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Academic Bio:
My research focuses on contemporary political philosophy.  I am especially interested in issues of liberty, basic rights, religious toleration and legal and moral culpability.  I received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2010 and am currently enrolled in Harvard Law School.

Research:

Areas of Specialization: Contemporary Political Philosophy

Areas of Competence: Ethics, Philosophy of Law

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Publications:
  • "Ignorance of the Law and Moral Desert," Southwest Philosophy Review, (forthcoming)
  • "Non-Domination and Pure Negative Liberty," Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, 11.2 (2012): 186 - 205 
  • "Religious Toleration and Public Funding for Abortions: a Problem with Christopher Eberle's Standard of Conscientious Engagement," Public Reason 2.2 (2010): 76 - 83
  • "Epistemic Martyrs, Epistemic Abstainers, and Epistemic Converts," with Scott F. Aiken, Jonathan Neufeld, and Robert B. Talisse, Logos and Episteme, 1.2 (2010): 211 - 219 
    • This article was followed by a series of exchanges with Alex Bundy, beginning with Bundy, In Defense of Epistemic Abstemiousness,” Logos and Episteme, 2.2 (2011): 287 – 292; then our reply, “On Epistemic Abstemiousness: A Reply to Bundy,” Logos and Episteme, 2.3 (2011): 425 – 428; followed by another response from Bundy, “On Epistemic Abstemiousness: a Reply to Aikin, Harbour, Neufeld, and Talisse,” Logos and Episteme, 2.4 (2011): 619 – 624; and our final reply, “On Epistemic Abstemiousness and Diachronic Norms: a Reply to Bundy,” Logos and Episteme 3.1 (2012): 129 - 134
  • "Nagel on Public Education and Intelligent Design," with Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse, Journal of Philosophical Research, 35 (2010): 209 - 219

  • "Questions About Normative Consent," with Robert B. Talisse, The Good Society, 18.2 (2009): 48 - 53

  • "Evolution, Intelligent Design, and Education," with Robert B. Talisse and Scott F. Aikin, Spontaneous Generations, 3.1 (2009): 35 – 40

  • "Liberalism and the Problem of Religious Justification," Southwest Philosophy Review, 25.1 (2009): 33 - 40 

Recent and Upcoming Presentations:
  • "Ignorance of the Law and Moral Dessert," Southwest Philosophical Society, Austin, TX, November 19, 2011
Works in progress:
  • "The Real Problem with Positive Liberty" 
  • "A Status Based Conception of Liberty"





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Michael Harbour,
Jan 1, 2011, 1:20 PM