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Dr. Peter Stone

Ussher Assistant Professor (Political Science)
3 COLLEGE GREEN


Peter Stone 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.
  BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES   bertrand russell   citizen juries   Comparative political institutions   Condorcet Jury Theorem   Decision Making   DEMOCRACY   Democratic Equality   Formal Theory (Political Science)   Game Theory   Global Justice   INSTITUTIONS   Lotteries   Political Methodology   Political Philosophy   Political Science   Political Theory   Rational Choice Theory   RATIONALITY   Theories of Global Justice
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Secretary, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2016-Present
Member, Executive Committee, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2015-Present
Co-Convenor, Political Theory Specialist Group, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2015-Present
Vice President, Bertrand Russell Society 2015-Present
Board Member, Bertrand Russell Society 1997-Present
Vice Chair, Bertrand Russell Society 2010-2015
Political Theory Category Chair, Annual Meeting--European Political Science Association 2014
Review Editor, Foundations of Political Theory, Encyclopedia of Political Thought Project 2011-2013
Secretary of Society and Board, Bertrand Russell Society 1998-2001
Coordinator, Conference for the Study of Political Thought (Upstate New York Chapter) 2001-2003
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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, Bertrand Russell's Life and Legacy, Wilmington, DE, Vernon Press, 2017, Book, IN_PRESS
Editor's Introduction in, editor(s)Peter Stone , Bertrand Russell's Life and Legacy, Wilmington, DE, Vernon Press, 2017, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Philosophical Biography Reconsidered in, editor(s)Peter Stone , Bertrand Russell's Life and Legacy, Wilmington, DE, Vernon Press, 2017, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
The Wisdom of the Multitude: Diversity versus Size in, editor(s)Rafal Urbaniak and Gillman Payette , Applications of Formal Philosophy: The Road Less Travelled, Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2017, [Peter Stone and Koji Kagotani], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Russell's Literary Approach to History in, editor(s)Russell Wahl , Bloomsbury Companion to Russell, London, Bloomsbury, 2017, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Consent, Contract, and Autonomy in, Edwin Etieyibo , Social Contract Theory, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington, DC, 2017, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Tim Madigan and Peter Stone, eds., Bertrand Russell, Public Intellectual, Rochester, Tiger Bark Press, 2016, 1 - 241pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Introduction: Who Was Bertrand Russell? in, editor(s)Tim Madigan and Peter Stone , Bertrand Russell, Public Intellectual, Rochester, Tiger Bark Press, 2016, pp13 - 23, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Russell the Political Activist in, editor(s)Tim Madigan and Peter Stone , Bertrand Russell, Public Intellectual, Rochester, Tiger Bark Press, 2016, pp99 - 132, [Peter Stone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Sortition, Voting, and Democratic Equality, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP), 19, (3), 2016, p339 - 356, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Peter Stone, The Passionate Bertrand Russell, Philosophy Now, 2017, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Peter Stone, Review of Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life, by Axel Honneth , Philosophy Now, 2017, Review, ACCEPTED
Peter Stone, Review of The Demarchy Manifesto: For Better Public Policy. How to Enlighten, Articulate, and Give Effect to Public Opinion , by John Burnheim , Contemporary Political Theory, 2017, Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Russell Needed to Write, Review of A Pacifist at War: Letters and Writings of Bertrand Russell, 1914-1918, by Nicholas Griffin (ed.) , Russell, 36, 2016, p92-94 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, 'Guaranteed Rotation in Office': A Comment, Political Quarterly, 86, (3), 2015, p380 - 384, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
Peter Stone, Review of The Constitution of Risk, by Adrian Vermeule , Perspectives on Politics, 13, (3), 2015, p851-853 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Stone, Review of Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice, by Cass R. Sunstein , Metapsychology Online Reviews, 19, (45), 2015, Review, PUBLISHED
Julian Culp, Nicole Hassoun, and Peter Stone, Review of Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights, by Diana Tietjens Meyers, ed. , Ethics, 126, (1), 2015, p234-238 , Review, PUBLISHED

  

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Bertrand Russell Society Book Award 2017
M.A. (jure officii), University of Dublin. 2015
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.