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Thom Brooks
Thom Brooks is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at Newcastle University. He has been a visiting fellow or academic visitor in the University of St Andrews, the University of Oxford, and the University of Uppsala. He is co-founder of the Newcastle Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy (NELPP) Group, a highly interdisciplinary research group whose membership covers all three university faculties.

Thom is editor and founder of the Journal of Moral Philosophy, as well as four book series in the fields of philosophy and political science. He chairs the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Philosophy and Law and the Association of Philosophy Journal Editors. Brooks was elected Academician in the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2009 and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHisS) in 2010.

His publications include Hegel’s Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right (2007) and Punishment (forthcoming). He has several edited books, including Rousseau and Law (2005), The Legacy of John Rawls (with Fabian Freyenhagen) (2005), Locke and Law (2007), The Global Justice Reader (2008), The Right to a Fair Trial (2009), Hegel’s Philosophy of Right: Essays on Ethics, Politics, and Law (2011), Justice and the Capabilities Approach (2011), New Waves in Ethics (2011), and Rawls and Law (2011). His current book project is on Rawls’s Political Liberalism and is co-edited with Martha C. Nussbaum. His other projects are on political justice and public policy.

Thom is acting as a judge and is on the panel of the debate on Progress and Sustainability in the 21st Century at Newcastle University Year of Sustainability School debate event on 14th November 2011


Corlett on Kant, Hegel, and Retribution Philosophy 76 (2001): 561-80.

Gilligan on Deterrence and the Death Penalty: Has Legal Punishment Failed Us? Ethics and Justice 3 (2001) / 4 (2002): 1-10.

In Search of Shiva: Mahadeviyakka's Virashaivism Asian Philosophy 12 (2002): 21-34.

A Defence of Sceptical Authoritarianism, Politics 22 (2002): 152-62.

Cosmopolitanism and Distributing Responsibilities Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5 (2002): 92-97. This is part of a symposium on cosmopolitanism with David Miller and Thomas Pogge.

Saving the Greatest Number Logique et Analyse 45 (2002): 55-59.

Does Philosophy Deserve a Place at the Supreme Court? Rutgers Law Record 27 (2003): 1-17. Reprinted in Thom Brooks (ed.), Rawls and Law. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011.

Kant's Theory of Punishment Utilitas 15 (2003): 206-24.

Choosing Correct Punishments Archives de Philosophie du Droit 47 (2003): 365-69.

Can We Justify Political Inequality? Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 89 (2003): 426-38.

T. H. Green's Theory of Punishment History of Political Thought 24 (2003): 685-701. Reprinted in John Morrow (ed.), T. H. Green. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Is Hegel a Retributivist? Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 49/50 (2004): 113-26. Winner of a prize from the Hegel Society of Great Britain.

On the Relation between Law and Morality Associations: Journal for Legal and Social Theory 8 (2004): 135-39.

Hegel's Theory of International Politics: Reply to Jaeger Review of International Studies 30 (2004): 149-52.

Retributivist Arguments against Capital Punishment Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (2004): 188-97.

The Right to Trial by Jury Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2004): 197-212. Reprinted in Thom Brooks (ed.), The Right to a Fair Trial. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009, pp. 83-98.

A Defence of Jury Nullification Res Publica 10 (2004): 401-23. Reprinted in Thom Brooks (ed.), The Right to a Fair Trial. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009, pp. 225-47.

On Jury Nullification Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 97 (2005): 169-75.

Better Luck Next Time: A Comparative Analysis of Socrates and Mahayana Buddhism on Reincarnation Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 10 (2005): 1-25.

Hegel's Ambiguous Contribution to Legal Theory Res Publica 11 (2005): 85-94.

Kantian Punishment and Retributivism: A Reply to Clark Ratio 18 (2005): 237-45.

Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart in Stuart Brown (ed.), Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005, pp. 389-91.

(with Fabian Freyenhagen) Introduction in Thom Brooks and Fabian Freyenhagen (eds), The Legacy of John Rawls. New York and London: Continuum, 2005, pp. 1-21.

An Intentionally New Way of thinking About Voting Review Journal of Political Philosophy 3 (2005): 1-7. Czech version is Intencionálně nov? způsob myšlení o volbách Filosoficky Časopis 52 (2004): 483-88.

