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Anthony Reeves


Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director, Program in Philosophy, Politics and Law

PhD Philosophy, Boston University, 2009

Office: LT 1217 
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Philosophy of Law
Political Philosophy
Normative Ethics

Recent Courses

Law, Authority, and Practical Reason
Liberty and Distributive Justice
Philosophy of Law
Advanced Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Theory
Theory of International Criminal Law
International Law and Justice
Democratic Theory, Human Rights Theory

Recent and Representative Publications


"Responsibility Allocation and Human Rights" Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (forthcoming).

"Liability to International Prosecution: The Nature of Universal Jurisdiction" European Journal of International Law (forthcoming).

"Reasons of Law: Dworkin on the Legal Decision" Jurisprudence 7:2 (August 2016),       210-230.

"Standard Threats: How to Violate Basic Human Rights" Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 41:3 (July 2015), 403-434.

"Practical Reason and Legality: Instrumental Political Authority without Exclusion," Law and Philosophy Vol. 34:3 (May 2015), 257-298.

"The Binding Force of Nascent Norms of International Law" Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Vol. 27: 1 (January 2014), 145-166.

"Judicial Practical Reason: Judges in Morally Imperfect Legal Orders" Law and Philosophy Vol. 30: 3 (May 2011), 319-352.

"The Authority of International Law" APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Law Vol. 10: 1 (Fall 2010), 13-18.

"Do Judges Have an Obligation to Enforce the Law?: Moral Responsibility and Adjudication" Law and Philosophy Vol. 29: 2 (March 2010), 159-87.

Curriculum vitae

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Last Updated: 10/23/17