Dr. Philip Benesch

 Recent Book:
The Viennese Socrates: Karl
Popper and the Reconstruction
of Progressive Politics

(Peter Lang, New York, March 2012)

Credentials Earned Since Joining the LVC Faculty

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (Legal Theory and History) University of London, December 2011
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Human Rights Law) University of London, December 2008


Articles, Reviews, & Essays (2005-2013)

 

Law-related & Prelaw Professional Meetings Attended (2005-2013)

  • Panelist, Prelaw Advising in Academic Departments (roundtable), Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors, Philadelphia, PA, June 2013
  • Panelist, Prelaw Advising in Political Science Departments (roundtable - 90 minute podcast available),  Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2013
  • Moderator, Prelaw Programs and Political Science (roundtable), Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 2012 
  • Pre Law Advisors’ National Council, Washington DC June 2012 
  • Conference on John Finnis and Natural Law (Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Ethics), Villanova University Law School, September 2011 .
  • Conference on "A Republic of Statutes: The New American Constitution" (Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Ethics), Villanova University Law School, February 2011
  • Prelaw Advisors Workshop, Drexel University Law School, January 2011
  • PreLaw Advisors Conference (NAPLA-SAPLA), Duke University Law School, Durham, NC June 2010 
  • Conference on "Liberty of Conscience" (Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Ethics), Villanova University Law School, February 2009
  • Conference on Justice Scalia's Jurisprudence (Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Ethics), Villanova University Law School, October 2007
  • Pre-Law Advisors Workshop, American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., September 2005

 
Papers Presented at Political Science Professional Meetings:

  • Is History Out of Date? Political Science and Political Philosophy after Popper. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2013
  • The Religious Neutrality Principle in the Governance of an Open Society, Political Studies Association, Cardiff, March 2013
  • A Society of Friends amidst a Community of Strangers, panel on interpreting Plato's Republic, Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2012
  • Karl Popper’s Critique of Marxian Political Economy, Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague, Czech Republic, March 2011
  • Popper, Marx, and Democratic Theory. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2009
  • Socratic Fallibilism and Political Abstentionism, Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2007
  • Dworkin, Scalia, and the Integrity of Law.  Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2007
  • Karl Popper and International Relations (with Albert Dalmolen), Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 1995
  • Rousseau, Kant, and the Political Theory of International Relations. Northeast International Studies Association, Providence, Rhode Island, November 1994
  • Popper, Marx, and Utopianism. Conference on Utopian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 1994.
  • The Socialist Party of Great Britain and Fascism, 1923-1945. Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 1994
  • Karl Popper's Critique of Utopianism. Kentucky Political Science Association, Morehead, Kentucky, March 1994