I have a paper in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Freedom called “Democracy and Freedom”. It’s available online first here.
There seems to be an intimate connection between democracy and freedom. But the nature of this connection is disputed. This chapter outlines possible connections between democracy and freedom. First, I show that there is indeed […]
In chapter 5 of Against Democracy, I attack “semiotic” or expressive arguments for democracy. These arguments try to prove that democracy is intrinsically just, or epistocracy is intrinsically unjust, because of what the equal right to vote communicates.
What Does Democracy “Express”?
Suppose I believe that in some sense every person’s life is worth as much […]
I have an op-ed called “The Electoral College Is Anti-Democratic–And That’s a Good Thing” at Marketwatch today. “Are Adjuncts Exploited? Some Grounds for Skepticism” now at Journal of Business Ethics online first. Adjuncts and others: Your institution has a subscription and you can download this through your library. Let’s not do the “Paywalls keep us […]
Here are two fictionalized cases where the arrested individuals were fortunately not indicted.
Case 1. A young male stormed out of a court room after the judge indicated he should leave. In storming out, he banged the door against the wall and the door knob put a hole in the wall. He was arrested […]
I teach at a law school. It is quite common for legal scholars to switch back and forth between academia and government. In my discipline, international law, this has happened recently in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Leading scholars from prestigious universities have joined the administration in prominent positions. The same occurs in other legal […]
Members and readers of the blog should find this of interest. We have our very own Matt Zwolinski speaking! Please send this to anyone you think might want to apply.
Call for Abstracts
The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy
The Future of Work, Automation, and a Basic Income
April 7-8, 2017