John Deigh joined the law school faculty in 2003 after twenty years of teaching at Northwestern University. He is also a profesor in the philosophy department. His primary areas of research are moral and political philosophy. He is widely known for his work in moral psychology. He is the author of Emotions, Values, and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2008) and The Sources of Moral Agency (Cambridge University Press, 1996). His recent articles include "Promises Under Fire" (Ethics, 2002), "Emotion and the Authority of Law: Variations on Themes in Bentham and Austin" (in S. Bandes [ed.], The Passions of Law [New York University Press, 1999]), "All Kinds of Guilt" (Law and Philosophy, 1999) and "Physician Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia: Some Relevant Differences," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1998). Other articles include "Cognitivism in the Theory of Emotions" (Ethics, 1994), "On Rights and Responsibilities" (Law and Philosophy, 1988) and "Rights and the Authority of Law" (University of Chicago Law Review, 1984).
Deigh serves on the editorial boards of Ethics, Analytic Philosophy, and Law and Philosophy and is an associate editor of the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley/Blackwell, forthcoming). From 1997-2008, he was the editor of Ethics. Deigh has held visiting appointments at the Australian National University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
October 8, 2010
University of Memphis
Keynote paper at the 29th Annual Spindel Conference
September 15, 2009
XXIV World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
Workshop on virtues in law held in Beijing, China
January 16, 2009
University of Basel
Conference on Self-Evaluation - Individual and Collective, held in Basel, Switzerland.