Candice Delmas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Northeastern University, and the Associate Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program. Before joining Northeastern, she was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Clemson University. Candice completed her PhD in philosophy at Boston University in 2012. Her work on political legitimacy, resistance, civil and uncivil disobedience, conscientious objection, and government whistleblowing has appeared in in Ethics, Law and Philosophy, Analysis, Social Theory and Practice, Criminal Law and Philosophy, The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and Res Publica, among other journals. Candice has also recently researched the neuroethics of sexual re-orientation.
As a Dworkin-Balzan Fellow, Candice will complete a book entitled Duty to Resist, Duty Disobey: Revisiting Political Obligation. In it she defends the existence of moral duties to resist injustice, including through principled – civil and uncivil – disobedience.
Katharina Stevens studied philosophy at the University of Hamburg and the University of Windsor and wrote her dissertation in the philosophy of law at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Katharina works in legal philosophy and argumentation theory. Her primary interest lies with legal reasoning, but she has also published and presented on constitutional interpretation, rhetoric and virtue-argumentation theory. Upon completion of her Dworkin-Balzan Fellowship, Katharina will assume her new role as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada).
As a Dworkin-Balzan Fellow, Katharina will focus on the role of authority in legal reasoning. She will use insights into arguments by authority and argumentative burden of proof in order to clarify the reasoning processes that stand behind judicial decision making.