The Normativity of Law

Liam Murphy, New York University School of Law

Date: 
Thu, 09/22/2011
Location: 
4:30 PM, 301 Marx Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event
Audience: 
Public

The Program in Ethics and Public Affairs (PEPA) advances the study of the moral purposes and foundations of institutions and practices—both domestic and international. PEPA seminars seek to bring the perspectives of moral and political philosophy to bear on significant issues in public affairs.

On 22 September, Liam Murphy, Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at New York University School of Law, will discuss "The Normativity of Law."  

A reception will be available beginning at 4:15 PM.

Liam Murphy specializes in legal, moral, and political philosophy, and in the application of these inquiries to various branches of the substantive law. He is the author of the books The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice, coauthored with Thomas Nagel (Oxford, 2002), and Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory (Oxford, 2000), and has written several articles, including  "The Political Question of the Concept of Law" in Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to The Concept of Law (Oxford, 2001), "Beneficence, Law, and Liberty: The Case of Required Rescue" (Georgetown Law Journal, 2001) and "Institutions and the Demands of Justice (Philosophy & Public Affairs, 1998).

A copy of the paper is available here:  http://uchv.princeton.edu/papers/PEPA922.pdf.  Participants are expected to have read the paper in advance.

Cosponsored with the Program in Ethics and Public Affairs