David Hiley

David Hiley

David Hiley is professor of philosophy.  He regularly teaches courses in ethics and political theory where fundamental disagreements about moral and social values abound. 

His recent book, Doubt and the Demands of Democratic Citizenship, focuses on the challenges of a pluralistic democracy like ours where we may come from different cultural and religious backgrounds but we are still called upon to make decisions together about issues that have significant ethical implications. 

Professor Hiley is currently working on a book on human rights, an issue that turns on disagreement, at the global level, about whether there are any universal rights that every country or culture should respect and that should govern international relations.