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Dr. Peter Stone

Ussher Assistant Professor (Political Science)

 


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
Peter Stone, Non-Reasoned Decision-Making, Economics and Philosophy, 30, (2), 2014, p195 - 214, 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
Peter Stone, Varieties of Indeterminacy, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 6, (7), 2012, p107 - 116, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  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
Peter Stone, A Renaissance for Random Selection?, Redescriptions, 16, 2012, p125 - 136, Notes: [Year of Publication is really 2012-2013.], Review Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Many Voices, Different Voices, 2012, Working Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Peter Stone, The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making, Oxford University Press, 2011, Book, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
The Logic of Storytelling and the Storytelling of Logic in, editor(s)Seyed Javad Miri , Social Theory, Religion and Critical Discourses: Critical Theory in the Postmodern Globe, Saarbr├╝cken, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011, pp389 - 416, [Peter Stone], Notes: [Reprinted in Islamic Perspective 5 (2011): 279-307.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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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
Peter Stone, Review of Two Cheers for Anarchism by James C. Scott, Review of Two Cheers for Anarchism, by James C. Scott , Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, 2013, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters - The Writings of Paul Kurtz , by Nathan Bupp, ed. , Metapsychology Online Reviews, 17, (44), 2013, Review, PUBLISHED

  

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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.