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Overview

  • Nick Smith is a professor and chairperson of the University of New Hampshire Department of Philosophy. Before coming to UNH, Smith worked as a litigator for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, and MacRae and as a judicial clerk for the Honorable R.L. Nygaard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Smith published I Was Wrong: On The Meanings of Apologies with Cambridge University Press in 2008 and Justice through Apologies: Remorse, Reform and Punishment in 2014 (also with Cambridge University Press). Smith regularly appears in the media, including interviews with Diane Rehm, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian UK, NPR, BBC, CBC, CNN, Fortune, Salon, Aeon, Radiolab, Philosophy Talk, and others. He has received teaching awards from the UNH and Vanderbilt.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Apologies as Remedies, Apologies as Weapons: Advice for Prime Minister TrudeauUniversity of Toronto Center for Ethics Journal.  7. 2017
    2017 Guidelines for Sentencing Apologetic Offenders: Summary Version for PractitionersUniversity of Toronto Center for Ethics Journal C4eJournal.  9. 2017
    2016 Apologies, Reparations, and Shattering the Founding Myths of the United StatesThe Critique.  October 2016. 2016
    2014 Decoding Apologies to Alan TuringThe Critique2014
    2013 Against Court-Ordered ApologiesNew Criminal Law Review.  16:1-49. 2013
    2011 “Apologies, Character, and Fitness: A Practical Framework for Evaluating Remorse in the Bar Admission Process” 2011
    2010 Kantian Restorative Justice?Criminal Justice Ethics.  29:54-69. 2010
    2009 Commodification in law: ideologies, intractabilities, and hyperbolesContinental Philosophy Review Man and World.  42:101-129. 2009
    2009 Introduction to the special issue on continental philosophy of lawContinental Philosophy Review Man and World.  42:1-4. 2009
    2008 The Penitent and the Penitentiary: Questions Regarding Apologies in Criminal Law 2008
    2008 Apologies in Law 2008
    2008 Framed: Utilitarianism and Punishment of the InnocentRutgers Law Journal.  32:115-224. 2008
    2008 Incommensurability and Alterity in Contemporary JurisprudenceBuffalo Law Review.  45:503-553. 2008
    2008 Review of Giovanna Borradori's Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques DerridaContinental Philosophy Review Man and World.  36:335-343. 2008
    2008 The Categorical ApologyJournal of Social Philosophy.  36:473-496. 2008
    2008 Why Hardcore Goes Soft: Adorno, Japanese Noise, and the Extirpation of DissonanceCultural Logic: an electronic journal of marxist theory and practice.  4:37-paragraphs. 2008
    2008 Commentary: The penitent and the penitentiary: Questions regarding apologies in criminal lawCriminal Justice Ethics.  27:2-85. 2008
    2008 Questions for a Reluctant Jurisprudence of AlterityESSAYS ON LEVINAS AND LAW: A MOSAIC.  55-75. 2008
    2007 Adorno vs. Levinas: Evaluating points of contentionContinental Philosophy Review Man and World.  40:275-306. 2007
    2005 The splinter in your ear: Noise as the semblance of critiqueCulture, Theory and Critique.  46:43-59. 2005
    2004 “When Selling Your Soul Isn’t Enough” Social Theory and Practice.  30:599-612. 2004
    2003 Making Adorno's Ethics and Politics ExplicitSocial Theory and Practice.  29:487-498. 2003

    Book

    Year Title
    2014 Justice through Apologies Remorse, Reform, and Punishment 2014
    2008 I Was Wrong The Meanings of Apologies 2008

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 “When Our Students Die,” Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching, eds. Steven Cahn, Alexandra Bradner, and Andrew Mills (Hackett, 2018) 2018
    2014 A Practical Framework for Evaluating Apologies in Civil Contexts.  259-329. 2014
    2014 Against Court-Ordered Apologies.  51-93. 2014
    2014 Apology Reductions in Criminal Law.  94-240. 2014
    2014 Justice through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment Concluding Call for Collaboration.  330-332. 2014
    2014 Justice through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment Introduction.  1-+. 2014
    2014 The Categorical Apology Revisited.  17-37. 2014
    2014 The Institutional Framework: Economic Outcomes and Noneconomic Values.  243-258. 2014
    2014 The Penitent and the Penitentiary: Apologies in Criminal Law.  39-50. 2014
    2008 Apologies and Gender.  108-113. 2008
    2008 Apologies in Diverse Religious and Cultural Traditions.  114-125. 2008
    2008 Elements of the Categorical Apology.  28-107. 2008
    2008 Introduction: Apologies as a Source of Moral Meaning in Modernity.  1-+. 2008
    2008 Issues Specific to Collective Apologies.  167-244. 2008
    2008 Previewing the Meanings of Apologies in Law.  253-258. 2008
    2008 The Collective Categorical Apology.  155-158. 2008
    2008 The Meanings of Apologies.  17-27. 2008
    2008 The Problem of Consensus.  159-166. 2008
    2008 The Relationship Between Apologies and Forgiveness.  132-139. 2008
    2008 Unusual Cases: Apologizing to Animals, Infants, Machines, the Deceased, and Yourself.  126-131. 2008
    2008 Varieties of Apologies.  140-152. 2008
    2008 Varieties of Collective Apologies.  245-252. 2008

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2016 Dialectical Retributivism: Why Apologetic Offenders Deserve Reductions in Punishment Even Under Retributive TheoriesPhilosophia. 343-360. 2016

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    Teaching Activities

  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2018
  • 20th Century European Phil Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Social & Political Phil Taught course 2018
  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Public Health Ethics Taught course 2017
  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2017
  • Social & Political Philosophy Taught course 2017
  • Social & Political Philosophy Taught course 2017
  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Public Health Ethics Taught course 2016
  • Comparative Ideas Taught course 2016
  • Field Studies in Art & Culture Taught course 2016
  • Humanities Spr Budapest Prog Taught course 2016
  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Public Health Ethics Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Philosophy and the Arts Taught course 2015
  • Social & Political Philosophy Taught course 2015
  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Honors/Social & Political Phil Taught course 2014
  • Philosophy of Law Taught course 2014
  • Public Health Ethics Taught course 2014
  • Just Business Ethics Taught course 2014
  • Honors/Social & Political Phil Taught course 2014
  • Philosophy and the Arts Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Nicholas Smith