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

Fall 2015 Philosophy Department Colloquia


"Rights-Pragmatism and the Right of Humanity"

Faculty-Graduate Student Research Colloquium
Allegra de Laurentiis and Christopher Fremaux
September 30th
1:00 pm


"Economies of Violence"

John Protevi
October 22nd
4:00 pm


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