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Jonathan Dancy

Professor MA, B Phil, Oxford University

Jonathan Dancy

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Biography

I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where I spend the second semester each academic year. I am also Senior Research Professor at the University of Reading (until 2016).

Research Interests

My dominating interest is in moral theory. The main overall focus of my work here is the attempt to construct a viable form of realism, with an associated metaphysics, theory of motivation and theory of moral experience, if so it can be called. I am best known for the distinctively particularist slant that I put on these matters. My last book was a full-scale monograph on this topic under the title Ethics without Principles . While writing it, I have become more directly involved in what is now called the theory of reasons, and I expect to continue to make contributions in this more general field, with special attention still to the ethical aspects of the debate.

One aspect of that debate, which is currently absorbing my attention, is the proper account of practical reasoning, otherwise known as deliberation. I reject all attempts to characterize this as inference, and offer a new picture which tells its own story about the force and structure of such deliberation, and explains how it can be that in this case reasoning can conclude in action.

The theory of reasons has to say something about what it is to act for a reason. This topic lies officially within the philosophy of action. I am looking for ways of unsettling the dominant view that the reasons for which we act must, since they are manifestly capable of motivating us, be mental states of ourselves. This view seems to me to create far too great a distinction between the good reasons there are for doing what we do and the reasons for which we do them. My initial work in this area was published by OUP under the title Practical Reality. But there remains much to do.

I maintain a subordinate interest in contemporary epistemology, partly for its own sake and partly because one of my special concerns is the intermediate area of moral epistemology (perhaps better described as that of moral rationality). More on the sidelines is an attempt to rewrite the standard account of the relation between Berkeley and his immediate predecessors and successors in such a way as to give a smoother account of the passage from scholasticism to later idealism; here I am trying to continue and expand a theme which I first presented in my 1987 book on Berkeley.

Blackwell have repeatedly asked me to write a second edition of my Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology. But I will never do it.

Some recent and forthcoming pieces:

  • ''Acting in Ignorance', in Frontiers of Philosophy in China, vol. 6 no. 3 (2011), pp. 345-57.
  • 'One thought too many about Bernard Williams?', in Theoretical and Applied Ethics, vol. 1 no. 3 (2011), pp. 36-8.
  • 'Why be a Humean?', a contribution to a symposium on Mark Schroeder's Slaves of the Passions (OUP, 2007), in Philosophical Studies vol. 57 no. 3 (2012), pp. 455-462.
  • 'McDowell, Williams and Intuitionism', in U. Heuer and G. Lang eds. Luck, Value and Commitment: Themes from the Ethics of Bernard Williams (OUP, 2012), pp. 269-90.
  • 'Meta-ethics in the Twentieth Century', in M. Beaney ed. Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy (OUP, 2013), pp. 729-49.
  • 'Practical Concepts', in S. Kirchin ed. Thick Concepts (OUP, 2013), pp. 44-59.
  • 'Postscript' in D. Bakhurst, M. O. Little and B.W. Hooker eds. Thinking about Reasons (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2013), pp. 337-40.
  • 'On Knowing One's Reasons', forthcoming in C. Littlejohn and J. Turri eds. Epistemic Norms (OUP, 2014), pp. 81-96.
  • 'More Right than Wrong', forthcoming in R. Johnson and M. Timmons eds. Kantian Reflections on Morality, Law and Society: Critical 
Essays on the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill Jr. (OUP, 2014).
  • 'From Thought to Action', forthcoming in R. Shafer-Landau ed. Oxford Studies in Meta-Ethics vol. 9 (OUP, 2014), pp. 1-17.
  • 'Emotions as Unitary States', forthcoming in S. Roeser and C. Todd eds. Emotion and Value (OUP, 2014).
  • 'Ryle and Strawson on Category Mistakes', forthcoming in D. Dolby ed. Ryle on Mind and Language, (Macmillan, 2014).
  • 'Reasons for Broome', forthcoming in A. Reisner et al. eds. Weighing and Reasoning (OUP, 2014).
  • 'Intuitions and Emotions', forthcoming in Ethics.
  • 'Berkeley, Descartes and Science', forthcoming in The Harvard Review.

