Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Philosophy and Law
Philosophy of law, moral, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of language.
Current research project:
An analysis of the normatively of law; in particular, focusing on the question whether the law can purport to give its subjects all things considered reasons for action. I work on expanding my theory of practical authorities to the international domain, focusing on questions of legitimacy of international authorities, and I keep working on some issues concerning philosophy of language in the legal context.
Professor of Philosophy and Maurice Jones Jr Professor of Law, University of Southern California, 2003-2015
Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University, 1990-2003
D.Phil., Oxford University (Balliol College), 1990
LL.B. [JD], Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, 1985
MA, Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 1987
BA, Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 1985
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Undergraduate courses that focus on moral issues; graduate seminars on contemporary research in areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy
What most excites you about Cornell:
The academic quality of the university as a whole.