Curriculum Vitae
Kenneth Einar Himma

Department of Philosophy
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
206 281 2038 (office)
206 281 2335 (fax)
himma@spu.edu
http://home.myuw.net/himma



Education

B.A. 1985 University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. 1987 UCLA
J.D. 1990 University of Washington School of Law
Ph.D. 2001 University of Washington

Dissertation Title: The Status of Legal Principles

Dissertation Committee: Ronald Moore (Chair), Laurence BonJour, Robert Coburn, Jane Ellis, William Talbott

Academic interests

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Information; Ethics of Information Technology, Applied Ethics

Areas of Competence: Logic, Aesthetics, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion

Honors and awards

Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1984

Phi Kappa Phi, elected 1984

Golden Key National Honor Society, elected 1984

National Honor Society of Political Science, elected 1984

Golden Key Peat Marwick Scholar ( University of Illinois at Chicago ), 1985

Graduated with Highest Honors and Departmental Distinction ( University of Illinois at Chicago ), 1985

UCLA Graduate Fellowship (UCLA) 1985-86

Law School Academic Scholarship, Anonymous Fund ( University of Washington School of Law ), 1987

Graduated with Honors ( University of Washington School of Law ), 1990

Nominated for University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award (as Graduate Student), 2001

Nominated for University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award (as Lecturer), 2004

Keynote Speaker, University of Washington Information School Convocation, June 2004

Faculty Research Grant, Fall 2006, Seattle Pacific University

Academic Employment

2004-Present Associate Professor, Seattle Pacific University, Department of Philosophy
2003-2004 Lecturer, University of Washington, Department of Philosophy, the Information School, and the Law School
2002-2003 Acting Assistant Professor Temporary, University of Washington, Department of Philosophy and the Information School
2001-2002 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and the Information School, University of Washington
1999-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy Seattle Pacific University
1997-1999 Adjunct Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington at Bothell
1995-2001 Predoctoral Teaching Associate, Department of Philosophy University of Washington
1992-1995 Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington
1986-1987 Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, UCLA

Courses Taught as Principal Instructor:

Lower Division: Introduction to Philosophy; Philosophical Problems in the Law; Contemporary Moral Problems; Practical Reasoning; Introduction to Logic; Environmental Ethics; Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Sex and Love; Faith and Philosophy; Introduction to Theoretical Ethics; Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion; Morality and Justice; History of Ethics (Spring 2005)

Upper Division: Ethics and Society; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Religion; Feminist Jurisprudence; Moral Issues of Life and Death; Contemporary Ethical Theory; Medieval Philosophy; Belief, Morality and the Modern Mind; Empiricism; Normative Jurisprudence; Philosophy of Human Rights; Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Conceptual Jurisprudence; Contemporary Epistemology; Mind and Immorality (Winter 2005); History of Early Modern Philosophy (Spring 2005)

Graduate and Professional Level: Information in Social Context ( Information School ); Law and Ethics in Information Management ( Information School ); Theories of Justice ( Law School ); Ethical Foundations of the ALA Bill of Rights ( Information School ); Normative and Applied Legal Theory ( Law School )

Courses Taught as Teaching Assistant:

Introduction to Philosophy; Practical Reasoning; Introduction to Logic; Contemporary Moral Problems; Introduction to Theoretical Ethics; Philosophical Problems in the Law; Women and the Law (Department of Women Studies)

Courses Prepared To Teach

Lower Division:

Introduction to Philosophy; Philosophical Problems in the Law; Practical Reasoning; Introduction to Logic; Applied Ethics; Philosophy of Sex and Love; Environmental Ethics; Business Ethics; Introduction to Theoretical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Feminist Philosophy; Introduction to Information Ethics

Upper Division:

Philosophy of Law; Aesthetics; Social and Political Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Logic; Philosophy of Religion; Belief, Morality and the Modern Mind; Feminist Jurisprudence; Theoretical Ethics; Philosophy of Information; Ethical Issues in Information and Information Technology; Philosophy of Criminal Law; Normative Jurisprudence; Philosophy of Human Rights; Contemporary Epistemology

Graduate and Professional Level:

Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Information; Information Ethics; Information in Social Context; Law and Ethics in Information Management; Theories of Justice; Social and Political Philosophy; Normative and Applied Legal Theory; Contract Law; Ethics of the Legal Profession, Ethics of the Library Profession

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fall 2006         Lecturer, Seminar in Philosophy of Law, Central University for                       Nationalities, Beijing, China

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Books and Edited Collections

Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, Editor (with Herman Tavani), Wiley Publishing, Co., forthcoming 2007

Legal Positivism, Editor, Special Issue of APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, forthcoming 2006

Readings in Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society, Editor, Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, forthcoming 2006

Information Ethics in the Twenty-First Century, Editor, Special Issue of Library Hi Tech, forthcoming 2005

Title to be Announced, Editor (with Morigiwa Yasutomo), (Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2006

Law and Morality, Editor (with Brian Bix), International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Second Series (Tom Campbell, Series Editor), Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2005

Law, Morality, and Legal Positivism, Editor, (Proceedings of the 21 st World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004

Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, Associate Editor (Jules L. Coleman and Scott Shapiro, Editors), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002

Contributions to Books

“Digital Divide,” forthcoming in Himma and Tavani (ed.), Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, Wiley Publishing Co.

“The Moral Value of Intellectual Content,” forthcoming in Himma and Tavani (ed.), Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, Wiley Publishing Co.

“Introduction,” forthcoming in Himma and Tavani (ed.), Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, Wiley Publishing Co.

“Introduction,” (with Morigiwa Yasutomo) forthcoming in Yasutomo and Himma (eds.) Title to be Announced, (Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2006

“Justifying Intellectual Property Protection: Why the Interests of Content-Creators Usually Wins Over Everyone Else’s” forthcoming in Emma Rooksby (ed.), Information Technology and Social Justice, Idea Group, 2006

“The Prohibition Against Torture: Is Torture Ever Permissible?” forthcoming in Steven Lee (ed.), Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Challenges to Just War Theory in the 21st Century, Springer 2006

“Hacking as Ethically Permissible Political Speech: Hacktivism and Information Rights,” forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Readings in Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

“The Ethics of Active Defense,” forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Readings in Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

Section Introductions, forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Readings in Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

“Introduction,” forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Readings in Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

“Foundational Issues in Information Ethics,” forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Information Ethics in the Twenty-First Century (Special issue of Library Hi Tech)

“Why Industrial Nations are Morally Obligated to Cancel the Debts of Developing Nations,” forthcoming in James Fieser (ed.), Applied Ethics On and Off Campus, Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2005

“Introduction: Law and Morality,” in Kenneth Einar Himma and Brian Bix (eds.), Law and Morality, International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Second Series (Tom Campbell, Series Editor), Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2005

“The Argument from Design” (with Robin Collins), forthcoming in Sergio Galvan (ed.), L'Enciclopedia Filosofica di Gallarate

“Natural Law,” forthcoming in Carl Mitcham (ed.). Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (Larry Arnhart, Deborah Johnson, Raymond Spier, assoc. eds.), Macmillan Reference, 2004

