Author Archives: Peter Stone

About Peter Stone

I work in various contemporary areas of political philosophy, including democratic theory, theories of justice, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. My present research project deals with the virtues and limitations of random selection.

EPSA Call for Papers–Political Theory

Good Afternoon: The call for papers has gone out for the 4th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association. It will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 19-21, 2014. This is the first year that the conference … Continue reading

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The Lottery as a Democratic Institution

Last fall, we held a workshop at Trinity College Dublin on “The Lottery as a Democratic Institution.” The workshop was organized by me, Gil Delannoi (Sciences Po), and Oliver Dowlen (Queen Mary, University of London), and sponsored by Sciences Po, … Continue reading

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Equality Exchange

Has something happened to the Equality Exchange? I haven’t visited the site for a while, but now I cannot find it. The last address I had for it was http://mora.rente.nhh.no/projects/EqualityExchange/. Sorry if this is old news. Tweet

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The Lottery as a Democratic Institution

As you may know, I am organizing a workshop at Trinity College Dublin on “The Lottery as a Democratic Institution.” This workshop will be co-organized by Gil Delannoi (Sciences Po) and Oliver Dowlen. The workshop will be held on October … Continue reading

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OPR VIII.23: The Justification of Coercive Laws

Overview of §23 I’m going to structure my discussion of this section a little differently. I’m also going to be a bit polemical about it. Perhaps this treatment will galvanize some discussion about this section, which I believe is rather … Continue reading

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OPR VIII.22: The Authority of the State

Overview of §22 Chapter VIII of Gaus’ book is entitled “The Moral and Political Orders.” Appropriately enough, it takes up the topic of the relationship between the moral and the political order. Section 22 deals with the place of political … Continue reading

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