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Andrew Altman

Distinguished University Professor
Office: 34 Peachtree, 1126
Phone: (404) 413-6120

Biographical Information

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1977
Director of Research, Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics

Research Description:

My scholarly activity is mainly in the areas of legal and political philosophy, with a focus on contemporary topics such as human rights, discrimination, genocide, and freedom of expression. My current projects include co-editing and writing the introduction for the book, Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World (Oxford University Press) and coauthoring the book, Pornography: For and Against (Oxford University Press). My articles currently in press include, “Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity: Dispelling the Conceptual Fog,” Social Philosophy and Policy and “Freedom of Expression and Human Rights Law: The Case of Holocaust Denial,” in Maitra and McGowan, Speech and Harm (Oxford University Press). My recent publications include, “Discrimination,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and A Liberal Theory of International Justice, C.H. Wellman, coauthor (Oxford University Press).