“Hackers, Crackers, and Computer Crimes,” forthcoming in Hossein Bidgoli (ed.), The Handbook of Information Security, John Wiley & Son, Inc., 2005 (with David Dittrich)

“Active Defense,” forthcoming in Hossein Bidgoli (ed.), The Handbook of Information Security, John Wiley & Son, Inc., 2005 (with David Dittrich)

“The Kalam Cosmological Argument,” forthcoming in John F. Ashton and Michael Westicott (eds.), Why There Must Be a Creator: The Case for God's Existence, Strand Publishing Co., 2004

“Just a Trim around the Edges, Please: Legal Positivism's Conventionality Thesis and the Methodology of Conceptual Analysis,” forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Law, Morality, and Legal Positivism, (Proceedings of the 21 st World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004

“Introduction,” forthcoming in Kenneth Einar Himma (ed.), Law, Morality, and Legal Positivism, (Proceedings of the 21 st World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004

“Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues of the Internet,” in Hossein Bidgoli (ed.), The Internet Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

Reprinted (with minor modifications) in: Hossein Bidgoli (ed.), The Handbook of Information Security, John Wiley & Son, Inc., forthcoming 2005

“Design Inferences, Fine-Tuning, and the Prior Probability of Divine Intelligent Agency: What the Fine-Tuning Argument Shows,” in William Sweet (ed.), Science, Philosophy, and Religion, forthcoming University of Toronto Press, 2003

“Conceptual Jurisprudence and the Intelligibility of Law's Claim to Obligate,” in Michael O'Rourke, Joseph Keim-Campbell, and Harry Silverstein (eds.), Topics in Contemporary Philosophy (Volume III): Law and Social Justice, forthcoming MIT Press, 2004

Response and Commentary: Jules L. Coleman, “Facts, Fictions and the Grounds of Law,” in Michael O'Rourke, Joseph Keim-Campbell, and Harry Silverstein (eds.), Topics in Contemporary Philosophy (Volume III): Law and Social Justice, forthcoming MIT Press, 2004

“Introduction: The Practice of Principle,” in Michael O'Rourke, Joseph Keim-Campbell, and Harry Silverstein (eds.), Topics in Contemporary Philosophy (Volume III): Law and Social Justice, forthcoming MIT Press, 2004

“Law's Claim of Legitimate Authority,” in Jules L. Coleman (ed.), Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to the Concept of Law, ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Cited in: Leslie Green, “Legal Authority and Obligation,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Edward Zalta, ed.), available at http://plato.stanford.edu/; Internet

“Inclusive Legal Positivism,” in Jules L. Coleman and Scott Shapiro (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Response and commentary: Jules L. Coleman, The Practice of Principles: In Defense of the Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory, The Clarendon Lectures in Law ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Response and commentary: Jules L. Coleman, “The Conventionality Thesis,” in Ernest Sosa and Enrique Villanueva (eds.), Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy: Philosophical Issues Volume 11 (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001)

Response and commentary: Stephen R. Perry, “Method and Principle in Legal Theory: The Practice of Principle,” Yale Law Journal, vol. 111, no. 7 (May 2002)

Articles

“Information Poverty in the Developing World and the Obligation to Help the Impoverished,” forthcoming in International Review of Information Ethics

“It’s None of Your Business: Towards a Theory of Informational Privacy,” forthcoming in San Diego Law Review (Fourth Annual Editors’ Symposium)

“Information Overload, the Moral Value of Information, and the Foundations of Information Ethics: Is Information a Primary Good?,” forthcoming in Ethics and Information Technology

“Just Because You’re Smarter than Me Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell Me What to Do: Legitimate Authority and the Normal Justification Thesis,” forthcoming in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies

“Looking Back: An Assessment of Authority-Based Arguments against Inclusive Legal Positivism,” forthcoming in APA Newsletters in Philosophy and Law

“Justifying Intellectual Property Rights: Past, Present, and Future,” forthcoming in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

“Hacking as Politically Motivated Civil Disobedience,” Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communications Technologies (ETHICOMP 2005)

“Positivism and the Problem of Legal Obligation,” APA Newsletters in Philosophy and Law, vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring 2006)

“Introduction: the Problem of Legal Obligation,” APA Newsletters in Philosophy and Law, vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring 2006)

“Abundance, Rights, and Interests: Intellectual Property Rights and Principles of Fairness,” (Philip Brey, Francis Grodzinsky, Lucas Introna, editors) Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference of Computer Ethics – Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2005)

Reprinted in the UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology eScholarship Repository at http://repositories.cdlib.org/bclt/lts/

“Solving the Hard Problem of Experiential Subjectivity: A Comment on Metzinger’s Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity,” Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Research on Consciousness (available on the World Wide Web at: http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/symposia/metzinger/Himma.pdf

Response and commentary: Thomas Metzinger, forthcoming in Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Research on Consciousness

“Information and Intellectual Property Protection: Evaluating the Claim that Information Should be Free,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, vol. 4, no. 2 (Spring 2005)

Reprinted in the Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Ethics and Information Technology Conference (forthcoming)

Reprinted in the UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology eScholarship Repository at http://repositories.cdlib.org/bclt/lts/

“What is a Problem for All is a Problem for None: Substance Dualism, Physicalism, and the Mind-Body Problem,” forthcoming in American Philosophical Quarterly

“There's Something about Mary: The Moral Value of Things qua Information Objects,” forthcoming in Ethics and Information Technology

“Conceptual Analysis, the Naturalistic Turn, and Legal Philosophy,” forthcoming in Proceedings of the 22nd World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

“Positivism and the Theory of Legal Obligation,” forthcoming in Proceedings of the 22nd World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

“Judicial Authority and the Incorporation of Moral Criteria of Legality,” forthcoming in Proceedings of the 22 nd World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

“ The Moral Significance of the Interest in Information: Reflections on a Fundamental Right to Information,” forthcoming in Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society

Selected by the Conference Program Committee as one of the best papers presented at the Seventh Annual Ethics and Technology Conference

“Targeting the Innocent: Active Defense and the Moral Immunity of Innocent Persons from Aggression,” Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society, vol. 2, no. 1 (January 2004)

“The Application-Conditions for Design Inferences: Why the Design Arguments Need the Help of Other Arguments for God's Existence,” forthcoming in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

“Final Authority to Bind with Moral Mistakes: On the Explanatory Potential of Inclusive Legal Positivism,” forthcoming in Law and Philosophy

Response and commentary: Matthew H. Kramer, “Of Final Things: Morality as One of the Ultimate Determinants of Legal Validity,” forthcoming in Law and Philosophy

Response and commentary: Matthew H. Kramer, Where Law and Morality Meet and Where they Part, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2004

“Harm, Sharm, and One Extremely Creepy Argument: A Reply to Mark C. Murphy,” forthcoming in Faith and Philosophy, vol. 21, no. 2 (April 2004)

“The Ethics of Tracing Hacker Attacks through the Machines of Innocent Persons,” forthcoming in International Journal of Information Ethics (Special Issue featuring the Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), 2004)

