Rights and Reason

Essays in Honor of Carl Wellman

  • Marilyn Friedman
  • Larry May
  • Kate Parsons
  • Jennifer Stiff

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Christopher Wellman
    Pages 1-5
  3. L. W. Sumner
    Pages 23-43
  4. Jeremy Waldron
    Pages 45-64
  5. Virginia Held
    Pages 65-78
  6. Gerald J. Postema
    Pages 79-104
  7. James Griffin
    Pages 105-119
  8. Alice Erh-Soon Tay
    Pages 121-138
  9. Neil MacCormick
    Pages 139-155
  10. Diana Tietjens Meyers
    Pages 157-175
  11. Joseph Raz
    Pages 177-196
  12. Joel Feinberg
    Pages 221-250
  13. Georg Henrik von Wright
    Pages 251-261
  14. Hermann Klenner
    Pages 263-269
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 271-277

About this book


The papers in this book have been collected in celebration of Carl Wellman, who, after forty-five years, is retiring from teaching. Here I would like to highlight a few of the moments which have shaped Carl as a person and a philosopher. Although his childhood was not unhappy, Carl faced considerable challenges growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He ne ver knew his father; he and his mother, Carolyn, had little money; and he fought a long battle with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, an illness which made hirn more familiar with hospitals than any young person should be. (His mother once told me that there were times when the doctors put Carl in his own hospital room because, while he was too young to be housed with adult men, they did not want the other children to see hirn die. ) Following a year of physician-prescribed rest after high school, the doctors recommended the University of Arizona in the misguided hope that the desert climate might improve his health. In spite of the doctors' hopes, life in Tucson was not easy. The heat takes its toll on everyone, but the desert was especially oppressive for Carl since his unusually sensitive eyes were no match for the intense sun. Still, Carl enjoyed college.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marilyn Friedman
    • 1
  • Larry May
    • 1
  • Kate Parsons
    • 1
  • Jennifer Stiff
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5408-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9403-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4395
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