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Peter de Marneffe

demarneffe@asu.edu

Professor
SHPRS Philosophy Faculty
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

COOR 3318 (Map)
(480)965-2537

Bio

Professor of Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bio

Peter de Marneffe writes about liberty and liberalism, individual rights, and government paternalism. He is the author of Liberalism and Prostitution (Oxford University Press, 2010) and The Legalization of Drugs with Doug Husak (Cambridge University Press, 2005).  He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1989, and wrote his dissertation, "Liberalism and Education," under the direction of John Rawls and Thomas Scanlon.  He has been a visiting fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University.

Courses

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
PHI 336 Social/Political Philosophy

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 493 Honors Thesis
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 592 Research
PHI 784 Internship
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
PHI 308 Philosophy of Art
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 494 Special Topics
PHI 493 Honors Thesis
PHI 494 Special Topics
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 784 Internship
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation
REL 494 Special Topics

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
PHI 305 Ethical Theory
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 309 Social/Political Philosophy
PHI 493 Honors Thesis
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 795 Continuing Registration
PHI 799 Dissertation

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 308 Philosophy of Art
PHI 492 Honors Directed Study
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 595 Continuing Registration
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 784 Internship
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
PHI 493 Honors Thesis
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Book chapter: Peter de Marneffe. Against the Legalization of Drugs. Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell (2014).

  2. Peter de Marneffe. Sexual Freedom and Impersonal Value. Criminal Law and Philosophy (2013).

  3. Book chapter: Peter de Marneffe. Self-Sovereignty and Paternalism. Paternalism: Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press (2013).

  4. Peter de Marneffe. Vice Laws and Self-Sovereignty. Criminal Law and Philosophy (2013).

  5. Peter de Marneffe. Liberalism and Prostitution. Oxford University Press (2010).

  6. Book chapter: Peter de Marneffe. Decriminalize, Don't Legalize. Disputed Moral Issues. Oxford University Press (2010).

  7. Peter de Marneffe. Avoiding Paternalism. Philosophy & Public Affairs (2006).

  8. Peter de Marneffe. The Slipperiness of Neutrality. Social Theory and Practice (2006).

  9. de Marneffe, Peter L, Husak, Douglas. The Legalization of Drugs. Cambridge University Press (2005).

  10. Peter de Marneffe. Popular Sovereignty, Original Meaning, and Common Law Constitutionalism. Law and Philosophy (2004).

  11. Peter de Marneffe. Against the Legalization of Heroin. Criminal Justice Ethics (2003).

  12. Peter de Marneffe. An Objection to Attitudinal Hedonism. Philosophical Studies (2003).

  13. Book chapter: Moral and Political Education. New York University Press (2002).

  14. Peter de Marneffe. The Problem of Evil, the Social Contract, and the History of Ethics. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2001).