“The Question at the Foundation of Information Ethics: Does Information have Intrinsic Value?” in Terrell Ward Bynum, Nancy Pouloudi, Simon Rogerson, and Thomas Spyrou (eds.), Challenges for the Citizen of the Information Society: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communications Technologies (ETHICOMP 2004)

“Christian Faith without Belief that God Exists: A Defense of Pojman's Conception of Faith,” forthcoming in Faith and Philosophy

“Moral Biocentrism and the Adaptive Value of Consciousness,” forthcoming in Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 42, no. 1 (Spring 2004)

“A Dualist Analysis of Abortion: Personhood and the Existence of the Self qua Subject,” forthcoming in Journal of Medical Ethics

Response and commentary: “Of Souls, Selves, and Cerebrums: A Reply to Himma,” Francis J. Beckwith, forthcoming in Journal of Medical Ethics

“A Non-Essentialist Socio-Legal Positivist Analysis of the Concept of Law,” forthcoming in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (Review essay of Brian Z. Tamanaha, A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society )

“Legitimate Authority and the Normal Justification Thesis,” Proceedings of the Second Annual Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Sciences

“ What Philosophy of Mind Can Tell Us about the Morality of Abortion: Personhood, Materialism, and the Existence of Self,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 17, no. 1 (Fall 2003), 73-93

“Trouble in Law's Empire: Rethinking Dworkin's Third Theory of Law,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 23, no. 3 (Fall 2003), 345-377

Reprinted in: Kenneth Einar Himma and Brian Bix (eds.), Law and Morality, International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Second Series (Tom Campbell, Series Editor), Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2005

“The Relationship between the Uniqueness of Computer Ethics and Its Independence as a Discipline in Applied Ethics,” in Francis S. Grodzinsky, Richard A. Spinello, and Herman T. Tavani (eds.), Proceedings for CEPE 2003 and the Sixth Annual Ethics and Technology Conference (2003), 128-142

Selected by the Conference Program Committee as one of the six best papers presented at CEPE 2003 and the Sixth Annual Ethics and Technology Conference

Reprinted with minor revisions in: Ethics and Information Technology, vol. 5, no. 4 (2004) (Special Issue: Computer Ethics in a Post-9/11 World), 225-237

“Towards a Theory of Legitimate Access: Morally Legitimate Authority and the Right of Citizens to Access the Civil Justice System,” Washington Law Review (Technology, Justice, and Values Symposium and Conference Edition), vol. 79, no. 1 (February 2004)

“Making Sense of Constitutional Disagreement: Legal Positivism, the Bill of Rights, and the Conventional Rule of Recognition in the United States,” Journal of Law in Society, vol. 4, no. 2 (Winter 2003), 149-218

Response and commentary: Matthew H. Kramer, “Of Final Things: Morality as One of the Ultimate Determinants of Legal Validity,” forthcoming in Law and Philosophy

Response and commentary: Matthew H. Kramer, Where Law and Morality Meet and Where they Part, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2004

“The Conventionality Thesis, the U.S. Constitution, and Dworkin's Semantic Sting,” Proceedings of the First Annual Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Sciences, January 2003 (ISSN #1541-5899); also available at http://www.hichumanities.org/AHproceedings/Kenneth%20Einar%20Himma.pdf

“Eternally Incorrigible: The Continuing Sin Response to the Proportionality Problem of Hell,” Religious Studies, vol. 39, no. 1 (2003), 61-78

“Prior Probabilities and Confirmation Theory: A Problem with the Fine-Tuning Argument,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, vol. 51, no. 4 (June 2002), 175-194

“It's the Rationale that Counts: A Reply to Newton,” Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 37, no. 4 (June 2002), 407-412

“Situating Dworkin: The Logical Space Between Legal Positivism and Natural Law Theory,” Oklahoma City University Law Review, vol. 27, no. 1 (Spring 2002), 41-150

“Finding a High Road: The Moral Case for Salvific Pluralism,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, vol. 52, no. 1 (August 2002), 1-33

Response and commentary: David Basinger, “Religious Diversity (Pluralism),” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Edward Zalta, ed.), available at http://plato.stanford.edu/; Internet

“Substance and Method in Conceptual Jurisprudence and Legal Theory,” Virginia Law Review, vol. 88, no. 5 (September 2002), 1119-1228 (Review essay of Jules Coleman, The Practice of Principle: In Defense of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory )

“Desert, Entitlement, and Affirmative Action: A Response to Francis Beckwith,” Social Theory and Practice, vol. 28, no. 1 (January 2002), 157-166

“Bringing Hart and Raz to the Table: Coleman's Compatibility Thesis,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 21, no. 4 (Winter 2001), 609-627

“No Harm, No Foul: Abortion and the Implications of Fetal Innocence,” Faith and Philosophy, vol. 19, no.2 (April 2002), 172-194

Response and commentary: Mark Murphy, “Pro-Choice and Presumption: A Reply to Kenneth Einar Himma,” forthcoming in Faith and Philosophy, vol. 20, no. 2 (April 2003)

“On the Definition of Unconscionable Racial and Sexual Slurs,” Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 33, no. 3 (Fall 2002), 512-522

“The Instantiation Thesis and Raz's Critique of Inclusive Positivism,” Law and Philosophy, vol. 20, no. 1 (January 2001), 61-79

Cited in: Leslie Green, “Legal Positivism,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Edward Zalta, ed.), available at http://plato.stanford.edu/; Internet

“Discrimination and Disidentification: The Fair-Start Defense of Affirmative Action,” Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 30, no. 3 (April 2001)

Response and commentary: Lisa H. Newton, “A Fair Defense of a False Start: A Reply to Kenneth Himma,” Journal of Business Ethics, no. 33, vol. 2 (September 2001), 145-149

“Ambiguously Stung: Dworkin's Semantic Sting Reconfigured,” Legal Theory, vol. 8, no. 2 (June 2002), 145-184

Cited in: Jules L. Coleman, The Practice of Principle: In Defense of the Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory, The Clarendon Lectures in Law ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

“H.L.A. Hart and the Practical Difference Thesis,” Legal Theory, vol. 6, no. 1 (March 2000), 1-43

Response and commentary: Jules L. Coleman, The Practice of Principles: In Defence of the Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory, The Clarendon Lectures in Law ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Response and commentary: Scott J. Shapiro, “Law, Morality, and the Guidance of Conduct,” Legal Theory, vol. 6, no. 2 (June 2000)

“Incorporationism and the Objectivity of Moral Norms,” Legal Theory, vol. 5, no. 4 (December 1999), 415-434

“Judicial Discretion and the Concept of Law,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 19, no. 1 (Spring 1999), 71-82

“Waluchow's Defense of Inclusive Positivism,” Legal Theory, vol. 5, no. 1 (March 1999), 101-116

“Positivism, Naturalism, and the Obligation to Obey Law,” Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 36, no. 2 (Summer 1998), 145-62

“A Critique of UNOS Liver Allocation Policy,” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, vol. 8, no. 3 (Summer 1999), 311-320

Response and commentary: James F. Burdick, M.D. (former president of UNOS), “The Complexities of Organ Allocation Policy: Response to Himma,” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2000), 275-280

