Honour not the malice of thine enemy so much, as to say, thy misery comes from him; dishonour not the complexion of the times so much, as to say, thy misery comes from them  (J Donne)


Joseph Raz


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Professor, Columbia University Law School

Professor (part time) Kings College, London

New Publication:  Intention and Value is now published

Several new and unpublished papers have been posted: The Democratic Deficit; The Future of State Sovereignty; Can Moral Principles Change?  Intention and Motivation; The moral Significance of Sacrifice and A Comment on Scanlon on Practical Identities  all joined others on the unpublished papers page.  The Review of Wedgwood's The Value of Rationality is on the Other Publications page

On Waldron Critique of Raz on Human Rights is now published as is Why the State?  Some of the ideas explored in Why the state were expressed in a talk given in Jan 14 in Singapore Symposium on Legal Theory which is on line. Accompanying as it does a much longer paper it should be listened to with either the full paper or the Power Point slides in hand the link is here 

The Kellogg Lecture in jurisprudence delivered on 2/11/11 is available HERE