David B. Lyons

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Publications

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Forthcoming

Book Review, Christopher J. Lebron, The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time, Oxford University Press (2013), Political Theory  (forthcoming). 

"Professed Values, Constructive Interpretation, and Political History: Comments on Sotirios Barber, The Fallacies of States' Rights," review of Sotirios Barber, The Fallacies of States' Rights, Harvard University Press (2013), 94 Boston University Law Review 1395 (forthcoming). 

"Civil Disobedience," in A Rawls Lexicon Mandle & Reidy, eds., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). 

"Conscientious Refusal," in A Rawls Lexicon Mandle & Reidy, eds., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). 

"The Natural Duty of Justice," in A Rawls Lexicon Mandle & Reidy, eds., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). 

"The Principle of Fairness," in A Rawls Lexicon Mandle & Reidy, eds., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). 

"The Utilitarian Justification of the State," in The Norton Introduction to Philosophy Byrne, Cohen, Rosen & Shiffrin, eds., W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (forthcoming). 

2013

Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory, Oxford University Press (2013). 

"Reason, Morality, and Constitutional Compliance," in Symposium, On Constitutional Obligation and Disobedience: A Symposium on Abner S. Green's Against Obligation and Louis Michael Seidman's On Constitutional Disobedience, 93 Boston University Law Review 1381 (2013). 

"Slavery and the Rule of Law in Early Virginia," in Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory 14, David Lyons, ed., Oxford University Press (2013). 
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"The Social Dimension of Rights," 44 Journal of Social Philosophy 43 (2013). 

"The Tenuous Rule of Law," in Civic Values, Civic Practices 35, D. W. Harward, ed., Bringing Theory to Practice (2013). 

2012

"Constitutional Principles," in Symposium, Originalism and Living Constitutionalism: A Symposium on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism and David Strauss's The Living Constitution, 92 Boston University Law Review 1237 (2012). 

"Violence and Political Incivility," 63 Mercer Law Review 835 (2012). 

2010

"Courage and Political Resistance," in Symposium, 90 Boston University Law Review 1755 (2010). 

"Moral Limits of Dworkin's Theory of Law and Legal Interpretation," in Symposium Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book, 90 Boston University Law Review 595 (2010). 

"Response," 90 Boston University Law Review 1869 (2010). 

2008

"The Legal Entrenchment of Illegality," in The Legacy of H. L. A. Hart 29, M. Kramer, et al., eds., Oxford University Press (2008). 

2007

"From Politics to Philosophy," in Legal Philosophy - 5 Questions 153, M. E. J. Nielsen, ed., Automatic Press/VIP (2007). 

"Racial Injustices in US History and Their Legacy," in Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States; On Reparations for Slavery, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies 33, M. T. Martin & M. Yaquinto, eds., Duke University Press (2007). 

2006

Book Review, Frederick Rosen, Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill, Routledge (2003), 18 Utilitas 173 (2006). 

"Rights and Recognition," 32 Social Theory and Practice 1 (2006). 

2005

"Legal and Moral Rights," in IVR Encyclopaedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law IVR (2005). 

2004

"Corrective Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow," 84 Boston University Law Review 1375 (2004). 
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"Reparations and Equal Opportunity," 24 Boston College Third World Law Journal 177 (2004). 
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2003

"Unfinished Business: Racial Junctures in US History and Their Legacy," in Justice in Time: Responding to Historical Injustice 271, Lukas H. Meyer, ed., Nomos (2003). 

2002

"Osad Moralny a Teoria Prawa (Moral Judgment and Legal Theory)," 1 Ius et Lex 63 (2002). 

2000

"The Moral Opacity of Utilitarianism," in Morality, Rules, and Consequences, A Critical Reader 105, B. Hooker, E. Mason & D. E. Miller, eds., Edinburgh University Press (2000). 

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1999

"Hart, H. L. A.," in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy 362, 2d ed., Robert Audi, ed., Cambridge University Press (1999). 

"Open Texture and the Possibility of Legal Interpretation," 18 Law and Philosophy 297 (1999). 

"Original Intent and Legal Interpretation," 24 Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 1 (1999). 
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1998

"Moral Judgment, Historical Reality, and Civil Disobedience," 27 Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (1998). 

1997

Mill's Utilitarianism: Critical Essays, Rowman & Littlefield (1997). 

"Utilitarianism," in 11 The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics 640, P. H. Werhane & R. E. Freeman, eds., Blackwell Business (1997). 

1996

"Civil Disobedience," in Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia 82, Joseph James Chambliss, ed., Garland Publishing Company (1996). 

Book Review, John Rawls, Political Liberalism, Columbia University Press (1993), 12 Economics and Philosophy 221 (1996). 

"Political Responsibility and Resistance to Civil Government," 26 Philosophical Exchange 5 (1996). 