“Constraining Physician Discretion: Reply to Burdick,” forthcoming in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2000)

“The Epistemic Sense of the Pedigree Thesis,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 80, no. 1 (1999), 46-63

“The Interpretation of Mill's Utilitarianism,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 4 (October 1998), 455-74

“Thomson's Violinist and Conjoined Twins,” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, vol. 8, no. 4 (Fall 1999), 428-435

Response and commentary: J.K. Davis, “Physical Interdependence and Abortion,” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, vol. 8, no. 4 (Fall 1999), 435-439

Reprinted in: Belinda Bennett (ed.), The International Library of Medicine, Ethics, and Law: Abortion (Aldershot UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2004)

Response and commentary: M.Q. Bratton and S.B. Chetwynd, “One into Two Won't Go: Conceptualizing Conjoined Twins,” Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 30 (2004)

Response and commentary: Y.M. Barilan, “Abortion, Mutilation, and Environmental Ethics: Lessons from Three Thought Experiments,” Ethik in der Medizin, vol. 15, no. 4 (December 2003)

Response and commentary: Y.M. Barilan, “One or Two: An Examination of the Recent Case of Conjoined Twins from Malta,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, vol. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2003)

Response and commentary: David Wasserman, “Killing Mary to Save Jodie: Conjoined Twins and Individual Rights,” Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, vol. 21, no. 1 (Winter 2001)

“Reply to Davis,” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, vol. 9, no. 1 (Winter 2000), 120-122

“Functionalism and Legal Theory: The Hart-Fuller Debate Revisited,” De Philosophia, vol. 14, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 1998), 211-232

“A Note on Fatalism,” Kinesis, vol. 25, no. 1 (Summer 1998), 36-43

Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

“Philosophical Foundations of Intellectual Property in Information,” (with Adam Moore) forthcoming in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Edward Zalta, ed.)

“Law and Morality,” forthcoming in IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law (Aleksander Peczenik, ed.)

“Legal Obligation,” forthcoming in IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law (Aleksander Peczenik, ed.)

“Legal Positivism,” forthcoming in IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law (Aleksander Peczenik, ed.)

“Cosmological Arguments for the Existence of God,” forthcoming in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Divine Command Theories of Morality,” forthcoming in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Ontological Arguments for the Existence of God,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Teleological/Design Arguments for the Existence of God,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Legal Positivism,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Natural Law,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

Translated into Chinese (Xu Shuang, trans.) and reprinted as “Trends in Contemporary Natural Law Theory in the United States ” Modern Legal Science, vol. 24, no. 1 (February 2002), 139-145

“Philosophy of Law,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Legal Indeterminacy,” forthcoming in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (James Fieser, ed.), available from http://www.utm.edu/research/iep; Internet

“Interpretive Theory of Law,” forthcoming in FOLDOP 2.4: Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy (Luciano Floridi, ed.), available from http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop; Internet

“Legal Positivism,” forthcoming in FOLDOP 2.4: Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy (Luciano Floridi, ed.), available from http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop; Internet

“Natural Law Theories of Legality,” forthcoming in FOLDOP 2.4: Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy (Luciano Floridi, ed.), available from http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop; Internet

“Legal Realism,” forthcoming in FOLDOP 2.4: Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy (Luciano Floridi, ed.), available from http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop; Internet

“Critical Legal Studies,” forthcoming in FOLDOP 2.4: Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy (Luciano Floridi, ed.), available from http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop; Internet

“Fine-Tuning Argument,” forthcoming in FOLDOP 2.4: Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy (Luciano Floridi, ed.), available from http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop; Internet

Book Reviews

Review of Crimes Against Humanity, by Larry May, forthcoming in Philosophical Books

Review of The Nature of the Mind: An Introduction, by Peter Carruthers, forthcoming in Metapsychology ; available from http://mentalhealth.net/books; Internet

Review of Ethics and Technology: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology, by Herman T. Tavani, forthcoming in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Review of An Introduction to Rights, by William Edmundson, forthcoming in Law and Politics Book Review

Review of Deeper than Darwin: The Prospects for Religion in the Age of Evolution, by John Haught, Metapsychology ; available from http://mentalhealth.net/books; Internet

Review of The Library's Legal Answer Book, by Mary Minow and Tomas A. Lipinski, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 55, no. 3 (2003), 276-278

Review of Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity, by Thomas Metzinger, Metapsychology ; available from http://mentalhealth.net/books; Internet

Review of Consciousness Recovered: The Psychological Functions and Origins of Conscious Thought, by George Mandler, Metapsychology ; available from http://mentalhealth.net/books; Internet

Review of The Radical Academy Philosophy Website (http://radicalacademy.com), APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, vol. 2, no. 2 (Spring 2003), 93-94

Review of The Ethics of Cyberspace, by Cees J. Hamelink, forthcoming in Teaching Philosophy

Review of CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, by Richard Spinello, forthcoming in Ethics and Information Technology

Review of The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them, by Owen Flanagan, Metapsychology ; available from http://mentalhealth.net/books; Internet

Review of Beyond Our Control? Confronting the Limits of Our Legal System in Cyberspace, by Stuart Biegel, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 54, no. 6 (April 2003), 589-591

Review of From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis, by Frank Jackson, forthcoming in Teaching Philosophy

Review of Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy, by Russell Hardin, forthcoming in Economics and Philosophy

Review of In Our Own Image: Eugenics and the Genetic Modification of People, by David Galton, Metapsychology ; available from http://mentalhealth.net/books; Internet

Review of Evaluation and Legal Theory, by Julie Dickson, Law and Politics Book Review, vol. 11, no. 12 (December 2001), 567-569 ; available from http://www.unt.edu/lpbr/; Internet

Review of Bounds of Justice, by Onora O'Neil, Philosophical Inquiry, vol. 24, nos. 1-2 (Winter-Spring 2002), 111-113

Review of The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity, by Kevin Meeker and Philip L. Quinn (eds.), forthcoming in Philosophical Books

Review of Objectivity in Law and Morals, by Brian Leiter (ed.), forthcoming in Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques

Review of Equality, Responsibility, and the Law, by Arthur Ripstein, Law and Politics Book Review, vol. 11, no. 5 (May 2001), 257-260; available from http://www.unt.edu/lpbr/; Internet

Review of Coercion: A Nonevaluative Approach, by Michael Rhodes, forthcoming in Teaching Philosophy

Review of Normativity, by Jonathan Dancy (ed.), Philosophical Books, vol. 42, no. 4 (October 2001), 303-305

Review of Great Cases in Constitutional Law, by Robert P. George, Teaching Philosophy, vol. 24, no. 4 (December 2001)

Review of In Defense of Natural Law, by Robert P. George, Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, vol. 20, no. 4 (August 2000), 255-257

Review of Moral Combat: The Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism, by Heidi M. Hurd, Philosophical Books, vol. 42, no. 4 (October 2001), 312-313

Review of Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations, by Larry Alexander (ed.), Law and Politics Book Review, vol. 10, no. 2 (February 2000), 96-99, available from http://www.unt.edu/lpbr/; Internet

