Legal Philosopher Joseph Raz: An Engaging and Demanding Thinker
New York, Jan. 27, 2012—One of Columbia Law School’s treasures is the prolific scholar Joseph Raz, who recently published his 10th book, From Normativity to Responsibility. At 72, Raz, the Thomas M. Macioce Professor of Law, is considered one of the world’s most important legal philosophers. His groundbreaking ideas about norms, authority, and the theory of legal positivism have attracted a global following among his peers in academia.
“The letters he produces are very encompassing,” Koch said. “They engage with the pieces in a lot of detail, offering both tough challenges and constructive readings of the authors’ underlying concerns.”