"Utilitarianism," in Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia 651, Joseph James Chambliss, ed., Garland Publishing Company (1996). 

1995

"The Concept of Law (Second Edition) by H. L. A. Hart," 111 Law Quarterly Review 519 (1995). 

1994

"The Balance of Injustice and the War for Independence," 45 Monthly Review 17 and 38 (1994). 

Book Review, Chaim Gans, Philosophical Anarchism and Political Disobedience, Cambridge University Press (1992), 103 Philosophical Review 734 (1994). 

"Radical Resisters," 21 Cornell Law Forum 3 (1994). 

Rights, Welfare, and Mill's Moral Theory, Oxford University Press (1994). 

1993

"Critical Analysis and Constructive Interpretation," in Moral Aspects of Legal Theory 202, Cambridge University Press (1993). 

Moral Aspects of Legal Theory: Essays on Law, Justice, and Political Responsibility, Cambridge University Press (1993). 

"Normal Law, Nearly Just Societies, and Other Myths of Legal Theory," 55 Archiv fur Rechts - und Sozialphilosophie 13 (1993). 

"Rights Revisited," in Social Philosophy Today, Number 8: The Bill of Rights: Bicentennial Reflections 21, Y. Hudson & C. Peder, eds., Edwin Mellen Press (1993). Published as Aspectos Morales de la Teoria del Derecho: Ensayos Sobre la Ley, la Justicia y la Responsabilidad Politica, Editorial Gedisa (1998). [Spanish] 

1992

"Bentham, Utilitarianism, and Distribution," review of P. J. Kelly, Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice: Bentham and the Civil Law, Oxford University Press (1990), 4 Utilitas 323 (1992). 

"Utilitarianism," in 1 Encyclopedia of Ethics 1261, L. Becker, ed., Garland Publishing Company (1992). 

1991

In the Interest of the Governed, rev. ed., Clarendon Press (1991). 

1990

"Basic Rights and Constitutional Interpretation," 16 Social Theory and Practice 337 (1990). 

Book Review, Mark Tushnet, Red, White, and Blue: A Critical Analysis of Constitutional Law, Harvard University Press (1988), 34 New York Law School Law Review 727 (1990). 
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"Rethinking 'Original Intent’," 17:2 Cornell Law Forum 16 (1990). 

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1988

"Ambiguity, Incoherence, and Evaluation in Constitutional Theory," Philosophical Exchange 5 (1988). 

Book Review, Ross Harrison, Bentham, Routladge & Kegan Paul (1983), 85 Journal of Philosophy 154 (1988). 

"A Preface to Constitutional Theory," 15 Northern Kentucky Law Review 459 (1988). 
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1987

"Reconstructing Legal Theory," review of Ronald Dworkin, Law's Empire, Belknap Press (1986), 16 Philosophy & Public Affairs 379 (1987). 

"Soper's Moral Conception of Law," review of Philip Soper, A Theory of Law, Harvard University Press (1984), 98 Ethics 158 (1987). 

"Substance, Process and Outcome in Constitutional Theory," 72 Cornell Law Review 745 (1987). 
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1986

"The Connection Between Law and Morality: Comments on Dworkin," 36 Journal of Legal Education 485 (1986). 
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"Constitutional Interpretation and Original Meaning," 4 Social Philosophy & Policy 75 (1986). 

"The Normativity of Law," in Issues in Contemporary Legal Philosophy: The Influence of H. L. A. Hart 114, R. Gavison, ed., Clarendon Press (1986). 

1985

"Derivability, Defensibility, and the Justification of Judicial Decisions," 68 The Monist 325 (1985). 

"Formal Justice and Judicial Precedent," 38 Vanderbilt Law Review 495 (1985). 
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"Justification and Easy Cases," 25 Supplementary Volume - Archiv fur Rechts - und Sozialphilosophie 162 (1985). 

Book Review, Samuel Scheffler, The Rejection of Consequentialism: A Philosophical Investigation of the Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions, Clarendon Press (1982), 95 Ethics 936 (1985). 

"Utilitarianism," in The Social Science Encyclopedia 877, A. Kuper & J. Kuper, eds., Routledge & Kegan Paul (1985). 

1984

Book Review, H. L. A. Hart, Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy, Oxford University Press (1983), Times Literary Supplement 539 (1984). 

Ethics and the Rule of Law, Cambridge University Press (1984). Published as: As Regras Morais e a Etica, Editora Papirus (1990). [Portuguese] ; Etica y Derecho, Editorial Ariel (1986). [Spanish]; Etyka I Rzady Prawa, ABC Wolters Kluwer (2000). [Polish]  

"Formal Justice, Moral Commitment, and Judicial Precedent," 81 Journal of Philosophy 580 (1984). 