Review of A Sceptical Theory of Morality and Law, by James Allan, Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, vol. 20, no. 1 (February 2000), 1-3

Review of Law and Disagreement, by Jeremy Waldron, Philosophical Books, vol. 41, no. 2 (April 2000), 138-140

Review of Feminist Jurisprudence, by Patricia Smith (ed.), APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, vol. 98, no. 2 (Spring 1999), 101-102

Review of Autonomy, Authority, and Moral Responsibility, by Thomas May, Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, vol. 19, no. 2 (April 1999), 131-133

Review of Analyzing Law: New Essays in Legal Theory, by Brian Bix (ed.), Law and Politics Book Review, vol. 9, no. 2 (February 1999), 62-65, available from http://www.unt.edu/lpbr/; Internet

Review of Rape: A Philosophical Investigation, by Keith Burgess-Jackson, Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, vol. 18, no. 6 (December 1998), 400-01

Review of Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution, by Ronald Dworkin, Auslegung, vol. 23, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2000)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“It's morally right to forgive debilitating Third-World debt,” Seattle Times, Thursday, September 16, 2004, sec. B, p. 7

“Do public libraries have an institutional duty to act as political advocates? A comment on Article III of the ALA Library Bill of Rights,” forthcoming in Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal, vol. 20 (July 2004)

“An indelicate balancing act? The Patriot Act, intellectual freedom, and national security,” forthcoming in The Information School iNews, vol. 3, no. 3 (Summer 2003)

“Pitting intellectual freedom against the protection of children: the possibility of an ‘ideal' filter,” Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (March 2003), pp. 29-30

“It matters how chickens are treated,” Seattle Times, Friday, July 7, 2000, sec. B, p. 7

“Fed sacrifices poor on altar of inflation,” Vancouver Columbian, Sunday, May 28, 2000, sec. B, p. 11

“Time is right for a more progressive income tax,” Vancouver Columbian, Tuesday, September 14, 1999, sec. A, p. 11

“Animal domination: put down the harpoon and Big Mac,” Vancouver Columbian, Thursday, May 27, 1999, sec. A, p. 13

“Build a subway instead of surface rail and monorail,” The Seattle Press, vol. 13, no. 4, April 21 – May 4, 1999, p. 6

“Despite I-200, unconscious bias exists,” Vancouver Columbian, Wednesday, March 31, 1999, sec. A, p. 11

“State should ban smoking in bars, eateries,” Vancouver Columbian, Sunday, February 7, 1999, sec. B, p. 11

“Light-rail opposition bodes ill for monorail,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday, January 23, 1999, sec. A, p. 9

“Women and persons of color entitled to preferences,” Washington State Bar News, vol. 52, no. 10 (October 1998), 7-11

“Time to move on; forget costly monorail plan,” Seattle Times, Friday, September 18, 1998, sec. B, p. 5

“Returning balls to McGwire was a foolish decision,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, Saturday, September 12, 1998, p. 34

“Save Belltown from its own success,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday, July 14, 1998, sec. A, p. 9

“Financial incentives would attract thousands of organ donors,” Tacoma News-Tribune, Tuesday, June 30, 1998, sec. A, p. 7

“Affirmative action and academic disidentification,” Seattle Times, Friday, June 26, 1998, sec. B, p. 5

“Not all race- and sex-based preferences violate rights,” Tacoma News-Tribune, Sunday, April 5, 1998, sec. B, p. 9

“Bon garage the best site for new library,” Seattle Times, Friday, December 19, 1997, sec. B, p. 5

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Invited Presentations

“It’s None of Your Business: Towards a Theory of Informational Privacy,” Conference on Informational Privacy: Philosophical Foundations and Legal Implications, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (April 27-28, 2007)

“Information Poverty in the Developing World and the Obligation to Help the Impoverished,” Africa Information Ethics Symposium, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (February 2007)

“Conceptual Analysis, the Naturalistic Turn, and Legal Philosophy,” Central University for Nationalities, Beijing, China (November 2006)

“Hart and Austin Together Again: Positivism and Legal Obligation,” Central University for Nationalities, Beijing, China (November 2006)

Invited Participant, “Law, Liberty, and Morality,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, University of San Diego Law School, San Diego, CA (October 5-8, 2006)

“A Moral Justification for Legal Protection of Intellectual Property,” Montana State University, Bozeman, MN (September 2006)

“Hart and Austin Together Again: Positivism and Legal Obligation,” 23rd World Congress of the IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Krakow, Poland (August 2007)

“Hart and Austin Together Again: Positivism and Legal Obligation,” Ono Academic College Conference on Legal Positivism, Democracy and Constitutional Interpretation, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY (May 2006)

Invited Participant, 11th Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (April 2006)

Invited Comment, Information Ethics Roundtable, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland, OR (2006)

Invited Participant, Third Annual Constitutional Theory Conference, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (November 18-19 2005)

Invited Participant, “What Philosophers are Saying about the Doctrine of Hell,” 2005 Wheaton Philosophy Conference, Wheaton, IL (October 22-22, 2005)

“Judicial Authority and the Incorporation of Moral Criteria of Legality,” 22 nd World Congress of the IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Granada, Spain (May 2005)

“Positivism and the Theory of Legal Obligation,” 22nd World Congress of the IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Granada, Spain (May 2005)

“Conceptual Analysis, the Naturalistic Turn, and Legal Philosophy,” 22nd World Congress of the IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Granada, Spain (May 2005)

Invited Participant, 10th Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX (April 2005)

“Resurrecting Austin: Coercive Enforcement and the Theory of Legal Obligation,” School of Law, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (March 2005)

“Why Design Arguments for the Existence of God are Not Simply Bad Science; They are Not Science at All,” Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA (March 2005)

“Legal Positivism,” Seminar for the IVR Online Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (December 2004)

Invited Participant, Second Annual Constitutional Theory Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, NY (October 2004)

“The Ethics of Tracing Hacker Attacks through the Machines of Innocent Persons,” First Congress of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE 2004): Localizing the Internet, Karslruhe, Germany (October 2004)

“Just a Trim around the Edges, Please: Legal Positivism's Conventionality Thesis and the Methodology of Conceptual Analysis,” Panel Discussion on Positivism after Hart and Dworkin, 21 st World Congress of the IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (August 2003) (with Jules Coleman, Detlef von Daniels, Leslie Green, and Wilfrid Waluchow)

Invited Participant, 8 th Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, UK (May 2003)

Workshop on the Rule of Recognition and Written Constitutions, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, 2003 (with Matthew Adler, Michael Dorf, Leslie Green, Kent Greenawalt, Anthony Sebok, Jeremy Waldron, Ben Zipursky)

“The Relationship between the Uniqueness of Computer Ethics and Its Independence as a Discipline in Applied Ethics,” University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2003

“The Moral Case for Christian Inclusivism,” Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 2002

“Final Authority: Morally Mistaken Validity Decisions and the Descriptive Adequacy of Inclusive Positivism,” 7 th Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, CN, 2002

Commentator: Jeremy Waldron, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Law and Philosophy, Columbia University School of Law

