Michael A. Simon

Michael Simon

Professor Emeritus
J.D. Cardozo School of Law, 1989
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1967
B.A. Amherst College, 1958

Selected Publications


  • Understanding Human Action: Social Explanation and the Vision of Social Science
  • The Matter of Life: Philosophical Problems of Biology


  • "Law, Technology, and the Environment"
  • "Law, Democracy, and Majority Rule"
  • "Truth, Justice, and Probabilistic Reasoning"
  • "Insanity and Criminality"
  • "Sociobiology: The Aesop's Fables of Science"
  • "Could There Be a Conscious Automaton?"


Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Events

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"



September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"



October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"


Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"



October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"




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