Arthur Ripstein

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Position:

Professor of Law and Philosophy; University Professor; Acting Chair (St. George) and Graduate Chair

Campus:

St. George,

Phone Number:

416-978-0735

Biography:

  • BA (Hons.), University of Manitoba (1981)
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh (1984)
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh (1986)
  • MSL, Yale Law School (1994)

Arthur Ripstein is Professor of Law and Philosophy and University Professor. He was appointed to the Department of Philosophy in 1987, promoted to full professor in 1996, appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1999, and appointed to the rank of University Professor in 2016. He received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, a degree in law from Yale, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba.

Professor Ripstein’s research and teaching interests include torts, legal theory, and political philosophy. In addition to numerous articles in legal theory and political philosophy, he is the author of Private Wrongs (Harvard 2016), Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy (Harvard 2009) and Equality, Responsibility and the Law (Cambridge 1999). He is editor of Ronald Dworkin (Cambridge 2007) and co-editor of Law and Morality (Toronto 1996, second edition 2001, third edition 2007), and Practical Rationality and Preference (Cambridge 2001). He is currently writing a book on Immanuel Kant’s account of the law and morality of war, for which he was awarded a Killam Fellowship from the Canada Council. He is an Associate Editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs, a former Associate Editor of Ethics and the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, serves on the editorial board of Legal Theory, and is Advisory Editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. His popular work has appeared on Ideas on CBC Radio One.

Video: Kissel Lecture at Harvard University, “Perpetual War or Perpetual Peace?

Audio: Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Lecture, King’s College London, “Reclaiming Proportionality.” An interview with Ripstein about the lecture.

Awards and distinctions:

  • Killam Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts (2016)
  • Faculty Award, University of Toronto Alumni Association (2012)
  • Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize (2011)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (2010)
  • Nicholas Hoare/Renaud Bray Book Prize of the Canadian Philosophical Association (2001)
  • Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship, Princeton University (1994-1995)

Selected Publications:

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Research Interests:

Kant, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy

Publications:

In addition to numerous articles in legal theory and political philosophy, Arthur Ripstein is the author of Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy (Harvard 2009) and Equality, Responsibility and the Law (1999). He is editor of Ronald Dworkin (Cambridge 2007) and co-editor of Law and Morality (1996, second edition 2001, third edition 2007), and Practical Rationality and Preference (2001). He is currently writing a book on Kant’s legal and political Philosophy. He is an Associate Editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs, a former Editor of Ethics, serves on the editorial board of Legal Theory, and is Advisory Editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. His popular work has appeared on Ideas on CBC Radio.

 

Address:

Jackman Law Building (Room J322), 78 Queen's Park Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Secondary Address:

Jackman Humanities Institute (Room 506), 170 St. George St. Toronto, ON M5S 3C5