“Some Realism about Positivism: Why Dworkin Loses, Even if Riggs Wins,” (with Ronald Moore) University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2002

“Conceptual Jurisprudence and the Intelligibility of Law's Claim to Obligate,” Invited Panel on Jules Coleman's The Practice of Principle (with Jules Coleman, John Gardner, Stephen Perry, and Ben Zipursky), Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID 2002

“The Conventionality Thesis, the U.S. Constitution, and Dworkin's Semantic Sting,” University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2001

Invited Participant, 6 th Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, 2001

“Consent, Rationality, and the Justification of Authority,” The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2001

Invited Participant, 5 th Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY, 2000

“Doubly Stung: Two Versions of Dworkin's Semantic Sting,” Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, 1999

Conference Papers

Intellectual Property and the Idea of a Morally Protected Commons,” 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Charlotte, N.C. (October 28- November 2, 2005)

“Hacking as Politically Motivated Civil Disobedience,” Eighth International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communications Technologies (ETHICOMP 2005), Linkoping, Sweden, September 2005

"Intellectual Property and the Idea of a Morally Protected Information Commons," 2005 North American Computing and Philosophy Meeting (2005 NA-CAP), Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR, August 2005

“Abundance, Rights, and Interests: Intellectual Property Rights and Principles of Fairness,” 2005 International Conference of Computer Ethics – Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2005), University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, July 2005

“Information and Intellectual Property Protection: Evaluating the Claim that Information Should be Free,” Eighth Annual Ethics and Technology Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2005

“One of You is All There Can Be: Physicalism and the Existence of Conscious Subjects,” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, April 2005

“The Prohibition Against Torture: Is Torture Ever Permissible?” 2004 Meeting of the American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Palo Alto, CA, November 2004

“The Question at the Foundation of Information Ethics: Does Information Have Intrinsic Value?” 2004 North American Computing and Philosophy Conference at Carnegie Mellon (CAP@CMU), New York, NY, August 2004

“ The Moral Significance of the Interest in Information: Reflections on a Fundamental Right to Information,” Seventh Annual Ethics and Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2004

Selected by the Conference Program Committee as one of the best papers presented at the Seventh Annual Ethics and Technology Conference (2 nd consecutive year for such an honor)

“The Question at the Foundation of Information Ethics: Does Information have Intrinsic Value?” Seventh International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communications Technologies (ETHICOMP 2004), University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece, April 2004

“Deathbed Conversions by the Wicked: The Problem of Unresolved Wrongdoing,” Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific/Mountain Plains Regional Meeting, La Mirada, CA, February 2004

“Legitimate Authority and the Normal Justification Thesis,” Second Annual Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Sciences, Honolulu, HI, January 2004

“The Relationship between the Uniqueness of Computer Ethics and Its Independence as a Discipline in Applied Ethics,” Conference on Issues in Computer Ethics: Practical and Theoretical, Rochester, NY, October 2003

“The Relationship between the Uniqueness of Computer Ethics and Its Independence as a Discipline in Applied Ethics,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, Portland, OR, October 2003

“The Relationship between the Uniqueness of Computer Ethics and Its Independence as a Discipline in Applied Ethics,” Sixth Annual Ethics & Technology Conference, Boston, MA, 2003

Selected by the Conference Program Committee as one of the six best papers presented at CEPE 2003 and the Sixth Annual Ethics and Technology Conference

“Why Design Arguments for the Existence of God Beg the Question,” Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific/Mountain Plains Regional Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2003

“The Conventionality Thesis, the U.S. Constitution, and Dworkin's Semantic Sting Argument,” First Annual Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, 2003

“Terrorism, Collateral Damage, and the Bombing of Civilians in Wartime: A Deontological Comparison,” 2002 Meeting of the American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Washington, D.C., 2002

“One of You is All There Can Be: Ontological Physicalism and the Concept of Self,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, Portland, OR, 2002

“Design Inferences, Fine-Tuning, and the Prior Probability of Divine Intelligent Agency: What the Fine-Tuning Argument Shows,” 46 th Annual Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (Symposium on Science, Philosophy, and Religion), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2002

“The Conventionality Thesis, the U.S. Constitution, and Dworkin's Semantic Sting,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 2002

“Prior Probabilities and Confirmation Theory: A Problem with the Fine-Tuning Argument,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, 2001

“Prior Probabilities and Confirmation Theory: A Problem with the Fine-Tuning Argument,” Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, 2001

“Prior Probabilities and Confirmation Theory: A Problem with the Fine-Tuning Argument,” Eastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, 2001

“The Instantiation Thesis and Raz's Critique of Inclusive Positivism,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 2001

“Conceptual Jurisprudence and the Obligation to Obey Law,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, 2000

“Does Law Necessarily Claim Authority?” 22 nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Social and Political Philosophy, 2000

“Does Law Necessarily Claim Authority?” North Texas Philosophical Association Spring Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2000

“Legitimate Authority and the Normal Justification Thesis,” APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2000

“Does Law Necessarily Claim Legitimate Authority?” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, 2000

“Consent, Rationality, and the Justification of Authority,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 2000

“Legitimate Authority and the Normal Justification Thesis,” University of Texas at San Antonio Philosophy Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 1999

“H.L.A. Hart and the Practical Difference Thesis,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, 1999

“The Relationship between Divine Foreknowledge and Fatalism,” Pacific Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, 1999

“Thomson's Violinist and Conjoined Twins,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, Eugene, OR, 1998

Conference Comments

Comment on “Same-Sex Marriage in a Free Society: Between Toleration and Recognition,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2006

Comment on Jeffrey Brand-Ballard, “Transcending the Debate between Inclusive and Exclusive Legal Positivists,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2005

Comment on Gerald Doppelt, “Can Political Liberalism Deliver Equality in the Social-Bases of Self-Respect?” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, Bellevue, WA, October 2004

Comment on Brian Frances, “Why You're So Ignorant, and Why That's a Good Thing,” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, April 2004

Comment on Robert Card, “Social Psychology, Character, and Pure Aretaic Ethics,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, Portland, OR, October 2003

Comment on Robert Mackey, “Artifacts without Functions,” 13 th Biennial International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Park City, UT, 2003

Comment on Pieter Vermaas, “Functional Ascription to Technical Artefacts,” 13 th Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Park City, UT, 2003

Comment on Till Grüne, “Why Don't You Want to be Rich? Interpreting Preferences on the Basis of Causal Structure,” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, 2003

Comment on Jonathan F. Garthoff, “Zarathustra's Dilemma and the Embodiment of Moral Ideals,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003

Comment on James Sage, “Two Senses of ‘Reliability' in Evolutionary Epistemology,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, Portland, OR, 2002

Comment on Nir Eisikovits, “Moral Luck and the Criminal Law,” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, 2002

Comment on Pam R. Sailors, “Promethean Problems: Objections to Human Cloning,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 2002

Comment on Paul Newberry, “Overcoming Resentment,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, 2001

Comment on Carlo Filice, “The Libertarian Self,” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, 2001

Comment on James Humber, “Beyond Stockholders and Stakeholders: A Plea for Corporate Moral Autonomy,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 2001

