Faculty News

Dr. Luke Hunt Receives President’s Faculty Research Award!

Dr. Hunt was selected for a President’s Faculty Research Award in the Emerging Scholars category for the Arts and Humanities. He is the author of The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing (Oxford University Press, 2019) and The Police Identity Crisis – Hero, Warrior, Guardian, Algorithm (Routledge, 2021), and his third monograph, Police Deception and Dishonesty

Dr. Luke Hunt, “The Limits of Reallocative and Algorithmic Policing,” Journal Article

The Limits of Reallocative and Algorithmic Policing  Dr. Luke Hunt (The University of Alabama) Article in Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 41, Issue 1 (2022). Abstract: Policing in many parts of the world—the United States in particular—has embraced an archetypal model: a conception of the police based on the tenets of individuated archetypes, such as the heroic police

Dr. Luke Hunt interviewed for article in “The New Republic”

Dr. Luke Hunt was interviewed for an article in The New Republic about the police’s use of informants.  The magazine piece examines cases in which the police use their leverage to get drug addicts to work as drug informants.  Hunt’s comments in the piece raise both procedural concerns about such cases (whether the informant had a

Dr. Chase Wrenn and Dr. Seth Bordner, “Setting the Record Straight: A Defense of Vacating Wins in Response to Rules Violations.” Journal Article

Setting the Record Straight: A Defense of Vacating Wins in Response to Rules Violations Dr. Chase Wrenn (The University of Alabama) and Dr. Seth Bordner (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, forthcoming in July but published online March 7, 2021 Abstract: Dr. Wrenn and Dr. Bordner describe a

Dr. Chase Wrenn, “Alethic Pluralism and Logical Form” Journal Article

Alethic Pluralism and Logical Form Dr. Chase Wrenn (The University of Alabama) Article in Southern Journal of Philosophy, 27 October 2020 (online first) Abstract: According to a recently proposed theory, truth is different for sentences with different logical forms. Truth for conditionals is a different property from truth for conjunctions, for example. This paper points

Dr. Chase Wrenn, “ALETHIC PLURALISM AND TRUTH-ATTRIBUTIONS: A DILEMMA.” Journal Article

Alethic Pluralism and Truth-Attributions: A Dilemma Dr. Chase Wrenn (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 4, October 2020, pp. 311-324 Abstract: Some recent theories of truth say that there are different kinds of truth for different kinds of subject-matter. This paper shows that it those theories break down when

Dr. Torin Alter

-Russellian Monism and Mental Causation  Dr. Torin Alter (The University of Alabama) and Sam Coleman (University of Hertfordshire, UK) Forthcoming and available in Early View in Nous  Abstract: According to Russellian monism, consciousness is consti- tuted at least partly by quiddities: intrinsic properties that categorically ground dispositional properties described by fundamental physics. If the theory

Dr. Mark Pickering, “Against the Hybrid Interpretation of Kant’s Theory of Punishment”, Journal Article

Against the Hybrid Interpretation of Kant’s Theory of Punishment  Dr. Mark Pickering (The University of Alabama) Article in Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik / Annual Review of Law and Ethics 28 (2020): 115-133 ABSTRACT: Immanuel Kant appears to make both retributivist and consequentialist statements about criminal punishment in the Metaphysical Foundations of the Doctrine of

Dr. Luke Hunt’s “The Police Identity Crisis – Hero, Warrior, Guardian, Algorithm”, book published by Routledge, March 31, 2021

Dr. Hunt’s new book, The Police Identity Crisis – Hero, Warrior, Guardian, Algorithm, was recently published by Routledge. The book examines major conceptions of the police role in light of the overarching societal goal of justice, drawing upon history, law, and philosophy. In early March of 2021, Dr. Hunt presented work from his book at