Brian Leiter is the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence for The University of Chicago Law School and Founder and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago. He earned an AB in philosophy from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan.
As an expert in moral, political, and legal philosophy, Leiter has published many works, including Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy, Moral Psychology with Nietzsche, and Why Tolerate Religion. He is a sought-after speaker, delivering prestigious lectures such as the Paolo Bozzi Prize Address at the University of Turin, and the Julius Stone Address in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney.
A prolific writer, Leiter has also written many journal articles. The most recent of which, “Foucalt As A Kind of Realist: Genealogical Critique and the Debunking of the Human Sciences”, was published in Inquiry, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, in 2020. He is a founder of the International Society for Nietzsche Studies. Since 2000, he has served as a faculty advisor for the Student Chapter for the National Lawyers Guild. He has also been a chair of the Graduate Studies Committee at the University of Texas-Austin Law School since 1999.
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