Philosophy and Religion

Don Habibi

Don Habibi, Professor

Office: Bear Hall 280
Phone: (910) 962-3836
Email: habibid@uncw.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Legal Theory
  • Nineteenth Century British Philosophy (Liberalism, Utilitarianism)
  • Political Culture of the contemporary Middle East

Recent Publications

  • "Mill, Colonialism, and Empire," in Dale Miller and Christopher MacLeod, eds., The Blackwell Companion to John Stuart Mill, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
  • "Amartya Sen's Defense of Human Rights and the Challenge of Bentham," Theoria & Praxis 2:1 (August, 2014)
  • "Amartya Sen's Strong Theory of Human Rights," Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion, 17 (December, 2012), pp. 107-141.
  • "The Proportionality Problem With Human Rights NGOs," in Thomas Cushman, ed., Routledge International Handbook on Human Rights (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 548-559.
  • "The Politicization of the International Human Rights Movement: A Utilitarian Critique," Journal of Human Rights, 6:1 (2007), pp. 3-35.
  • "The Magic Moment: The Liminal, Distended Time Flashforward of Ambrose Bierce," The Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, 1:1 (Fall 2005) http://www.ambrosebierce.org/journal1habibi.htm.
  • "The Experience of a Lifetime: Philosophical Reflections on a Narrative Device of Ambrose Bierce," Studies in the Humanities, 29:2 (December 2002), pp. 83-108.
  • "Moral Thought vs. Imperialist Reality: J.S. Mill and India," Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion, VII (October, 2002), pp. 1-43.
  • John Stuart Mill and the Ethic of Human Growth (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001).
  • "The Moral Dimensions of J.S. Mill's Colonialism," Journal of Social Philosophy, 30:1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 125-146.
  • "Mill's Revisionist Utilitarianism," British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 6:1 (March, 1998), pp. 89-114.

Courses Taught

  • PAR 101: Invitation to Philosophical Thinking
  • PAR 211: Philosophy of Human Nature
  • PAR 265: Philosophy and Film
  • PAR 310: Legal Philosophy and Jurisprudence
  • PAR 340: Philosophy and Religion
  • PAR 365: Topics in Philosophy and Film