Joel Feinberg

Joel Feinberg

Joel Feinberg (October 19, 1926 - March 29, 2004) was an American political and social philosopher. He is known for his work in the fields of individual rights and the authority of the state. [ NEW YORK TIMESMonday April 5, 2004 ] Feinberg helped in shaping the American legal landscape. [ Jeff Harrison, "In Memoriam: Joel Feinberg", University of Arizona News, March 31, 2004 ]

Feinberg studied at the University of Michigan, writing his dissertation on the philosophy of the Harvard professor Ralph Barton Perry under the supervision of Charles Stevenson. He taught at Brown University, Princeton University, UCLA and Rockefeller University, and at the University of Arizona, where he retired in 1994 as Regents Professor of Philosophy and Law.

Feinberg was internationally distinguished for his research in moral, social and legal philosophy. His major four volume work, "The Moral Limits of Criminal Law", was published between 1984 and 1988. Feinberg held many major fellowships during his career and lectured by invitation at universities around the world. He was an esteemed and highly successful teacher, and many of his students are now prominent scholars and professors at universities across the country.


* "Do­ing and De­serving: Es­says in the Theory of Responsi­bili­ty". Prince­ton: Princeton Uni­versity Press, 1970.
* " [ The Rights of Animals and Future Generations] ". In William Blackstone (ed.), "Philosophy and Environmental Crisis". Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1974. ISBN 0-8203-0343-7.
* "Rights, Justice, and the Bounds of Liberty: Essays in So­cial Philosophy". Princeton: Princeton Uni­ver­sity Press, 1980.
* "The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. Vol. 1, Harm to Oth­ers". New York: Oxford Univer­sity Press, 1984.
* "The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. Vol. 2, Offense to Others". New York: Oxford Univer­sity Press, 1985.
* "The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. Vol. 3, Harm to Self". New York: Oxford Univer­sity Press, 1986.
* "The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. Vol. 4, Harmless Wrongdoing". New York: Oxford Univer­sity Press, 1988.
* "Freedom and Fulfillment: Philosophical Essays". Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.
* "Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory". Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.


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