Joseph Raz

Joseph Raz FBA (/rɑːz/; Hebrew: יוסף רז; born 21 March 1939) is an Israeli legal, moral and political philosopher. He is one of the most prominent advocates of legal positivism and is well known for his conception of perfectionist liberalism. Raz spent most of his career as a professor of philosophy of law at the University of Oxford associated with Balliol College, and is now a part-time professor of law at Columbia University Law School and a part-time professor at King's College London.[1] He received the Tang Prize in Rule of Law in 2018.

Joseph Raz

Raz, February 2009
Born (1939-03-21) 21 March 1939 (age 82)
Alma materHebrew University of Jerusalem
Balliol College, Oxford
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolLegal positivism
Perfectionist liberalism
Main interests
Legal and political philosophy
Notable ideas
Perfectionist liberalism