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Presentations

  1. Peter de Marneffe The Legal Response to Hate Speech: Should the U.S. be more like Europe?. A debate with Jeremy Waldron and James Weinstein at the Sandra Day O'connor College of Law. (Oct 2013).
  2. Peter de Marneffe Aesthetic Pleasure and Rationality. Northern Illinois University Philosophy Department Colloquium Series. (Apr 2013).
  3. Peter de Marneffe Contractualism, Personal Values, and Well-Being. Social Philosophy & Policy Conference: New Essays in Moral Philosophy. (Jan 2013).
  4. Peter de Marneffe More Libertarianism Without Foundations: Comments on Michael Huemer’s The Problem of Political Authority. Current Research Workshop, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. (Nov 2012).
  5. Peter de Marneffe Equality, Impersonal Value, and The Problem of Evil: Reflections on Allen Buchanan’s Better than Human: The Perils and Promise of Enhancing Ourselves. Current Research Workshop, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. (May 2012).
  6. Peter de Marneffe Social Issues and the Liberal Tradition. The past and future of American conservatism conference. (Apr 2012).
  7. Peter de Marneffe Vice Laws and Self-Sovereignty. Workshop on Vice and Crime, Rutgers School of Law--Newark. (Sep 2011).
  8. Peter de Marneffe Self-Sovereignty and Paternalism. Workshop on Authority, Coercion and Paternalism, Department of Philosophy, University of Graz. (May 2011).
  9. Peter de Marneffe Comment on Joshua Greene, "Beyond Point and Shoot Morality: Why Cognitive (Neuro)Science Matters for Ethics". Origins of Morality Conference. (Nov 2010).
  10. Peter de Marneffe Philosophy, Liberty, Polygamy. IHR Faculty Seminar Series. (Sep 2010).
  11. Peter de Marneffe Liberty and Degradation. Department of Philosophy, Indiana University. (Apr 2009).
  12. Peter de Marneffe Liberty and Degradation. ASU College of Law. (Feb 2009).
  13. Peter de Marneffe The Possibility and Desirability of Neutrality. Conference on Liberal Neutrality, McGill University. (May 2008).
  14. de Marneffe, Peter Comment on Sharon Lloyd, "Mill’s Realistic Utopia: Politics Before Ethics,". American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meetings. (Mar 2008).
  15. de Marneffe, Peter Comment on Andrew Lister, "Public Justification and the Limits of State Action". Workshop on Public Reason. (Nov 2007).
  16. de Marneffe, Peter What's Luck Got to Do with It?. The Morality of Fortune Conference, USC Center for Law & Philosophy. (Mar 2006).
  17. de Marneffe, Peter Should Drugs Be Legalized?. The Great Debate Series, University of Delaware. (Sep 2004).
  18. de Marneffe, Peter Reasons to Resist Legalizing Drugs. American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting. (Dec 2002).
  19. de Marneffe, Peter On Seana Shiffrin, "Contracts and Paternalism". Arizona State University Philosophy of Law Conference. (Feb 2000).
  20. de Marneffe, Peter Left or Right?. Spirit of the Senses.
  21. de Marneffe, Peter On David Mapel, "The Right of National Self-Defense". Conference on War, Law, and Morality.
  22. de Marneffe, Peter "What's Luck Got to Do with It?. Arizona Moral and Political Philosophy Conference.

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Service

  1. SHPRS Personnel Committee, Chair, Philosophy Personnel Subcommittee (2013 - present)
  2. Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, advisory board member (2013 - present)
  3. Science Cafe at Arizona Science Center, co-discussant with Braden Allenby, topic: Privacy in the Nano City (2013 - present)
  4. Northern Illinois University PI Academy for Research and Engagement, PI mentor (2013 - present)
  5. Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, invited speaker (2010 - present)
  6. Phi Alpha Delta, invited speaker (2009 - present)
  7. Spirit of the Senses, invited speaker (2009 - present)
  8. Spirit of the Senses, invited speaker (2009 - present)
  9. Spirit of the Senses, speaker (2008 - present)
  10. Social Theory and Practice, manuscript referee (2008 - present)
  11. Sun Angel Excellence in Humanities Research Faculty Selection Committee, committee member (2004 - present)
  12. Research Awards Committee, member (2013)
  13. General Studies Council, Literacy and Critical Inquiry Subcommittee member (2013)
  14. General Studies Council, Literacy and Critical Inquiry Subcommitee member (2012)
  15. School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Election 2012 Public Lecture Series, invited speaker (2012)
  16. School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Head of Faculty of Philosophy (2012)
  17. School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, SHPRS transition committee (2011)
  18. General Studies Council, Literacy and Critical Inquiry Subcommittee (2011)
  19. School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Head of Faculty of Philosophy (2011)
  20. Spirit of the Senses, invited speaker (2011)
  21. General Studies Council, Literacy and Critical Inquiry Subcommittee, member (2010)
  22. School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Head of Faculty of Philosophy (2010)
  23. School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Head of Faculty of Philosophy (2009)
  24. General Studies Council, Member of Literacy and Critical Inquiry Subcommittee (2009)
  25. Department of Philosophy, Interim Chair (2009)
  26. Department of Philosophy, Interim Chair (2008)
  27. General Studies Council, member of Literacy and Critical Inquiry Sbucommittee (2008)
  28. Department of Philosophy, Associate Chair (2008)
  29. Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship in the Humanities Faculty Selection Committee, committee member (ended 2007)
  30. Spirit of the Senses, speaker (2007)
  31. Curriculum Committee, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  32. Social Theory and Practice, manuscript referee (ended 2007)
  33. Philosophical Studies, manuscript referee (ended 2007)
  34. Ethics, manuscript referee (ended 2007)
  35. The Journal of Political Philosophy, manuscript referee (ended 2007)
  36. Law and Philosophy, manuscript referee (ended 2007)
  37. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, manuscript referee (ended 2007)
  38. Social Theory and Practice, manuscript referee (ended 2006)
  39. Philosophical Studies, manuscript referee (ended 2006)
  40. Ethics, manuscript referee (ended 2006)

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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