bendittBefore coming to UAB in 1978, Theodore M. Benditt taught at Duke University and the University of Southern California. He was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a law degree. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He served as dean of UAB's School of Arts and Humanities from 1984 until 1998.


Dr. Benditt is the author of Law as Rule and Principle (Stanford University Press, 1978) and Rights (Rowman and Littlefield, 1982). He is also the author of numerous articles, most recently:

"Normality, Disease, and Enhancement" in Kincaid and McKitrick (eds.), Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science (Springer, 2007)

"Revenge," The Philosophical Forum , Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4 (Winter, 2007), pp. 357-363.

"Why Respect Matters," Journal of Value Inquiry, .Vol. 42, No. 4 (2008), pp. 487-96.

Dr. Benditt is also president of the Alabama chapter of JASNA, the Jane Austen Society of North America, and has published "The Virtue of Pride: Jane Austen as Moralist," Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2003), pp. 245-57, and "Fanny's Moral Limits," Persuasions On-Line, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Winter, 2008).

Dr. Benditt's Curriculum Vitae