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Delmas, Candice

Delmas, Candice

Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Director of the Law, Liberty, and Justice Program.

Office: 220 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-6697 x16
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Ph.D., Boston University; M.A., Georgia State University and University of Paris Sorbonne

Candice Delmas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Clemson University and the Director of the Law, Liberty, and Justice Program. She holds a M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University, a Master 2 in Ethics and Politics from the Université of Paris IV, Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University. She specializes in social and political philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of law. Her research focuses on the political responsibilities of citizens under conditions of injustice. In her dissertation, and several articles drawn from it, she has argued that the grounds commonly used to establish the moral duty to obey the law support disobeying unjust law and engaging in civil disobedience to protest injustice. Her work has appeared in Law and Philosophy, Analysis, Res Publica, Jurisprudence, and Les Ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics forum, among other publications.