Daniel Corrigan


Dept:Philosophy & Religious Studies
Office:0445 Catt Hall
2224 Osborn Dr
Ames IA


Dr. Corrigan’s research lies at the intersection of moral, political, and legal philosophy, with a focus on the theory and practice of rights. His publications have addressed such topics as the human rights obligations of corporations, environmental rights, and cross-cultural approaches to human rights. He has taught a wide range of courses in ethical, political, and legal philosophy.

Research Areas

Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law


PhD University of Miami
MA Georgia State University
BA Iowa State University

Selected Publications


Co-editor, Rights of Nature: A Re-examination (Routledge, 2021).

Articles and Book Chapters

"Political Confucianism and Human Rights." Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, vol. 37, (2022): 91-116.

"Human Rights and Rights of Nature: Prospects for a Linkage Argument." Rights of Nature: A Re-examination, ed. by Daniel P. Corrigan and Markku Oksanen (Routledge, 2021): 101-120.

"Rights of Nature: Exploring the Territory." Rights of Nature: A Re-examination, ed. by Daniel P. Corrigan and Markku Oksanen, (Routledge 2021): 1-13. (with M. Oksanen)

"From Concept to Conceptions: Can the Broad View Overcome the Debate Between Orthodox and Political Theories of Human Rights?." European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 19, no. 3, (2020): 417-425.

"Political Conceptions of Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility." Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights: Implications for Theory and Practice, ed. by Reidar Maliks and Johan Karlsson Schaffer (Cambridge University Press, 2017): 229-257.

"What’s So Good About Environmental Human Rights?: Constitutional Versus International Environmental Rights." Environmental Human Rights: A Political Theory Perspective, ed. by Markku Oksanen, Ashley Dodsworth, and Selina O’Doherty (Routledge, 2017): 124-148.