Martin P. Golding

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

External address: 
201K West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743
(919) 660-3062

Martin P. Golding (Ph.D. 1959, Columbia)
joined the Duke faculty on September 1, 1976,
as Professor of Philosophy and Law. He has
taught at Columbia University and John Jay
College of Criminal Justice and held visiting
appointments at the University of California
(both Berkeley and Los Angeles), Bar-Ilan
University of Israel, University of Southern
California, New York University Law School
and the University of Colorado. He has held
fellowships from the Social Science Research
Council, the National Endowment of the
Humanities, the National Humanities Center,
and was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in
Australia. He is the editor of The Nature of
(1966), and
Jewish Law and Legal Theory (1994),
and the Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of
Law and Legal Theory
and the author of Philosophy
of Law
(1975), Legal
(1984), and Free Speech
on Campus
(2000) and has
contributed chapters to a number of books,
including various volumes of the
Nomos series. He has published
numerous articles in a variety of journals,
including the Journal of Philosophy,
Columbia Law Review, The
, Vanderbilt Law Review,
Philosophy East and West, Cornell
Law Review
, Law and Contemporary
, Rechtstheorie, The
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
others. Many of these articles have appeared
subsequently in anthologies. From 1969 to
1989 he was secretary-treasurer of the
American Society for Political and Legal


  • Ph.D., Columbia University 1959
  • M.A., University of California at Los Angeles 1952
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles 1949