Recently I did a 15 minute interview for Philosophy Bites, now available at: http://philosophybites.com/2012/06/jonathan-dancy-on-moral-particularism.html

Interests

Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy

PHL 325K • Ethical Theories-Phl Majors

42703 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 300pm-430pm WAG 308
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This course will consider three classic moral theories in detail, those
of J. S. Mill, W. D. Ross and I. Kant – otherwise known as Utilitarianism, Intuitionism and
Kantianism. We will do this by studying one classic text by each author in detail.

PHL 387 • Advanced Ethics

42870 • Spring 2013
Meets T 200pm-500pm WAG 312
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Seminar Title:  ETHICS

Prerequisites

Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor required

Course Description

In this class we will study volume 1 of Derek Parfit's monumental On What Matters (OUP 2011)

Grading

The grade will depend entirely on the grade for the term paper.

Texts

D. Parfit On What Matters.

 

PHL 325K • Ethical Theories-Phl Majors

42515 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm WAG 308
show description

This course will consider three classic moral theories in detail, those
of J. S. Mill, W. D. Ross and I. Kant – otherwise known as Utilitarianism, Intuitionism and
Kantianism. We will do this by studying one classic text by each author in detail.

PHL 387 • Philosophy Of Action

42715 • Spring 2012
Meets T 200pm-500pm WAG 312
(also listed as LAW 379M )
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Graduate Standing and Consent of Graduate Advisor or Instructor required.

 

In this course we will read a series of classic papers in the philosophy of action, some older, some more recent.

Grading Policy: 

Your grade will be entirely determined by the grade of your paper

Texts: 

Mainly electronic copies of published papers

 

This course satisfies the Ethics requirement

PHL 325K • Ethical Theories-Phl Majors

43015 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm WAG 308
show description

This course will consider three classic moral theories in detail, those of J. S. Mill, W. D. Ross and I. Kant – otherwise known as Utilitarianism, Intuitionism and Kantianism. We will do this by studying one classic text by each author in detail.

Texts

J. S. Mill Utilitarianism  ed. G Sher (Hackett)

W. D. Ross The Right and the Good ed. P. Stratton-Lake (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

I. Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Ethics tr. M Gregor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

There will be some supplementary reading but the main focus will be these three comparatively short works.

 

Written requirements: 2 papers of 1,000 words each and a term paper of 3000 words. This is a Writing Course, and a specified percentage of the grade for each paper will be given for writing quality alone.

These assignments will generate 70% of the course grade; the remainder will be determined by other criteria.

PHL 387 • Recent Work In Ethics

43220 • Spring 2011
Meets T 500pm-800pm WAG 312
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In this course we will be studying recent work by Christine Korsgaard and Mark Schroeder

This course satisfies the Ethics requirement

 

Prerequisites

Graduate Standing and Consent of Graduate Advisor or instructor required.

 

Grading

Grade will be determined by the final paper.

 

Texts

Korsgaard:  Self-Constitution
Korsgaard: The Constitution of Agency
Schroeder Slaves of the Passions

PHL 325K • Ethical Theories-W

43160 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm WAG 112
show description

This course will consider three classic moral theories in detail, those
of J. S. Mill, W. D. Ross and I. Kant – otherwise known as Utilitarianism, Intuitionism and
Kantianism. We will do this by studying one classic text by each author in detail.

PHL 387 • Particularism Ethics/Elsewhere

43340 • Spring 2010
Meets T 500pm-800pm WAG 312
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Prerequisites

Graduate Standing and Consent of Graduate Advisor or instructor required.

Course Description

The seminar will be a study in the history of modern philosophical treatments of emotions. The focus will be on how the study of emotions developed from a study within moral philosophy to a scientific study.

Grading

The course grade will be based on a seminar paper and participation in seminar discussion. The paper will be the chief factor in determining the grade.

Texts

Descartes: The Passions of the Soul

Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature, book II

William James, The Principles of Psychology, chapter 25

Paul Griffiths, What Emotions Really Are

Martha Nussbaum, Upheavals of Thought, chapter 1

 This course satisfies the Ethics requirement

PHL 325K • Ethical Theories-W

42380 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm WAG 112
show description

This course will consider three classic moral theories in detail, those
of J. S. Mill, W. D. Ross and I. Kant – otherwise known as Utilitarianism, Intuitionism and
Kantianism. We will do this by studying one classic text by each author in detail.

PHL 387 • Ethical, Pol, And Legal Philos

42545 • Spring 2009
Meets T 1230pm-330pm WAG 210
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Prerequisites

Graduate Standing and Consent of Graduate Advisor or instructor required.