"Founders and Foundations of Legal Positivism," review of H. L. A. Hart, Essays on Bentham, Oxford University Press (1982) and W. L. Morison, John Austin, Hodder & Stoughton Educational (1982), 82 Michigan Law Review 1301 (1984). 
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Book Review, Neil MacCormick, H. L. A. Hart, Stanford University Press (1981), 93 Philosophical Review 112 (1984). 

"Justification and Judicial Responsibility," 72 California Law Review 301 (1984). 
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Book Review, James Fishkin, Limits of Obligation, Yale University Press (1982), 93 Ethics 327 (1984). 

1983

Book Review, Neil MacCormick, H. L. A. Hart, Stanford University Press (1981), 68 Cornell Law Review 257 (1983). 
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"The Role of the Attorney General's Chambers in Hong Kong," 13 Hong Kong Law Journal 280 (1983). 
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1982

Book Review, Joseph Raz, The Authority of Law: Essays on Law and Morality, Clarendon Press (1979), 91 Philosophical Review 461 (1982). 

"Benevolence and Justice in Mill," in The Limits of Utilitarianism 42, H. Miller & W. H. Williams, eds., University of Minnesota Press (1982). 

"Moral Aspects of Legal Theory," 7 Midwest Studies in Philosophy 223 (1982). 

"Utility and Rights," in Nomos 24: Ethics, Economics, and the Law 107, J. R. Pennock & J. W. Chapman, eds., New York University Press (1982). 

1981

"Legal Formalism and Instrumentalism -- A Pathological Study," 66 Cornell Law Review 949 (1981). 
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"Need, Necessity, and Political Obligation," 67 Virginia Law Review 63 (1981). 
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1980

"Utility as a Possible Ground of Rights," 14 Nous 17 (1980). 

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1979

"Liberty and Harm to Others," in New Essays on John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism: Supplemental Volume 5 1, W. E. Cooper, K. Nielsen & S. C. Patten, eds., Canadian Association for Publishing in Philosophy (1979). 

Rights, Wadsworth Publishing Company (1979). [Editor] 

1978

"Apology for Rights," 3 Cornell Review 24 (1978). 

"Mill's Theory of Justice," in Values and Morals: Essays in Honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard Brandt 1, A. I. Goldman & J. Kim, eds., Reidel (1978). 

"Rights, Utility, and Racial Discrimination," in Philosophical Law 74, R. Bronaugh, ed., Greenwood Press (1978). 

1977

"Human Rights and the General Welfare," 6 Philosophy & Public Affairs 113 (1977). 

"The New Indian Claims and Original Rights to Land," 4 Social Theory and Practice 249 (1977). 

"Principles, Positivism, and Legal Theory," review of Ronald Dworkin, Taking Rights Seriously, Harvard University Press, 87 Yale Law Journal 415 (1977). 
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1976

"Ethical Relativism and the Problem of Incoherence," 86 Ethics 107 (1976). 

"Mill's Theory of Morality," 10 Nous 101 (1976). 

"Rights Against Humanity," review of Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Basic Books, 85 Philosophical Review 208 (1976). 

1975

"The Nature and Soundness of the Contract and Coherence Arguments," in Reading Rawls 141, N. Daniels, ed., Basic Books (1975). 

"The Nature of the Contract Argument," 59 Cornell Law Review 1064 (1975). 
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1974

"On Justifying Enforced Requirements: A Reply to Baier," 9 Journal of Value Inquiry 42 (1974). 

1973

In the Interest of the Governed: A Study in Bentham's Philosophy of Utility and Law, Clarendon Press (1973). 

"On Formal Justice," 58 Cornell Law Review 833 (1973). 
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1972

"Logic and Coercion in Bentham's Theory of Law," 57 Cornell Law Review 335 (1972). 
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"On Reading Bentham," review of An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, J. H. Burns & H. L. A. Hart, eds., Hafner Publishing Company (1961) and Of Laws in General, H. L. A. Hart, ed., Athlone Press (1970), 47 Philosophy 74 (1972). 

"Rawls Versus Utilitarianism," 69 Journal of Philosophy 535 (1972). 

"Was Bentham a Utilitarian?" in 5 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures: Reason and Reality 196, G. N. A. Vesey, ed., Macmillan (1972). 

1970

"The Correlativity of Rights and Duties," 4 Nous 45 (1970). 

"The Internal Morality of Law," 71 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (1970). 

1969

Book Review, Nicholas Rescher, Distributive Justice: A Constructive Critique of the Utilitarian Theory of Distribution, Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1966), 78 Philosophical Review 265 (1969). 

"On Sanctioning Excuses," 66 Journal of Philosophy 646 (1969). 

"Rights, Claimants, and Beneficiaries," 6 American Philosophical Quarterly 173 (1969). 

1965

Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism, Clarendon Press (1965). 

1963

"Baier's Test for Practical Rules Re-Examined," 14 Philosophical Studies 18 (1963). 

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