|Alec D. Walen
Associate Professor, jointly appointed in Law, Philosophy and Criminal Justice
|B.A. University of Maryland
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
|Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Law|
|Research and Professional Activities|
|"My work is centrally concerned with understanding the nature of deontology and the way it limits and draws on consequentialist considerations. I work on this project on two levels. On the level of moral philosophy, I am working on a series of papers that explore two themes: (1) the structure of rights and (2) deontological significance of intentions. On the level of legal theory, I explore this interest in the context of national security law, criminal law, and constitutional law, and am currently working on a book, the working title of which is "Detention in a Liberal State" (Under Contract at Oxford University Press)."|
“Agents, Impartiality, and the Priority of Claims over Duties; Diagnosing Why Thomson Still Gets the Trolley Problem Wrong by Appeal to the ‘Mechanics of Claims,’” Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (2012): 545-571 DOI: 10.1163/174552412X628959.
"A Punitive Precondition for Preventive Detention: Lost Status as an Element of a Just Punishment," San Diego Law Review 48 (2011): 1229-1272.
"A Unified Theory of Detention, with Application to Preventive Detention fo rSuspected Terrorists," Maryland Law Review 70 (2011): 871-938.
"The Doctrine of Illicit Intentions," Philosophy and Public Affairs 34 (2006): 39-67.
2010 New Graduate Students
Welcome to the Rutgers Philosophy Department
Incoming Class, Fall 2010
Alex Anthony (B.A., Wesleyan)
Edwin Green (B.A., Rutgers)
Lucy Jordan (B.A., University of Southern California)
Stephanie Leary (B.A., University of Washington, Seattle)
Tara Rhoades (B.A., University of Delaware)
Una Stojnic (B.A., University of Belgrade)
Christopher Weaver (B.A., Moody Bible Institute, Northern Illinois, M.A. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Hotel and Travel 2011
2011 RUTGERS EPISTEMOLOGY CONFERENCE
TRAVEL TIPS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Where To Stay
All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. A limited number of reduced-priced rooms are available to those attending the Conference. The reduced rate is $115 per night ($10 lower than for 2009!) for a single or double room. To reserve rooms, call the Hyatt reservation line at (800) 233-1234 or (732) 873-1234 and inform the reservation clerk that you will be attending the "Rutgers University Epistemology Conference," and give him/her this reservation code "RU Epistemology." You definitely should make the reservations before April 15th and I would suggest making them as soon as possible to make certain that you get a room at the reduced rate. After that date, there is no guarantee that rooms will be available at all since the hotel tends to be fully booked.
For more information about the Hyatt, visit their website at: http://newbrunswick.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/ .
If you are flying, you should fly into the Newark Airport which is about 25 miles from the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, and then either take the train to New Brunswick or take the State Shuttle from the airport. The train connection is easy and lot cheaper. In the airport follow the signs to the free monorail "airtrain" that will connect you to the New Jersey Transit Line that goes to New Brunswick. As of February, 2010 the cost on NJ transit is $12.75 (one way). Buy your ticket using the vending machine. There is a $5 surcharge if you buy it on the train.
The train station in New Brunswick is located at the corner of Easton Avenue and Albany Street (Route 27). The Hyatt is only about a quarter of a mile away on Albany Street. Coming down the steps from the train platform, turn left and in 50 yards or so turn left again on Albany Street. The hotel is a couple of blocks downhill on your right. Big Sign - you can't miss it. (If you want to take a taxi, they are available at the train station.)
There will be a direct train to New Brunswick about every half hour unless you arrive fairly late at night (after 10:00 pm) or very early in the morning (before 7:00 am). Check this website for more information about the airtrain: http://www.citidex.com/special/airporttrans/ewr_airtrain.html and this site for information about the NJ Transit line: http://www.njtransit.com . You'll see that some trains require transferring in Newark. My advice is to take a train that does not require a transfer.
Reservations for the State Shuttle should be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling the State Shuttle at (973) 729-0030 or (800) 427-3207 or through their website at http://stateshuttle.com . As of February, 2010, the fare for one person from the Newark airport to the Hyatt Regency is $38 plus tolls and gratuity, for two people the cost is $48, for three people the cost is $60, for four the cost is $70.
Flying into one of the other local airports (John F. Kennedy or La Guardia) is possible but not desirable since they are about 2 hours away and the transportation costs to the airport are much greater. For example, the cost of the State Shuttle is about $120 (one way) from each of those airports.
Train service is available from New York and Philadelphia via NJ Transit on the North East Corridor Line. (Make certain the train you take is schedled to stop in New Brunswick.)
If Arriving by Car...
-From North or South via New Jersey Turnpike
(1) Exit Turnpike at Exit 9. (2) Bear Right onto Route 18 North. (3) Once on Route 18 move quickly to the LEFT lane and stay in it approximately 1 mile (4) then shift to the right lane for about another mile and take the exit for Route 27 South. (5) Loop under Route 18 and at second light, make a left. (6) The hotel is on the left hand side.
-From North via Route 80
(1) Route 80 East to Route 287 South. (2) Exit Route 287 to New Brunswick, Easton Avenue South (Exit #10). (3) Stay on Easton Avenue until it ends (7 miles). (4) Make a left onto Albany Street (Route 27). At the second light, make a right. The hotel will be on your left.
-From West via Route 287
(1) Route 287 South. (2) Exit Route 287 to New Brunswick, Easton Avenue South (Exit #10) (3) Stay on Easton Avenue until it ends (7 miles). (4) Make a left onto Albany Street (Route 27). At the second light, make a right. The hotel will be on your left.
You can also visit the Hyatt's Maps and Directions page at the URL given above.