Course Description

The seminar will be a study in the history of modern philosophical treatments of emotions. The focus will be on how the study of emotions developed from a study within moral philosophy to a scientific study.

Grading

The course grade will be based on a seminar paper and participation in seminar discussion. The paper will be the chief factor in determining the grade.

Texts

Descartes: The Passions of the Soul

Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature, book II

William James, The Principles of Psychology, chapter 25

Paul Griffiths, What Emotions Really Are

Martha Nussbaum, Upheavals of Thought, chapter 1

 This course satisfies the Ethics requirement

Publications

Here they are. This list does not include reviews, entries in encyclopedias and other such. These can be found in my cv.

Books

  1. An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1985), pp. 259; available in Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish and Croatian.
  2. Berkeley: an Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987), pp. 165.
  3. Moral Reasons (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993), pp. 274.
  4. Practical Reality (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), pp. 187; paperback edition published 2002.
  5. Ethics Without Principles (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004), pp. 229; paperback edition 2006.

Edited Books

  1. Papers on Language and Logic (University of Keele Library, 1981), pp. 226 (Papers of a conference held at the University of Keele in 1979).
  2. (with J.M.E. Moravscik and C.C.W. Taylor) Human Agency: Language, Duty, and Value (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988), pp. 308.
  3. (with E. Sosa) A Companion to Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992), pp. 541; paperback edition 1993. Translated into Romanian, 2000.
  4. Perceptual Knowledge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 232, with an introduction (pp. 1-20). (Oxford Readings in Philosophy series)
  5. Reading Parfit (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), pp. 352.
  6. Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge with introduction, notes, glossary and index (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 237.
  7. Berkeley: Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous with introduction, notes, glossary and index, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 186.
  8. Normativity (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000), pp. 143, with an introduction (pp. i-viii).

Articles on Philosophical Logic

  1. 'Le Problème de Conditionels Contrefactuels', in Langages, Connaissance et Pratique, eds. N. Mouloud and J-M. Vienne, Universite de Lille, 1982, pp. 211-227.
  2. 'Even-ifs', Synthese vol. 58 no. 2, February 1984, pp. 119-128.
  3. 'Ryle and Strawson on Category Mistakes', forthcoming in a collection on Gilbert Ryle, edited by D. Dolby.

Articles on the History of Philosophy

  1. (with D. J. Bakhurst) 'The Dualist Straitjacket' in The Times Higher Educational Supplement 22 April 1988, p. 18; reprinted as 'Cartesianism: the dominant ideology' in Reflections on Higher Education vol. 1 no. 1, July 1988, pp. 52-56.
  2. '"For Here the Author is Annihilated": reflections on philosophical aspects of the use of the dialogue form in Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion', in Proceedings of the British Academy vol. 85 (1995), pp. 29-60. Reprinted in T. Smiley ed. Philosophical Dialogues: Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 29-60.
  3. 'From Intuitionism to Emotivism', in The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870-1945, ed. T. Baldwin (CUP, 2003), pp. 693-703.
  4. 'Berkeley's Active Self', in European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 1 no. 1, pp. 5-20.
  5. 'Berkeley, Descartes and Science', forthcoming in the Harvard Review.

Articles on Epistemology

  1. 'Intuitionism in Meta-epistemology', Philosophical Studies 42, 1982, pp. 395-408.
  2. 'On Coherence Theories of Justification: Can an Empiricist be a Coherentist?', American Philosophical Quarterly vol. 21 no. 4, October 1984, pp. 359-365.
  3. 'On the Tracks of the Sceptic', Analysis vol. 44 no. 3, June 1984, pp. 121-126.
  4. 'Externalism for Internalists', in E. Villanueva ed. Rationality in Epistemology, (Philosophical Issues vol. 2: Ridgeway, 1992), pp. 93-114.
  5. 'Arguments from Illusion', in Philosophical Quarterly vol. 45 no. 181, October 1995, pp. 421-438.
  6. 'Supervenience, Virtues and Consequences', Philosophical Studies vol. 78 no. 3, (June 1995), pp. 189-205; reprinted in G. Axtell ed. Knowledge, Belief and Character: Readings in Virtue Epistemology (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).
  7. 'Reasons, Relevance and Salience; a response to Hookway', in Philosophical Studies 130:1 (2006), pp. 71-9.
  8. 'Moral Perception', in a symposium with Robert Audi, in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume 2010, pp. 99-117.

