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Maggie O'Brien

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Email: mjobrien@yorku.ca

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I research and teach in feminist, legal, and political philosophy. I am particularly interested in the questions that come up at the intersection of these areas. My current work is on standing—both legal standing and moral and political standing. Standing (to a first approximation) means the right to perform certain sorts of speech-acts. I am developing a feminist case for a skeptical view about the value of standing norms according to which they are pernicious, especially to women and other marginalized groups.

Before starting at York, I taught at the University of Edinburgh in both the Law School and Philosophy Department. I received my PhD in philosophy from McMaster University in 2016 and completed a Masters in Studies in Law from the University of Toronto in 2017.

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Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Maggie O’Brien (2022) Easy for You to Say, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 100:3, 429-442, DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2021.1919723

2022

O'Brien, Maggie and Alexandra Whelan, "Hypocrisy in Politics". Ergo, forthcoming.



I research and teach in feminist, legal, and political philosophy. I am particularly interested in the questions that come up at the intersection of these areas. My current work is on standing—both legal standing and moral and political standing. Standing (to a first approximation) means the right to perform certain sorts of speech-acts. I am developing a feminist case for a skeptical view about the value of standing norms according to which they are pernicious, especially to women and other marginalized groups.

Before starting at York, I taught at the University of Edinburgh in both the Law School and Philosophy Department. I received my PhD in philosophy from McMaster University in 2016 and completed a Masters in Studies in Law from the University of Toronto in 2017.

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Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Maggie O’Brien (2022) Easy for You to Say, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 100:3, 429-442, DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2021.1919723

2022

O'Brien, Maggie and Alexandra Whelan, "Hypocrisy in Politics". Ergo, forthcoming.