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Dr. Peter Stone

Ussher Assistant Professor (Political Science)
3 COLLEGE GREEN


Peter Stone was born 14 October 1971 in Malverne, New York, USA. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1993. While at Penn State, he completed a Senior Honors Thesis entitled "Towards the Empowerment of Labor: The Allende Experience." He then entered postgraduate study in Political Science at the University of Rochester, receiving an M.A. in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2000. His Dissertation was entitled "The Luck of the Draw: Revisiting the Lot as a Democratic Institution. From 2003 to 2010 he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He then spent a year as Faculty Fellow at Tulane University's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs before becoming Ussher Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory) at Trinity College Dublin in fall 2011. Stone specializes in political theory, especially such areas as democratic theory, theories of justice, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. He is particularly concerned with questions involving the scope and limits of human reason. He is the author of The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of Lotteries in Public Life: A Reader (Imprint Academic, 2011). He has published articles in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Political Philosophy, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Rationality and Society, Social Science Information, Social Theory and Practice, and Theory and Research in Education. He belongs to many professional societies including the American Political Science Association, the Association for Political Theory, the Bertrand Russell Society, the Political Studies Association, and the Political Studies Association of Ireland. When not working on political science, he enjoys swing dancing, the music of Leonard Cohen, and the occasional game of poker.
  Formal Theory (Political Science)   Game Theory   Political Methodology   Political Philosophy   Political Science   Political Theory   Rational Choice Theory
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American Political Science Association
American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
Association for Political Theory
Bertrand Russell Society
Conference for the Study of Political Thought
Midwest Political Science Association
Political Studies Association
Political Studies Association of Ireland
Anarchism, Michael T. Gibbons, Encylcopedia of Political Thought, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, [Peter Stone], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED  URL
Collective Action, Michael T. Gibbons, Encylcopedia of Political Thought, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, [Peter Stone], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED  URL
Russell, Bertrand, Michael T. Gibbons, Encylcopedia of Political Thought, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, [Peter Stone], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED  URL
Voting, Michael T. Gibbons, Encylcopedia of Political Thought, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, [Peter Stone], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED  URL
Peter Stone, Non-Reasoned Decision-Making, Economics and Philosophy, 30, (2), 2014, p195 - 214, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Peter Stone, The Pursuit of Consensus in Global Political Theory, Public Affairs Quarterly, 28, (3), 2014, p215 - 230, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
The Straw Theist? in, editor(s)Seyed Javad Miri , The Global Future of Religion, IPSC Press, 2013, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Access to Higher Education by the Luck of the Draw, Comparative Education Review, 57, (3), 2013, p577 - 599, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gil Delannoi, Oliver Dowlen, and Peter Stone, The Lottery as a Democratic Institution, Dublin, The Policy Institute, July, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Michele Westhead and Peter Stone, Is Browne the Colour of Mud?, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 7, (3), 2012, p53 - 62, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Peter Stone, Review of Globalization and Global Justice, by Nicole Hassoun , Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 18, (2), 2015, p417-419 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Rationality and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, by Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe, eds. , Metapsychology Online Reviews, 19, (15), 2015, Review, PUBLISHED
The Happy Memes of "Hallelujah" in, editor(s)Jason Holt , Leonard Cohen and Philosophy, Chicago, Open Court, 2014, pp241 - 252, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Why Not Try Leaving Things to Chance?, Policy Network, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy, by G.A. Cohen , Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, 2014, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Partiality, by Simon Keller , Metapsychology Online Reviews, 18, (25), 2014, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Death and the Afterlife by Samuel Scheffler, Review of Death and the Afterlife, by Samuel Scheffler , Metapsychology Online Reviews, 18, (44), 2014, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Finding Oneself in the Other by G.A. Cohen., Review of Finding Oneself in the Other, by G.A Cohen , Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, 2013, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Virtues, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations by Thomas E. Hill, Jr. , Review of Virtues, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations, by Thomas E. Hill, Jr. , Metapsychology Online Reviews, 17, (8), 2013, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of The Nature and Use of Lotteries by Thomas Gataker., Review of The Nature and Use of Lotteries, by Thomas Gataker , History of Political Thought, 34, (1), 2013, p172-175 , Review, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Best C&M Working Paper Award, Committee on Concepts and Methods, International Political Science Association 2014
Stone specializes in political theory, especially such areas as democratic theory, theories of justice, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. He is particularly concerned with questions involving the scope and limits of human reason. His secondary research interests include politics and religion and the philosophy of Bertrand Russell.