Articles on the Philosophy of Action

  1. 'Why there is really no such thing as the theory of motivation', Presidential Address to the Aristotelian Society 1994, published in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, vol. xcv, (1994-5), pp. 1-18. Reprinted in R. J. Wallace ed. Practical Reason (Ashgate).
  2. A précis of Practical Reality and a 'Reply to My Critics' in a symposium on my Practical Reality, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research vol. lxvii, no. 2 (2003), pp. 423-8 & 468-90.
  3. 'Two Ways of Explaining Actions', in J. Hyman and H. Steward eds. Agency and Action (CUP, 2005), pp. 25-42.
  4. 'Acting in the Light of the Appearances', in McDowell and his Critics, eds. C. and G. Macdonald (Blackwell, 2006), pp. 121-34.
  5. 'How to act - disjunctively', in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge, eds. F. Macpherson and A. Haddock (OUP, 2008), pp. 262-80.
  6. 'Action in Moral Metaphysics', in C. Sandis ed. New Essays on the Explanation of Action (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 398-417.
  7. 'Action, Intention and Content', in Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Essays for P. M. S. Hacker, eds. H-J. Glock and J. Hyman (OUP), pp. 278-98
  8. 'Reasons and Rationality', in Spheres of Reason eds. J. Skorupski, S. Robertson and J. Timmerman (OUP, 2009), pp. 93-112.
  9. 'Acting in Ignorance', in Frontiers of Philosophy in China, vol. 6 no. 3 (2011), pp. 345-57.
  10. 'Why be a Humean?', a contribution to a symposium on Mark Schroeder's Slaves of the Passions (OUP 2007),  in Philosophical Studies vol.57 no. 3 (2012), pp. 455-62.
  11. 'On Knowing One's Reasons', forthcoming in C. Littlejohn and J. Turri eds. Epistemic Norms (OUP, 2014), pp. 81-96.

