Luke Samuel MacInnis

Luke Samuel MacInnis

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Biography

Luke MacInnis (Ph.D. Columbia, 2014) is a political and legal philosopher whose research focuses on the ethical, and especially Kantian, foundations of law and democracy. The central theme of his work is that Enlightenment liberalism's ideal of a rational system of equal freedom under public law is not only compatible with but underwrites pluralism and toleration. His work has appeared in Contemporary Political TheoryJurisprudenceThe Review of Politics, and Philosophy and Social Criticism. He has taught several courses in political and legal theory, ethics, and the history of philosophy (Ancient and Modern) at Bryn Mawr College, where he was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy from 2015-2016, and at Columbia, where he was a full-time postdoctoral Lecturer from 2014-2016.

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