Larry May

Washington University


Larry May is professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. While working on his Ph.D., he was Hannah Arendt's last research assistant. He also has a law degree.

May is the author of The Morality of Groups (1987), Sharing Responsibility (1992), The Socially Responsive Self (1996), Masculinity and Morality (1998), and Crimes Against Humanity (2005). He has also co-authored or co-edited eleven other books, the most recent of which is The Morality of War (2005).

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OCT 28, 2008 Podcast

Public Ethics Radio: Larry May on Habeas Corpus

Are habeas corpus petitions, as Barack Obama put it, "the foundation of Anglo-American law"? Or are they just nuisance lawsuits, as John McCain claims?