Articles on Moral Philosophy

  1. 'The Logical Conscience', Analysis vol. 37 no. 2, January 1977, pp. 81-84.
  2. 'On Moral Properties', Mind vol. xc, July 1981, pp. 367-385.
  3. 'Ethical Particularism and Morally Relevant Properties', Mind vol xcii, October 1983, pp. 530-547; reprinted in Croatian in Analiza 3, 2003; shortly to appear in French, translated by Anna Zielinska.
  4. 'The Role of Imaginary Cases in Ethics', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly vol. 66 nos. 1-2, January-April 1985, pp. 141-153.
  5. 'Two Conceptions of Moral Realism', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society supplementary vol. 60, 1986, pp. 167-187; reprinted in J. Rachels ed. Moral Theory (OUP, 1997), pp. 227-244.
  6. 'Supererogation and Moral Realism', in J. Dancy, J.M.E. Moravscik and C.C.W. Taylor (eds.) Human Agency: Language, Duty, and Value (Stanford University Press, 1988), pp. 170-188.
  7. 'An Ethic of Prima Facie Duties', in P. Singer ed. A Companion to Ethics (Blackwell, 1991) pp. 219-29.
  8. 'Intuitionism', in P. Singer ed. A Companion to Ethics (Blackwell, 1991) pp. 411-20.
  9. 'Non-Consequentialist Reasons', Philosophical Papers vol. xx no. 2, (1991), pp. 97-112.
  10. 'Holism in the Theory of Reasons', in Cogito vol. 6 no. 3 (1992), pp. 136-8.
  11. 'Caring about Justice', in Philosophy, vol. 67 no. 262 (1992), pp. 447-66; reprinted in M. Gatens ed. Feminist Ethics (Ashgate).
  12. 'Agent-relativity - The Very Idea', in R. Frey and C. Morris eds., Value, Welfare and Morality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 233-51.
  13. 'Ethical Thought and Ethical Principles', in The Ethical Record, the journal of the South Place Ethical Society, vol. 99, no. 10 (1994), pp. 11-14.
  14. 'In Defence of Thick Concepts', in Midwest Studies in Philosophy vol. xx: Moral Concepts (1996), pp. 263-79.
  15. 'Parfit and Indirectly Self-defeating Theories', in J. Dancy ed. Reading Parfit (Blackwell, 1997), pp. 1-23.
  16. 'Wiggins and Ross', in Utilitas vol. 10 no. 3, Nov 1998, pp. 281-5.
  17. 'Defending Particularism', in Metaphilosophy vol. 30, nos 1-2, Jan/April 1999, pp. 25-32.
  18. 'Can the Particularist Learn the Difference between Right and Wrong?', in The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 1: Ethics ed. K. Brinkmann (Philosophy Documentation Center: Bowling Green State University, 1999), pp. 59-72.
  19. 'Motivation, Dispositions and Aims', Theoria 1999 vol. 65.2, pp. 144-55.
  20. 'On the Logical and Moral Adequacy of Particularism', Theoria 1999 vol. 65.3, pp. 212-224. This and the preceding article are responses to the papers in a 2-part issue of Theoria devoted to discussion of my work in ethics.
  21. 'Recognition and Reaction', in Well-Being and Morality: essays in honour of James Griffin, edited by B. W. Hooker and R. Crisp (OUP 2000), pp. 39-52
  22. 'The Particularist's Progress', in B. W. Hooker and M. Little eds. Moral Particularism (OUP 2000), pp. 130-56; reprinted in T. Rønnow-Rasmussen and M. Zimmerman eds. Intrinsic Value (Kluwer/Springer), 2006.
  23. 'Should we Pass the Buck?', in A. O'Hear ed. The Good, the True and The Beautiful (CUP, 2000), pp. 159-73; reprinted in T. Rønnow-Rasmussen and M. Zimmerman eds. Intrinsic Value (Kluwer/Springer, 2006); also in B. Hooker, L. Kahn and P. Stratton-Lake eds. The Buck-Passing Account of Value: Value and Normativity (OUP, forthcoming).
  24. 'Scanlon's Principles', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society supp. vol. 74 (2000), pp. 319-338.
  25. 'Mill's Puzzling Footnote', Utilitas vol. 12 no. 2 (July, 2000) pp. 219-222.
  26. 'Prichard on Duty and Ignorance of Fact', in P. J. Stratton-Lake ed. Re-evaluating Ethical Intuitionism (OUP, 2002), pp. 229-47.
  27. 'La justesse et ce qui rend-juste', La Structure du Monde : Objets, Propriétés, Etats de Choses. Renouveau de la Métaphysique dans l'école Australienne de Philosophie , ed. J-M. Monnoyer, n° Hors série de Recherches sur la Philosophie et le Langage, (Paris: Librairie philosophique J. Vrin), 2002, pp. 443-58.
  28. 'What do Reasons Do?', Southern Journal of Philosophy vol. xli supplement (June 2003), pp. 95-113; reprinted in T. Horgan and M. Timmons eds. Metaethics after Moore (OUP, 2006).
  29. 'Are there Organic Unities?', Ethics vol. 113 no. 3 (2003), pp. 629-50.
  30. 'Contro le ragioni basate su desideri' ('Against Desire-based Reasons') in Ragion Pratica 20, (June 2003), pp. 189-209.
  31. 'Enticing Reasons', in Reason and Value: Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz, ed. R. Jay Wallace, Philip Pettit, Samuel Scheffler, and Michael Smith (OUP 2004), pp. 91-118; reprinted in C. Nimtz and A. Beckermann eds. Philosophy - Science - Scientific Philosophy . Main Lectures and Colloquia of GAP.5, Fifth International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy, (Paderborn: MENTIS, 2005) pp. 10-32.
  32. 'Understanding Tolerance', in Mulla Sadra, Logic & Ethics vol. 8 (Tehran: Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute Publication, 2004), pp. 283-302.
  33. 'Ethical Non-naturalism', in D. Copp. ed. The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory (OUP, 2005), pp. 122-45.
  34. 'The Thing to Use', in a special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science: The Dual Nature of Technical Artefacts, vol. 37 no. 1 (March 2006) eds. P. Kroes and A. Meijers; pp. 58-61.
  35. 'Essentially Comparative Concepts', in the on-line Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy www.jesp.org , June 2005, 16 pp.
  36. 'Cos'è il particolarismo in etica?' ('What is Particularism in Ethics?'), Ragion Pratica vol. 26, July 2006, pp. 113-131.
  37. 'Was Moore right about Punishment?', in Themes from G. E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics, eds. S Nuccetelli and G. Seay, pp. 325-42.
  38. 'Defending the Right', in the Journal of Moral Philosophy vol. 4 no. 1 (April 2007), pp. 85-98.
  39. 'Necessity, Universality and the A Priori in Ethics', in Reason, Morality and Beauty: Essays on the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant ed. Bindu Puri et al. (Oxford University Press, India; 2007), pp. 40-54.
  40. 'Are Basic Moral Facts both Contingent and A Priori?', in M. Lance, M. Potrc and V. Strahovnik eds. Challenging Moral Particularism (Routledge, 2008), pp. 55-61.
  41. 'An Unprincipled Morality', in R. Shafer-Landau ed. Ethical Theory: an Anthology (Blackwell, 2007), pp. 771-4.
  42. 'When Reasons Don't Rhyme', the TPM Essay in The Philosopher's Magazine 37 (2007), pp. 19-24.
  43. 'Logology, or the New Theory of Reasons', Ex Nihilo 2007.
  44. 'Has Anyone Ever Been a Non-Intuitionist?', in Underivative Duties: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing ed. T. Hurka (OUP, 2011), pp. 87-105.
  45. 'One thought too many about Bernard Williams?', in Theoretical and Applied Ethics, vol. 1 no. 3 (2011), pp. 36-8; to be reprinted in a resulting volume.
  46. 'McDowell, Williams and Intuitionism', in U. Heuer and G. Lang eds. Luck, Value and Commitment: Themes from the Ethics of Bernard Williams (OUP, 2012), pp. 269-90.
  47. 'Meta-ethics in the Twentieth Century', in M. Beaney ed. Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy (OUP, 2013), pp. 729-49.
  48. 'Practical Concepts', in S. Kirchin ed. Thick Concepts (OUP, 2013), pp. 44-59.
  49. 'Postscript' in D. Bakhurst, M. O. Little and B.W. Hooker eds. Thinking about Reasons (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2013), pp. 337-40.
  50. 'More Right than Wrong', forthcoming in R. Johnson and M. Timmons eds. Kantian Reflections on Morality, Law and Society: Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill Jr. (OUP, 2014).
  51. 'From Thought to Action', forthcoming in R. Shafer-Landau ed. Oxford Studies in Meta-Ethics vol. 9 (OUP, 2014), pp. 1-17.
  52. 'Emotions as Unitary States', forthcoming in S. Roeser and C. Todd eds. Emotion and Value (OUP, 2014).
  53. 'Reasons for Broome', forthcoming in A. Reisner et al. eds. Weighing and Reasoning (OUP, 2014).
  54. 'Intuitions and Emotions', forthcoming in Ethics.