Let a Thousand Nomoi Bloom? Four Problems with Robert Cover's Nomos and Narrative Issues in Legal Scholarship (article five) (2006): 1-20.

Knowledge and Power in Plato's Political Thought International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (2006): 51-77.

Does Bevir's Logic Improve Our Understanding of Hegel's Philosophy of Right? The European Legacy 11 (2006): 765-74.

Plato, Hegel, and Democracy Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 53/54 (2006): 24-50.

On Ellis's Deterrence Theory of Punishment Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 92 (2006): 594-96.

The Reception of Hegel in Britain in A. C. Grayling and Andrew Pyle (eds), The Encyclopedia of British Philosophy. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006, pp. 1424-25.

No Rubber Stamp: Hegel's Constitutional Monarch History of Political Thought 28 (2007): 91-119.

Rethinking Punishment International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy 1 (2007): 27-34.

Equality and Democracy: The Problem of Minimal Competency Ethical Perspectives 14 (2007): 3-12.

Between Natural Law and Legal Positivism: Dworkin and Hegel on Legal Theory Georgia State University Law Review 23 (2007): 513-60.

Punishing States That Cause Global Poverty William Mitchell Law Review 33 (2007): 519-32.

The Fall Paradox Philosophy and Theology 19 (2007): 3-5.

Human Rights in Mark Bevir (ed.), Encyclopedia of Governance, vol. Thousand Oaks, SAGE, 2007, pp. 423-28.

Ride the Lightning: Why Not Execute Murderers? in William Irwin (ed.), Metallica and Philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007, pp. 127-34.

Shame on Me, Shame on You? Nussbaum on Shame Punishment Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (2008): 322-34.

Was Green a Utilitarian in Practice? Collingwood and British Idealism Studies 14 (2008): 5-15.

Is Plato's Political Philosophy Anti-Democratic? in E. Kofmel (ed.), Anti-Democratic Thought. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2008, pp. 17-33.

A Two-Tiered Reparations Theory: A Reply to Wenar Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (2008): 666-69.

Bringing the Republic to Life: Teaching Plato's Republic to First-Year Students Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 3 (2008): 211-21.

Punishment and Reincarnation Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 13 (2008): 21-38.

Miller et « Distributing Responsibilities » (in French), Archives de Philosophie du Droit 52 (2009): 381-86.

A Critique of Pragmatism and Deliberative Democracy Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (2009): 50-54.

Muirhead, Hetherington, and Mackenzie in William Sweet (ed.), The Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy of the British Idealists. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2009, pp. 209-32.

The Problem with Polygamy Philosophical Topics 37 (2009): 109-22.

Justifying Terrorism Public Affairs Quarterly 24 (2010): 189-95.

Punishment and British Idealism in Jesper Ryberg and J. Angelo Corlett (eds), Punishment and Ethics: New Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 16-32.

Hegel: Philosophy of Politics Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy (2010) (5,200 words).

The Bible and Capital Punishment Philosophy and Theology 22(1-2) (2010): 279-83.

The View from the Journal of Moral Philosophy American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 10(1) (2010): 16-17.

The Ideal Scotch: Lessons from Hegel in Fritz Allhof and Marcus Adams (eds), Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2010, pp. 152-61.

Retribution and Capital Punishment in Mark D. White (ed.), Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 232-45.

Is Bradley a Retributivist? History of Political Thought 32(2) (2011): 83-95.

What Did the British Idealists Do for Us?' in T. Brooks (ed.), New Waves in Ethics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 28-47.

Punishment: Political, Not Moral New Criminal Law Review 14(3) (2011): 427-38.

Respect for Nature: The Capabilities Approach Ethics, Place and Environment 14(2) (2011): 143-46.

Between Statism and Cosmopolitanism: Hegel and the Possibility of Global Justice in Andrew Buchwalter (ed.), Hegel and Global Justice. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011, forthcoming.

British Idealism Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy (2011) (5,800 words).

Punishment Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy (2011) (4,500 words).

Hegel and the Unified Theory of Punishment in T. Brooks (ed.), Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Ethics, Politics, and Law. Oxford: Blackwell, 2012, forthcoming.

Natural Law Internalism in T. Brooks (ed.), Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Ethics, Politics, and Law. Oxford: Blackwell, 2012, forthcoming.

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