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Department of Philosophy

Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley (B.B.A., Baruch College, CUNY; B.A., Hunter College, CUNY; Ph.D., Emory University) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College.  His fields of interest are political philosophy and applied ethics, with particular interests in political constructivism, transitional justice, global justice, and business ethics.

Office: Carman 371

Recent Publications

  • "The Practice of Pharmaceutics and the Moral Responsibility to Expand Access to Investigational Drugs" (with Collin O’Neil), Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (forthcoming)
  • Review: Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice (by Carol Gould), Philosophical Quarterly 66(264) (2016)
  • "Political Constructivism", The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2015
  • "The Priority of Legitimacy in Times of Political Transition”, Human Rights Review 14 (2013)
  • “A Constructivist Approach to Business Ethics”, Journal of Business Ethics 117 (2013)
  • “On the Essential Nature of Business”, Business Ethics Journal Review 1 (2013)
  • “Justice in Context: Assessing Contextualism as an Approach to Justice”, Ethics and Global Politics 5 (2012)
  • “A Just Peacemaking Process: The UN’s Integration of Transitional Justice with DD" (co-authored with Nick Tomb), in Transitional Justice: Between Criminal Justice, Atonement and Democracy, ed. Anja Mihr (Netherlands Institute of Human Rights – SIM, 2012)
  • “John Stuart Mill and the Idea of a Stationary State Economy”, in Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality, eds. Heiko Spitzeck et. al. (Macmillan Palgrave, 2011)
  • “Constructivism”, Encyclopedia of Global Justice, eds. Deen Chatterjee and Reece Newman (Springer, 2011)
  • “The Structure of Justification in Political Constructivism”, Metaphilosophy 41 (2010)