Thomas Christiano

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Thomas Christiano is Professor in the University of Arizona Department of Philosophy. His research focuses on moral and political philosophy with emphases on democratic theory, distributive justice and global justice. He was recently a Laurence Rockefeller Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values (2010-2011) and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College Oxford (2004). He is currently organizing an interdisciplinary workshop on Global Society and Justice.

Related publications:

Christiano, Thomas. 2012. “What Is Civility and How Does It Relate to Core Democratic Values?" In Civility and Democracy in America, edited by Cornell Clayton and Richard Elgar. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press.

Christiano, Thomas. 2011. “An Instrumental Argument for a Human Right to Democracy.” Philosophy & Public Affairs 39(2): 142-176.

Christiano, Thomas. 2010. “The Uneasy Relationship Between Democracy and Capital.” Social Philosophy and Policy 27(2): 195-217. http://

Christiano, Thomas. 2009. “Must Democracy be Reasonable?” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 39(1): 1-34.

Christiano, Thomas. 2008. The Constitution of Equality: Democratic Authority and Its Limits. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



Shaun Nichols

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Shaun Nichols is Professor in the University of Arizona Department of Philosophy. His research focuses on the psychological underpinnings of ordinary thinking about philosophical issues. His current research applies this method to issues surrounding free will, the self, consciousness, and causation. In 2009 and 2012 he was Co-Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute on “Experimental Philosophy.”

Related Publications:

Nichols, Shaun. 2011. “Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Free Will.” Science 331(6023): 1401-1403.

Klein, S. and Nichols, S. 2012.  “Memory and the Sense of Personal Identity.” Mind 121 (483): 677-702.

Nichols, Shaun. 2008. “How Can Psychology Contribute to the Free Will Debate?” Pp. 10-31 in Are We Free? edited by John Baer, James C. Kaufman, and Roy F Baumeister. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nichols, Shaun. 2004. Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgment. New York: Oxford University Press.



Guido Pincione

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Guido Pincione is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. He does research in moral, political, and legal philosophy.



Related publications:

Pincione, Guido and Fernando R. Tesón (2001). “Self-Defeating Symbolism in Politics,” The Journal of Philosophy 98(12): 636-652.

Pincione, Guido and Fernando R. Tesón (2006). Rational Choice and Democratic Deliberation: A Theory of Discourse Failure. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Pincione, Guido, & Tesón, Fernando R. (2006). “Rational Ignorance and Political Morality.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72(1): 71-96.

Pincione, Guido (2012). “Constitutional Neutrality among Economic Policies,” Public Choice 52(3): 455-459.