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Rex Martin, University of Kansas

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"The Social Recognition Thesis: Constitutional Rights and Human Rights"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Tilton Hall
Room 307

About the Speaker

Rex Martin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas and Honorary Professor at Cardiff University. Professor Martin’s primary fields of interest are political and legal philosophy (especially as these relate to rights and economic justice), history of political thought, and philosophy of history. He is the author of articles in these fields as well as of three books: Historical Explanation: Re-enactment and Practical Inference (Cornell University Press, 1977), Rawls and Rights (University Press of Kansas, 1985), and A System of Rights (Oxford University Press, 1993). He and Mark Singer are the editors of G. C. MacCallum, Legislative Intent, and Other Essays on Law, Politics and Morality (University of Wisconsin Press, 1993). Martin also edited the revised edition of R. G. Collingwood’s Essay on Metaphysics for the Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press (1998). Most recently, he and David Reidy are the editors of Rawls’s Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia? (Blackwell, 2006).

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