Obiter Scriptum

  1. 'New Truths in Proust?', Modern Language Review, January 1995, pp. 18-28.

Critical Notices etc.

  1. 'Contemplating One's Nagel': a critical notice of T. Nagel The View From Nowhere (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1986), in Philosophical Books vol. xxix, no. 1, January 1988, pp. 1-15.
  2. 'Getting off the Moral Hook': a critical notice of Shelly Kagan The Limits of Morality (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1989); Philosophical Books vol xxxi, no. 4, October 1990, pp. 193-200.
  3. 'Can We Trust Annette Baier?': a critical notice of Annette Baier On Moral Prejudices (Harvard University Press, 1993), in Philosophical Books 1995, pp. 237-42.
  4. 'Real values in a Humean context': a critical notice of Michael Smith The Moral Problem (Blackwell, 1994), Ratio vol. ix no. 2, Sept 1996, pp. 171-83.
  5. 'Aspects of Reason 1': a critical notice of H. P. Grice Aspects of Reason (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001), Philosophical Quarterly vol. 53 no. 211 (2003), pp. 274-9 (with a companion notice by Gilbert Harman).
  6. 'On the Importance of Making Things Right': a critical notice of From Metaphysics to Ethics: a Defence of Conceptual Analysis, by Frank Jackson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998), Ratio (new series) xvii June 2004, pp. 229-37.
  7. 'Knowing what one is Doing', a contribution to a symposium on D. Velleman The Possibility of Practical Reason, Philosophical Studies vol. 121 no. 3 (2004), pp. 239-47.
  8. 'How to be a Moral Rationalist', a contribution to a symposium on C. Peacocke The Realm of Reason (Oxford: Clarendon Press 2004), in Philosophical Books vol. 47 no. 2 (2006), pp. 103-10.
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