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Dr. Richard Dagger

E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts, Emeritus
Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Before arriving at the University of Richmond in 2010, Richard Dagger was on the faculty of Arizona State University and, from 2008-2010, Rhodes College, where he directed the interdisciplinary Search for Values program.

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    • Grants and Fellowships

      Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Fellow, Murphy Institute for Political Economy, Tulane University, 2005-2006.

    • Awards

      David and Elaine Spitz Prize, Conference for the Study of Political Thought, 1999, for Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism.

    • Institutional Service

      Boatwright Scholars Committee, 2011-.

  • Selected Publications

    Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 (Oxford Studies in Penal Theory and Philosophy). 

    Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal, with Terence Ball (Pearson, 2011, 8th ed.).

    Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1997).


    "Political Obligation," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (revised 2014, with David Lefkowitz).

    "Citizenship as Fairness: John Rawls's Conception of Civic Virtue," in A Companion to Rawls, ed. J. Mandle & D. Reidy (Wiley Blackwell, 2014).

    "Social Contracts, Fair Play, and the Justification of Punishment," Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 8 (2011): 341-68.

    "Republicanism and the Foundations of Criminal Law," in The Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law, ed. R. A. Duff & S. P. Green (Oxford University Press, 2011).