Prof Barbara Baum Levenbook

Professor

Teaching and Research Interests

Philosophy of law, ethics, social and political philosophy

Publications

Selected Publications

Articles in Professional Journals

“Dworkin’s Theoretical Disagreement Argument,” Philosophy Compass 10 (15 Jan. 2015): 1-9.

“How a Statute Applies,” Legal Theory 12 (2006): 71-112.

“The Meaning of a Precedent,” Legal Theory 6 (2000): 185-240.

 “Are There Any Positive Rights?” Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 42 (1990): 156-66.

 “Responsibility and the Normative Order Assumption,” Law and Contemporary Problems 49 (1986): 81-8.

“Harming the Dead, Once Again,” Ethics 96 (1985): 162-164.

Contributions to Books and Encyclopedias

“Soames, Legislative Intent, and the Meaning of a Statute,” in Graham Hubbs and Douglas Lind, eds., Pragmatism, Law, and Language, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy (Routledge, 2014) vol. 11, pp. 40-55.

 “How to Hold the Social Fact Thesis – a Reply to Greenberg and Toh,” in Leslie Green and Brian Leiter, eds., Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law (Oxford University Press, 2013) vol. 2, pp. 75-102.

“Welfare and Harm After Death,” in James Taylor, ed., The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 188-209.

“The Retroactivity Problem,” in Time and Identity (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, vol. 6), ed. O'Rourke, Campbell and Silverstein (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010), pp. 297-308.

“Disposition of Remains,” in Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia, ed. Christopher Gray, vol. 1 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1999), pp. 216-19.

Education

  • Ph. D. in Philosophy of Law from University of Arizona, 1977