BRIAN LEITER
Brian Leiter
Photo by Steve Pyke, 2010
 

BRIAN LEITER

Brian Leiter is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy, in both Anglophone and Continental traditions.

NEW:
CBC Radio Program on Nietzsche
"Why Tolerate Religion?", Carnegie Council on Ethics and Public Affairs, December 2012
Interview with 3AM magazine
Interview about Nietzsche at The Browser

 

Recent and Upcoming talks

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2013-14

August

  • “The Case Against Free Speech.”  Julius Stone Address in Jurisprudence, Law School, University of Sydney, Australia
  • “Why Legal Positivism (Again)?”  Keynote Address, Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Sydney, Australia.
  • “The Innocence of Becoming.”  Department of Philosophy, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • “Is Religion Special?  Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law.”  Taylor Lecture, Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

September

  • “The Truth is Terrible.”  Department of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  • “Nietzsche Against the Philosophical Canon.”  Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri, St. Louis.
  • [topic TBA].  Conference on the Role of Religious Institutions in a Democracy, Center for Church-State Studies, College of Law, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, September 2013.

October

  • “Toleration: Its Nature and Moral Justification.” Keynote Address, Conference on “The Spectacle of Toleration,” Newport Historical Society, in conjunction with Brown, George Washington, and Salve Regina Universities, Newport, Rhode Island.
  • “Is Religion Special?  Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law.”  School of Law, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  • “Why Tolerate Religion?”  Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA.

November

  • “The Truth is Terrible.”  Hansford M. Epes Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, Davidson College, North Carolina

January

  • “Is Religion Special?  Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law.”  College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago.

February

  • “Is Religion Special?  Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law.” Isaac Backus Lecture on American Freedoms, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA.
  • [topic TBA].  Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside.
  • [topic TBA].   Section on Law & Philosophy, Annual Meeting, Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, Chicago, IL.

March

  • [topic TBA]. Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada.

April

  • “Reply to Critics.” Author Meets Critics on Why Tolerate Religion?, Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA.

May

  • [topic TBA].  Conference on “Nietzsche, Value and Self-Constitution,” Oxford University, UK, May 2014.


PREVIOUS TALKS

2012-13

September

  • “Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche,” 9th Annual Metaethics Workshop, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

October 

  • “Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects.”  BU Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Boston University, MA.
  • “Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche.”  Practical Philosophy Workshop, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

November

  • “The Truth is Terrible.”  Conference on “Nietzsche on Morality and the Affirmation of Life.”  St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, UK.
  •  “The Truth is Terrible.”  Department of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Workshop on Why Tolerate Religion?  Department of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • “Legal Realisms, Old and New.”  Seegers Lecture in Jurisprudence, Law School, Valparaiso University, IN.

December

  • “The Methodology of Legal Philosophy.”  Law & Philosophy Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
  • “Why Tolerate Religion?”  Department of Philosophy, Nassau Community College, Garden City, N.Y..
  • “Why Tolerate Religion?”  Carnegie Council, New York, N.Y.

January

  • “Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects.”  Conference on “New Essays in Moral Philosophy.”  Social Philosophy & Policy Center and Arizona Freedom Center, Tucson, AZ.

February

  • “Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects.”  Invited session on Nietzsche, Annual Meeting of the
  • Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA.

March

  • “Nietzsche against the Philosophical Canon.”  Keynote Address, Annual Meeting of the Danish Philosophical Association, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
  • “In Praise of Realism.”  Faculty of Law, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • “The Methodology of Legal Philosophy.”  Faculty of Law, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • “Legal Realisms, Old and New,”  Faculty of Law, Pontifical Catholilc University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

April

  • “The Methodology of Legal Philosophy.  College of Law, Florida State University, Talahassee.
  • Seminar on Why Tolerate Religion?  Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, Talahassee.
  • “Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered.”  Conference on “Nietzsche’s Naturalism Reconsidered,” Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. (organized by Helmut Heit).
  • Conference on Why Tolerate Religion?  Center for Inquiry, Washington, D.C., April 2013.

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