Selected Publications

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·       Why Honor Matters.  Basic Books.  May 8, 2018

·       A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain, 2nd edition. (Features eight new interviews with Susan Wolf, Peter Singer, Anthony Appiah, Simon Blackburn, Nancy Sherman, Valerie Tiberius, Paul Bloom, and Alan Fiske and Tage Rai.) Routledge 2016.

·       Relative Justice: Cultural Diversity, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility.  Princeton University Press. December, 2012. 

·       A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain.  December, 2009.  McSweeney’s Press.

 Peer Reviewed Articles:

·       “Negotiating Responsibility.Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41:44-45 (commentary on John Doris’ Talking to Our Selves:Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency.) 2018

·       “The Three Rs: Retribution, Revenge, Reparation.Philosophia.  44:2 327-342 2016

·       "Relative Responsibility and Theism." in Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns.  Timpe, K. and Speak, D. eds.  Oxford University Press. 2016*

·        “Free Will and Experimental Philosophy: an Intervention.” in Handbook of Neuroethics. Clausen, Jens; Levy, Neil (Eds.)  Springer.  December 2014.*

·       “Partial Desert.”  in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility. David Shoemaker ed.  Oxford University Press.  July, 2013 *

·       “Experimental Philosophy” Knobe, J., Buckwalter, W., Nichols, S., Robbins, P., & Sommers, T. (2011).  Experimental Philosophy.  Annual Review of Psychology, 63, 81-99.*  

·       “Experimental Philosophy and Free Will.”  Philosophy Compass.  5:199-212, 2010.

·       “More Work for Hard Incompatibilism.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 79, 3: 511-521.  November, 2009.

·       “The Two Faces of Revenge: Moral Responsibility and the Culture of Honor.”  Biology and Philosophy.  24,1 (2009):35-50. 

·       “The Objective Attitude.” The Philosophical Quarterly.  57, 28 (2007): 321-342

·       “The Illusion of Freedom Evolves.” In Distributed Cognition and the Will, David Spurrett, Harold Kincaid, Don Ross, Lynn Stephens (eds).  MIT Press. 2007.

·       “Darwin’s Nihilistic Idea: Evolution and the Meaninglessness of Life,” (with Alex Rosenberg). Biology and Philosophy.  18: 653-668.  November 2003.

·       “Of Zombies, Color Scientists, and Floating Iron Bars,”  Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness 8(22).  November 2002.

 Reviews and Other Publications:

·       Review of Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will by Julian Baggini. 800 words, The Philosophers Magazine.  April 2016 *

·       “Restorative Justice.” 800 words.  The Philosophers Magazine.  January 2016 *

·       Review of Building Better Beings by Manuel Vargas.  Notre Dame Philosophical Review.  September 16, 2013 *

·       Review of Yuck: The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust by Daniel Kelly.  Philosophical Quarterly.  2012 *

·       Editor for “Metaethics” unit and author of unit introduction, in Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings Fritz Allhoff, Ron Mallon, and Shaun Nichols (general eds.) Oxford University Press.  November 2012. *

·        “Required Reading: Thoughts on the Ethics of Punishment.”  The Philosophers Magazine: First Quarter 2012. *

·       Review of Responsibility and Distributive Justice.  Carl Knight and Zofia Stemplowska (eds.).  Notre Dame Philosophical Review. October, 2011. *

·       “In Memoriam: The X-Phi Debate”  The Philosophers Magazine.  First Quarter. 2011

·       “Reasonably Disposed: A Review of The Emotional Construction of Morals by Jesse Prinz.”  The Times Literary Supplement.  May 8, 2009.

·        “A Review of The Self, edited by Galen Strawson.”  The Times Literary Supplement  January 6, 2006.  P. 26.  .

·       “Diane Decides: A Review of Justice, Luck, and Knowledge, by S.L. Hurley.” The Times Literary Supplement.  May 7, 2004.  P. 6.   

·       “Rightly Determined: A Review of Deontic Morality and Control, by Ishtiyaque Haji.”  The Times Literary Supplement.  October 17, 2003.  P. 8.