Comment on Todd Long, “Guidance Control and Moderate Reasons Responsiveness,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, 2000

Comment on Lars Axel Petersen, “A Philosophical Approach to Intellectual Property Rights: The Question of Justification,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 2000

Comment on Jeffrey Stolle, “The Erotic Command of Modern Ethics,” Northwest Conference on Philosophy, 1999

Comment on Anthony Skelton, “On Preferences and Welfarism,” Western Canadian Philosophical Association Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1999

Comment on Timothy Chappell, “Gods, Earwigs and Option Ranges,” Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, ID, 1999

Comment on David Shoemaker, “Justifying Justification: Identity, Community, and Moral Motivation,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Memphis, TN, 1999

GOVERNMENT PRESENTATIONS

Briefing on Active Defense, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Criminal Justice Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC (February 5, 2004)

CLE PRESENTATIONS

“Theories of Political Legitimacy,” University of Washington Continuing Legal Education Program, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA (December 19, 2005)

Panelist, “Ethics of Global Outsourcing,” Ethics and Public Life,” Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (April 29, 2005)

Panelist, “Ethics and Legal Deception: Winning without Spam,” Negotiation Psychology, Science and Ethics for Attorneys (with Peter Jarvis, Bill Bishbin, and James Humes, speechwriter to former President Nixon), Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (April 22, 2005)

Discussant, Moderated Discussion of Video Replay of “The Ethics of Excellence”, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 30, 2004)

“Privacy and the Ethics of Information Technology,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

Panelist, “Reinforce Your Intuition to Avoid Ethical Temptation,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

Panelist, “Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in a Post 9-11 World,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

Panelist, “The Ethics of Punishment,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

Panelist, “Darwin on Trial?,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

Panelist, “Ethics at the Speed of Law Plus Jane Fonda, J.D.,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

Panelist, “Attorney Duties to Aspire,” The Ethics of Excellence, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 21, 2004)

“Theories of Constitutional Interpretation,” University of Washington Continuing Legal Education Program, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA (forthcoming December 2004)

Panelist, “Moral Decisionmaking in Troubled Times,” 17 th Annual Ethics Seminar, Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR (forthcoming November 5, 2004)

Panelist, “Medico-Legal Ethics: Critical Issues of Law, Conscience, and Autonomy at the Beginning and End of Life,” Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (forthcoming, September 16, 2004 )

“Why We are Ethically Obligated to Forgive the Debts of Developing Nations,” The Ethics of Economic Justice, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (forthcoming August 19, 2004 )

“Self-Help on the Internet: The Law, Ethics, and Tactics of Hacking Back Against Computer Attack,” (with David Dittrich, Information Security, University of Washington; Ivan Orton, King County Prosecutor's Office; and John Christiansen; Preston, Gates and Ellis), 2004 American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA ( August 7, 2004 )

Panelist, “Who are the Activists? Linguistic and Ethical Assumptions in the Debate over the Constitutional Right to Privacy,” The Ethics of Privacy, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( July 15, 2004 )

“The Law and Ethics of Electronic Discovery,” Data Security, Sponsored by Law Seminars International, Seattle, WA ( June 28, 2004 )

Discussant, “Classical Ethics and Civil Rights: War Crimes and Prisoner Abuse,” (Moderated Discussion of Video Replay), Emerald Education, Olympia, WA ( June 30, 2004 )

Panelist, “Rhetorical Flourishes and Puffing as Misrepresentation,” The Ethics of Rhetoric (with Peter Jarvis, Bill Bishbin, and James Humes, speechwriter to former President Nixon), Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (June 17, 2004)

“Classical Foundations for Legal Ethics,” Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( May 20, 2004 )

Panelist, “Drug Prosecution, Sentencing, and Incarceration: Should You Spend Significant Time Caring about Incarcerated Drug Dealers?” Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( May 20, 2004 )

Panelist, “Expanding the USA Patriot Act: Can Individual Sacrifice be Legitimately Required for National Security?” Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( May 20, 2004 )

“The Ethics of Affirmative Action Programs,” Initiative 200: What Does the Future Hold for Affirmative Action Programs?, Sponsored by the King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA (forthcoming March 26, 2004 )

Comment on Louis Wolcher, “The Ethical Use of Technology,” Symposium on Technology, Values, and the Justice System, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA (January 17, 2004)

Discussant, CLE Goes to the Movies (Moderated Discussion of Video Replay of “The Ethics of Aspiration”), Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 30, 2003 )

“Classical Foundations for Legal Ethics,” The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 16, 2003 )

Comment on Judge John C. Coughenour, “Barely Legal – or Substantially Just?” The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 16, 2003 )

Panelist, “Drug Prosecution, Sentencing, and Incarceration: Should You Spend Significant Time Caring about Incarcerated Drug Dealers?” The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 16, 2003 )

Panelist, “The Legal Profession as Public Trust: Is Substantial Pro Bono Service a Moral Imperative for Every Attorney,” The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA (December 16, 2003)

Panelist, “The Ethics of Deception: Is Lawful Puffery and Misdirection Morally Blameless,” The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 16, 2003 )

Panelist, “Expanding the Patriot Act” (U.S. Attorney John McKay, Speaker), The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 16, 2003 )

Panelist, “Animal Law and Ethics” (Adam Karp, Speaker), The Ethics of Aspiration: How to Avoid What's Wrong – Even When It's Legal, Emerald Education, Seattle, WA ( December 16, 2003 )

“Recent Developments in Legal Philosophy,” University of Washington Continuing Legal Education Program, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA (December 12, 2003)

Panelist, “Is it Legal to ‘Hack Back' against a Cyberattack? Is it Ethical? Is it Smart?” (with Dave Dittrich, University of Washington, and John Christiansen, Preston, Gates and Ellis) Third Annual Cybercrime and Computer Security Conference, Sponsored by the King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA ( November 21, 2003 )

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

“Global Poverty, Jubilee, and the Moral Obligation to Help the Poor,” JustFaith Program, Social Justice Outreach Group, St. Assisi Church, Burien, WA (January 17, 2006)

“Global Poverty, Jubilee, and the Moral Obligation to Help the Poor,” Guest Lecturer, Seattle Pacific University, Course in Economic Geography (Kathleen Braden, Instructor) Seattle, WA (November 2005)

“The Ethics of Hacking and Hacking Back in Self-Defense,” University of Washington Center of Internet Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (February 2005)

“Information Ethics and Rights,” University of Washington Information School (with Adam Moore), Seattle, WA ( October 15, 2004 )

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “What Really Happened on 9-11,” Kent Regional Public Library, Kent WA ( September 11, 2004 )

“Our Ethical Obligations to Help the Poor in Developing Nations,” (on behalf of Jubilee Northwest) Rolling Thunder Down Home Democracy Tour, Seattle, WA ( July 31, 2004 )

“Ethical Theory for 21 st Century Managers,” UW-SK Global Management Program 2004, University of Washington Business School Executive Programs, Seattle, WA ( July 19, 2004 )

“Moral Skepticism and Moral Objectivity,” University of Washington Air Force ROTC, Seattle, WA ( April 8, 2004 )

