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Simon May, Virginia Tech University

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"Democratic Legitimacy and the Meaning of Religious Establishment"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Tilton Hall
Room 307

About the Speaker

Simon Cabulea May is a 2010-2011 Center Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech where he teaches courses in political philosophy and jurisprudence. His present research concerns conflicts of moral convictions in politics particularly as they bear on the legitimacy and authority of democratic law, the justifiability of public policies, and norms of public deliberation and political engagement. He holds an M.A. from Rhodes University, South Africa and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His recent publications include “Religious Democracy and the Liberal Principle of Legitimacy,” Philosophy & Public Affairs (2009) and “Principled Compromise and the Abortion Controversy,” Philosophy & Public Affairs (2005).

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