The Center for Law and Philosophy's mission is to provide a basis for high-level scholarly cooperation, first among the extraordinary group of faculty at Columbia University in the overlapping areas of moral philosophy, political theory, and jurisprudence, and second, to provide leadership in this area of overlap for scholars in the New York area and the United States.

The center was established at Columbia Law School in 1997, with funds from the Provost's Strategic Initiative (SI). Since then, the center has organized and sponsored a variety of activities to bring together many of Columbia’s impressive faculty resources in moral, political, and legal philosophy, in public lectures, specialist workshops, regular colloquia, and academic conferences.

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Aggravating Youth: Roper v Simmons and Age Discrimination, Elizabeth F. Emens

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A Transaction Theory of Crime?, George P. Fletcher

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Authority and Consent, Joseph Raz

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Collective Guilt and Collective Punishment, George P. Fletcher

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Contract Design and the Structure of Contractual Intent, Jody S. Kraus and Robert E. Scott

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Criminal Theory in the Twentieth Century, George P. Fletcher

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Decoupling Sales Law from the Acceptance-Rejection Fulcrum, Jody S. Kraus

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Disenfranchisement as Punishment: Reflections on the Racial Uses of Infamia, George P. Fletcher

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Dogmas of the Model Penal Code, George P. Fletcher

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Domination in Wrongdoing, George P. Fletcher

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Fairness and Utility in Tort Theory, George P. Fletcher

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From Rethinking to Internationalizing Criminal Law, George P. Fletcher

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Hamdan Confronts the Military Commissions Act of 2006, George P. Fletcher

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Integrating Accommodation, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Justice and Fairness in the Protection of Crime Victims, George P. Fletcher

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Law and Morality: A Kantian Perspective, George P. Fletcher

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Legal Determinacy and Moral Justification, Jody S. Kraus

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Legal Principles and the Limits of Law, Joseph Raz

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Manifest Criminality, Criminal Intent, and the Metamorphosis of Lloyd Weinreb, George P. Fletcher

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Morality as Interpretation, Joseph Raz

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On Lawful Governments, Joseph Raz

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On the Socratic Maxim, Joseph Raz

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Paradoxes in Legal Thought, George P. Fletcher

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Personal Sovereignty and Normative Power Skepticism, Jody S. Kraus

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Rights and Politics, Joseph Raz

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Should Intolerable Prison Conditions Generate a Justification or an Excuse for Escape?, George P. Fletcher

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Some Unwise Reflections about Discretion, George P. Fletcher

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The Case for Treason, George P. Fletcher

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The Correspondence of Contract and Promise, Jody S. Kraus

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The Fall and Rise of Criminal Theory, George P. Fletcher

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The Fault of Not Knowing, George P. Fletcher

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The Identity of Legal Systems, Joseph Raz

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The Individualization of Excusing Conditions, George P. Fletcher

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The Law of War and Its Pathologies, George P. Fletcher

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The Meaning of Morality, George P. Fletcher

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The Metamorphosis of Larceny, George P. Fletcher

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The Myth of Instrumental Rationality, Joseph Raz

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The Nature and Function of Criminal Theory, George P. Fletcher

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The Place of Victims in the Theory of Retribution, George P. Fletcher

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The Presumption of Innocence in the Soviet Union, George P. Fletcher

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The Problem of Authority: Revisiting the Service Conception, Joseph Raz

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The Relevance of Coherence, Joseph Raz

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The Right and the Reasonable, George P. Fletcher

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The Right Deed for the Wrong Reason: A Reply to Mr. Robinson, George P. Fletcher

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The Storrs Lectures: Liberals and Romantics at War: The Problem of Collective Guilt, George P. Fletcher

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The Sympathetic Discriminator: Mental Illness, Hedonic Costs, and the ADA, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Transparency and Determinacy in Common Law Adjucation: A Philosophical Defense of Explanatory Economic Analysis, Jody S. Kraus

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Truth in Codification, George P. Fletcher

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Two Kinds of Legal Rules: A Comparative Study of Burden-of-Persuasion Practices in Criminal Cases, George P. Fletcher

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Two Modes of Legal Thought Symposium on Legal Scholarship: Its Nature and Purposes, George P. Fletcher

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What is Punishment Imposed For?, George P. Fletcher

Book Reviews

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A Morality Fit for Humans, Joseph Raz

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Dworkin: A New Link in the Chain, Joseph Raz

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Promises in Morality and Law, Joseph Raz

Essays

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From Langdell to Law and Economics: Two Conceptions of Stare Decisis in Contract Law, Jody S. Kraus

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In God's Image: The Religious Imperative of Equality Under Law, George P. Fletcher

Responses/Comments

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Facing Up: A Reply, Joseph Raz

Working Papers

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About Morality and the Nature of Law, Joseph Raz

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Agency and Luck, Joseph Raz

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Aggravating Youth: Roper v. Simmons and Age Discrimination, Elizabeth F. Emens

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A Hedgehog's Unity of Value, Joseph Raz

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Attachments and Associated Reasons, Joseph Raz

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Being in the World, Joseph Raz

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Can Moral Principles Change?, Joseph Raz

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Comments on the Morality of Freedom, Joseph Raz

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Compulsory Sexuality, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Contract Design and the Structure of Contractual Intent, Jody S. Kraus and Robert E. Scott

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Death in Our Life, Joseph Raz

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Disabling Attitudes: U.S. Disability Law and the ADA Amendments Act, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Driverless Cars and the Much Delayed Tort Law Revolution, Andrzej Rapaczynski

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Human Rights in the Emerging World Order, Joseph Raz

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Identity and Social Bonds, Joseph Raz

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Incorporation By Law, Joseph Raz

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Intention and Motivation, Joseph Raz

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Intention and Value, Joseph Raz

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Is There a Reason to Keep Promises?, Joseph Raz

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Legal Determinacy and Moral Justification, Jody S. Kraus

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Normative Powers (revised), Joseph Raz

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Normativity: The Place of Reasoning, Joseph Raz

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On Dancy’s Account of Practical Reasoning, Joseph Raz

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On Normativity and Responsibility: Responses, Joseph Raz

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On The Guise of the Good, Joseph Raz

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On the Value of Distributional Equality, Joseph Raz

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On Waldron's Critique of Raz on Human Rights, Joseph Raz

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Reasoning with Rules, Joseph Raz

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Reason, Reasons and Normativity, Joseph Raz

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Reasons: Explanatory and Normative, Joseph Raz

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Reasons: Practical and Adaptive, Joseph Raz

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Rescuing Jerry from (Basic) Principles, Joseph Raz

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Responsibility and the Negligence Standard, Joseph Raz

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Shape Stops Story, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Susan Wolf on the Meaning of Life: A Review, Joseph Raz

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The Argument from Justice, or How Not to Reply to Legal Positivism, Joseph Raz

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The Correspondence of Contract and Promise, Jody S. Kraus

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The Democratic Deficit, Joseph Raz

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The Future of State Sovereignty, Joseph Raz

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The Guise of the Bad, Joseph Raz

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The Methodological Commitments of Contemporary Contract Theory, Jody S. Kraus

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The Moral Significance of Sacrifice, Joseph Raz

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The Practice of Value – Reply, Joseph Raz