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Walen, Alec

 Alec Walen Alec D. Walen
Associate Professor, jointly appointed in  Law, Philosophy and Criminal Justice
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Contact Information
Email: awalen@philosophy.rutgers.edu
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Education
B.A. University of Maryland
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
J.D. Harvard
Speciality
Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Law
Research and Professional Activities
“My work is centrally concerned with formulating a good account of moral rights and with the nature of deontology more broadly. I work on this project on two levels, foundational normative theory and application to topics such as just war theory and criminal law. In early 2017 I drafted a book on just war theory and the theory of rights: “Eliminative Killing: A Case Study in Rights Theory (under review at Oxford University Press). I am also working on a second book, articulating a general liberal theory of detention: "Detention in a Liberal State" (Under Contract at Oxford University Press)."
Selected Publications
  • “The Restricting Claims Principle Revisited,” Law and Philosophy 35 (2016): 211-247.
  • “Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt; A Balanced Retributive Account,” Louisiana Law Review 76 (2015): 355-446.
  • “Transcending the Means Principle,” Law and Philosophy 33 (2014): 427-464.
  • “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
  • “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)

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