“The Duty to Help the Hungry and Homeless,” WashPIRG Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Banquet, Seattle, WA ( November 20, 2003 )

Moderator, Public Discussion of Intellectual Freedom and the Library Profession, Sponsored by the iSchool Connection, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (November 14, 2003)

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “Natural Connections,” Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life,” Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, WA ( October 28, 2003 )

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “What's Up with the Weather?” Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life,” Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, WA ( October 21, 2003 )

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “Gene Squad,” Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life,” Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, WA ( October 14, 2003 )

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “Our Genes, Our Choices: Who Gets to Know?” Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life,” Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, WA ( October 7, 2003 )

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “Into the Body,” Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life,” Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, WA ( September 23, 2003 )

Facilitator, Public Discussion of “Atomic Age: I Am Become Death: They Made the Bomb,” Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life,” Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, WA ( September 16, 2003 )

“The Ethics of Active Defenses against Hacker Attacks,” First Post-Agora Active Defense Workshop, Seattle, WA ( September 12, 2003 )

“The Duty to Help the Hungry and Homeless,” WashPIRG Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Banquet, Seattle, WA (April 2003)

“The Rule of Recognition and the U.S. Constitution,” Guest Lecturer, Modern Legal Philosophy: The Books (Jeremy Waldron, Instructor), Columbia University Law School, New York, NY (February 2003)

EDITORIAL BOARDS AND EDITORSHIPS

Executive Editor, IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law

Editorial Board, International Journal of Information Ethics

Editorial Board, INSEIT Annual Journal (International Society of Ethics and Information Technology)

Editorial Board, IVR Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Member, APA Committee on Philosophy and Law, (July 2006 – July 2009)

Chair, Election Committee, INSEIT (International Society of Ethics and Information Technology) (2005-2006)

Program Committee, CEPE 2007 (Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry), San Diego, CA (July 2007)

Co-chair, Program Committee, 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Seoul, South Korea (2007)

Program Committee, 21st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Dijon, France (April 2006)

Program Committee, ETHICOMP 2005, Linkoping, Sweden (September 2005)

Director, Working Group “Problems of Legitimacy and the Judicial Power,” 22nd World Congress of the IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy), Granada, Spain (May 2005)

Helped organize “Technology, Values, and Access to Justice,” a symposium jointly sponsored by the Access to Justice Committee, the Information School, Washington Law Review, and the University of Washington Law School, January 2004

Helped organize the program for the 2002 meeting of the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference (Topic: Law and Social Justice), April 2004

Editorial Assistant, Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, Jules L. Coleman and Scott Shapiro (eds.), forthcoming Oxford University Press

Reviewer for The Internet Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reviewer for Topics in Contemporary Philosophy (Volume IV): Explanation and Causation, forthcoming MIT Press

Reviewer for Wadsworth Publishing Company

Reviewer for Routledge Publishing Company

Reviewer for Oxford University Press

Reviewer for Longman Publishers

Referee for Law and Philosophy

Referee for Legal Theory

Referee for International Journal of Information Ethics

Referee for American Philosophical Quarterly

Referee for Social Theory and Practice

Referee for Journal of Medical Ethics

Referee for International Journal of Politics and Ethics

Referee for Southern Journal of Philosophy

Referee for Journal of Business Ethics

Area Editor (Philosophy of Law) for EpistemeLinks.Com

Area Editor (Philosophy of Law) for Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Legal Consultant for Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Legal Consultant for Philosophical Films

Referee for Second Annual Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Sciences, Honolulu, HI, January 2004

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2005-2007 Diversity Committee (Beginning 09/05)
2005-Present Faculty Advisor, Young Democrats Club

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

2002-2003 Policy Search Committee (iSchool)
2001-2002 Graduate Admissions (Philosophy)
2001-2002 Graduate Program Review Committee (Philosophy)
1994-1995 Curriculum Committee (Philosophy)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2004-Present Coalition for Dialogue and Community Seattle, WA

Member. The coalition is working to improve the tone and quality of political dialogue in the community by staging discussions on timely issues that are inclusive, diverse, non-partisan, and open.

 
2004-Present Jubilee Northwest Coalition Seattle, WA

Member, Steering Committee. The coalition is working to secure unconditional cancellation of debts owed to the United States by impoverished developing nations, among other things, by persuading the U.S. Congress to adopt a resolution that forgives these debts. It also promotes global economic policies that would reduce poverty in the world.

     
2002-2003 National Video Resources Seattle, WA
Serving as resident scholar for public discussion of The Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life, a film series hosted by the King County Library System. The series is jointly sponsored by National Video Resources and the American Library Association Public Programs, and has received extensive funding from the National Sciences Foundation.
     
2001-2004 WSBA Access to Justice Committee Seattle, WA
Member of the Jurisprudence and History Section of the Access to Justice/Technology Bill of Rights Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, which is attempting to develop a set of principles that will enable courts to apply new technologies in legal practice while ensuring equal access to the justice system.
     
1998-2000 Belltown Community Council Seattle, WA
Assisted in the revival of the Belltown Community Council and currently serving as a member of the council.
     
1997-1998 Allied Arts Seattle, WA
Served as a member of the Urban Environment Committee.
     
1995-1996 The Learning Network Seattle, WA
Assisted in development of a volunteer program providing computer technology, support, and training to U.S. schools, and educational supplies to Latin American schools. Assisted in preparation of grant proposals.
     
1992-1996 American Civil Liberties Union Seattle, WA
Donated approximately 400 hours per year as a volunteer attorney. Worked on cases involving constitutional and civil rights law.
     
1990-1991 The Public Interest Los Angeles, CA
Provided pro bono legal representation to indigent persons.
     
1987-1989 Prisoner Counseling Project Seattle, WA
Consulted with inmates at Monroe Penitentiary regarding questions of law. Assisted with legal research and writing.

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

California State Bar Association (inactive)

Washington State Bar Association (inactive)

United States District Court, Central District of California

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Religion

American Association of Law Schools (Jurisprudence Section)

American Association of Philosophy Teachers

American Association of University Professors

American Bar Association

American Philosophical Association

American Political Science Association (Law and Courts Section)

American Society for Information Science and Technology

American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Center for Theology and Natural Sciences

Institute of Communications Ethics

International Association for Computing and Philosophy

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

International Center for Information Ethics

International Society for Ethics and Information Technology

Internet Society

North American Society for Social Philosophy

Society for Ethics

Society for Philosophy and Technology

Society of Christian Philosophers

MISCELLANEOUS

Who’s Who In America (60th Edition); Interviewed by Rochester Business Journal, Rochester, NY

REFERENCES

Brian Bix, Frederick W. Thomas Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Minnesota Law School

Laurence BonJour, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington

Jules L. Coleman, Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School

Robert Coburn, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington

William A. Edmundson, Professor of Law and Philosophy, Georgia State University

Matthew H. Kramer, Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

C. Stephen Layman, Professor of Philosophy, Seattle Pacific University

Ronald Moore, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington

Stephen R. Perry, John O'Brien Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Jean Roberts, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington

Scott J. Shapiro, Associate Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

William Talbott, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington

Corey Washington, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland

 

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