Category Archives: Politics

New Book – ‘Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South’

By Eric Thomas Weber, associate professor of Public Policy Leadership at the University of Mississippi. Available in paperback, ~$20 (Amazon US, UK, Canada). About the book: Uniting Mississippi applies a new, philosophically informed theory of democratic leadership to Mississippi’s challenges. Governor William … Continue reading

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CFA: Political Theory and the European Union, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 1st – 3rd September 2015 Convenors: Giulia Bistagnino (University of Milan), Pamela Pansardi (University of Pavia), The workshop aims at bringing together scholars interested in the normative dimension of the … Continue reading

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Religion, Public Reason and Thinking of the Children: Comments on Chapter 7

I am genuinely, truly honored by Harry Brighouse’s comments on the last chapter of my book. Brighouse is one of philosophy’s great theorists of education, and I learned a lot from his remarks. Brighouse’s core worry is that my chapter … Continue reading

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On Legislative Restraint and Religious Accommodation: Replies on Chapter 6

Apologies for the delay in posting my reply to Chad’s really rich comments on Chapter 6 of my book. I decided to delay until after Thanksgiving, as I thought people might be more likely to read the post. But Chad’s … Continue reading

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Idealization, Judicial Reasoning and Reasonableness: Replies on Chapter 5

Thanks very much to Lori to an extensive summary of Chapter 5 and probing comments. I hope that my replies continue to advance the discussion. I think there are some things I could clear up about the role of idealization … Continue reading

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Integrity, Law and Congruence: Comments on Chapter 3

Thanks to Andrew Lister for an admirably concise and rich review of the third chapter of my book. The main aim of Chapter 3 is to lay down the strategy for vindicating the convergence view. I argue that respect for … Continue reading

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