Michael Sullivan

Associate Professor and Pre-Law Advisor

Department of Philosophy

Office: Bowden Hall 212

Phone: 404.727.7966

Fax: 404.712.9425

Email: msulli2@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy

Emory University
561 S. Kilgo Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1998


  • ethics, legal theory, critical theory, American Philosophy especially pragmatism, and social and political philosophy

Selected Publications

  • Author of Legal Pragmatism (Indiana, 2007).
  • Articles, chapters, and reviews published in 
    • The Yale Law Journal
    • Journal of Speculative Philosophy
    • Pragmatist Bioethics
    • New German Critique
    • Philosophy in American Law (Cambridge, forthcoming 2009)
    • Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
  • Book Review Editor, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

Fellowships and Honors

  • Emory Center for Teaching and Curriculum Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities (2008).
  • President, Georgia Philosophical Society (2002-2003)

Current Work

  • Current Projects include a book on ethics and institutional structure and an article on the reconstruction of legitimacy in contemporary social and political philosophy.

Book Covers

Sullivan Book Cover