
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    Capabilities, Political Liberalism and Private Law
    Archiv Fuer Rechts Und Sozialphilosphie 104 (4): 556-569. 2019.
    This article argues political liberalism can and should be revised to improve its relevance to the private law. This approach is not a rejection of political liberalism, but instead a restatement consistent with the fundamental tenets of Rawls's theory of justice. The first part begins with a brief summary of Rawls's political liberalism. The second part discusses the strategies used to demonstrate the relevance of Rawls's theory to the private law. The third part examines how Rawls's theory can…Read more
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    Plato, Hegel, and Democracy
    Hegel Bulletin 27 (1-2): 24-50. 2006.
    Nearly every major philosophy, from Plato to Hegel and beyond, has argued that democracy is an inferior form of government, at best. Yet, virtually every contemporary political philosophy working today endorses democracy in one variety or another. Should we conclude then that the traditional canon is meaningless for helping us theorise about a just state? In this paper, I will take up the criticisms and positive proposals of two such canonical figures in political philosophy: Plato and Hegel. At…Read more
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    Reply to Redding, Rosen and Wood
    Hegel Bulletin 33 (2): 23-35. 2012.
    Hegel'sPhilosophy of Rightis more than a major work of political and legal philosophy; it is a battleground for two different interpretive approaches. MyHegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Rightargues that these approaches are mistaken about their differences and that one approach offers a more compelling interpretation ofHegel's Philosophy of Rightthan the other. I will briefly outline my defence of the systematic reading of thePhilosophy of Rightbefore reply…Read more
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    Moral Frankensteins
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 3 (4): 28-30. 2012.
    On moral enhancement techniques
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    Opening the Tomb of New Philosophical Accounts of Death
    Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2): 149-151. 2018.
    Many efforts are directed towards philosophical accounts of life from life’s meaning to how it should be led. Often overlooked are no less important issues concerning the end of life. Questions like what is death?, is immortality desirable?, is death ‘bad’ for the person who dies?, can the dead be harmed or punished? and what, if any, obligations do we have towards the dead? – these are but a few key concerns deserving greater attention. This special issue brings together three contributions th…Read more
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    Vote Buying and Tax-cut Promises
    Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 63 (146): 20-35. 2016.
    Both vote buying and tax-cut promises are attempts to manipulate voters through cash incentives in order to win elections, but only vote buying is illegal. Should we extend the ban on vote buying to tax-cut promises? This article will argue for three conclusions. The first is that tax-cut promises should be understood as a form of vote buying. The second is that campaign promises are a form of vote buying. The third conclusion is that campaign promises, including tax-cut promises, should not be …Read more
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    This is a review of Richard Lippke - "Rethinking Imprisonment".
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    Punitive Restoration and Restorative Justice
    Criminal Justice Ethics 36 (2): 122-140. 2017.
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    Is eating meat ethical?
    Think 16 (47): 9-13. 2017.
    Eating meat can be ethical, but only when it does not violate rights. This requires that the ways in which meat is produced and prepared for human consumption satisfies certain standards. While many current practices may fall short of this standard, this does not justify the position that eating meat cannot be ethical under any circumstances and there should be no principled objection to its possibility.
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    The Legacy of John Rawls
    with Fabian Freyenhagen
    This book fills the void, making a substantial contribution not only to work on Rawls's thought but to contemporary debates in ethics and justice as well.
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    Unlocking Morality from Criminal Law
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 14 (3): 339-352. 2017.
    This review article critically examines R. A. Duff and Stuart P. Green’s wide-ranging Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law. The book captures well a crucial debate at the heart of its topic: is morality a key for understanding criminal law? I first consider legal moralism arguments answering this question in the affirmative and argue they should be rejected. I next consider alternatives to argue that philosophers of criminal law should look beyond legal moralism for more compelling theories…Read more
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    Not just war: Eisikovits on A Theory of Truces
    Journal of Global Ethics 13 (1): 4-5. 2017.
    More work has gone into thinking about the philosophical justifications for starting a just war than bringing political violence to an end. The papers in this special section explore themes in Nir Eisikovits’s groundbreaking book A Theory of Truces and why truces deserve greater philosophical attention. This introduction briefly raises these issues and provides an overview of the papers.
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    Hegel, Nietzsche, and Philosophy: Thinking Freedom (review)
    Philosophy 79 (1): 149-153. 2004.
    This is a book review of Will Dudley, "Hegel, Nietzsche, and Philosophy"
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    T.H. Green's Theory of Punishment
    History of Political Thought 24 (4): 685-702. 2003.
    Green agrees with Kant on the abstract character of moral law as categorical imperatives and that intentional dispositions are central to a moral justification of punishment. The central problem with Kant's account is that we are unable to know these dispositions beyond a reasonable estimate. Green offers a practical alternative, positing moral law as an ideal to be achieved, but not immediately enforceable through positive law. Moral and positive law are bridged by Green's theory of the common …Read more
  • Stephen Houlgate's The Opening Of Hegel's Logic: From Being To Infinity (review)
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 55 195-197. 2007.
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    Does philosophy deserve a place at the supreme court?
    Rutgers Law Record 27 (1): 1-17. 2003.
    This Comment demonstrates that policy judgements are not masked by philosophical references, nor do philosophers play any crucial role in contentious judicial decisions. Neomi Rao’s study is flawed for many reasons: incomplete content analysis, poor assessment of data, and an inadequate definition of philosophy. She should be criticised for hypocritically praising Court philosopher references in some instances and not others, especially with regard to the Court’s early development. This Comment …Read more
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    In Search of Śiva: Mahādēviyakka's V&īraśaivism
    Asian Philosophy 12 (1): 21-34. 2002.
    Mahadeviyakka was a radical 12th century Karnataka saint of whom surprisingly little has been written. Considered the most poetic of the Virásaivas, her vacanas are characterized by their desperate searching for iva. I attempt to convey Mahadevi's epistemology and its struggle to 'know' Shiva, necessitating a lifetime of searching for him; offer an interpretation of the innate presence of Shiva in the world and its consequences for epistemology; and explore the sense of tragic love inherent in d…Read more
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    Climate change and negative duties
    POLITICS 32 1-9. 2012.
    It is widely accepted by the scientific community and beyond that human beings are primarily responsible for climate change and that climate change has brought with it a number of real problems. These problems include, but are not limited to, greater threats to coastal communities, greater risk of famine, and greater risk that tropical diseases may spread to new territory. In keeping with J. S. Mill's 'Harm Principle', green political theorists often respond that if we are contributing a harm to…Read more
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    The most comprehensive collection on Hegel's Philosophy of Right available Features new essays by leading international Hegel interpreters divided in sections ...