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 Curriculum Vitae of

PETER VALLENTYNE

                                                

 

Department of Philosophy
University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, Mo 65211-4160

 

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Table of Contents

Personal
Education
Instructional Positions
Administrative Positions
Awards and Grants
Editorial Experience
Books
Articles
Encyclopedia Articles
Translations
Book Reviews
Teaching and Service Publications
Professional Presentations
Commentaries
Community Presentations
Professional Memberships
Professional Activities
Administrative Responsibilities

 

PERSONAL                                                                                     

       Dual citizen of Canada and U.S.A.

       General proficiency in French, limited working proficiency in Italian and Spanish, elementary proficiency in modern Greek.

 

EDUCATION

       Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh, 1984.

       MA: University of Pittsburgh, 1981.

       BA: McGill University, 1978.

       Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (completion of professional exams), 1976.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL POSITIONS

       Florence G. Kline Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri at Columbia: 2003-.

       Full Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University: 2000-2003.

       Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University: 1990-2000.

       Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University: 1988-1990.

       Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario: 1984-1988.

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, University of Missouri: 2005-.

Director, Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University: 1999-2000.

Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University: 1988-1999.

Harvard Management Development Program (3 weeks): 1994.

Administrative Associate to the President, Virginia Commonwealth University: Fall 1992.

Actuarial Supervisor, Financial Forecasting Department, Great West Life Assurance Company: 1973-75.

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AWARDS AND GRANTS

Liberty Fund contract ($44,500) for colloquium on liberty, self-ownership, and the right to property, 2002.

Schalkenbach Foundation publication grant ($10,000 for research leave), 1999.

Schalkenbach Foundation publication grant ($5,100 for manuscript preparation costs), 1999.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship ($20,000 for research leave), 1997.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Education Division grant ($115,000) for faculty workshops on teaching ethics across the curriculum, 1996-99 (with John Accordino).

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities public lecture grants 1995 ($1800), 1996 ($1500).

Virginia Commonwealth University Research Grant-in-Aid ($7000), 1990.

Research Council of Canada grant for conference on contractarian thought ($10,000), 1987. 

Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, 1981‑83.

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EDITORIAL WORK

         Co-Editor: Economics and Philosophy (2003-2008).

         Associate Editor: Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2000-03).

Board of Editors: Social Theory and Practice (2006-), DicoPo [Dictionnaire de Philosophie  Politique on-line] (2006-) Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2004-), Ethics (2003-), Utilitas (1994-), Economics and Philosophy (1998-2003, 2008).

 

 

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BOOKS

 

Equality and Justice: Justice in General, edited, Routledge, 2003.

Equality and Justice: The Demands of Equality, edited, Routledge, 2003.

Equality and Justice: Distribution to Whom?, edited, Routledge, 2003.

Equality and Justice: Distribution of What?, edited, Routledge, 2003.

Equality and Justice: Social Contract and the Currency of Justice, edited, Routledge, 2003.

Equality and Justice: Desert and Entitlement, edited, Routledge, 2003.

The Origins of Left Libertarianism: An Anthology of Historical Writings, edited with Hillel Steiner, Palgrave Publishers Ltd., 2000.

Left Libertarianism and Its Critics: The Contemporary Debate, edited with Hillel Steiner,   Palgrave Publishers Ltd., 2000.

Contractarianism and Rational Choice: Essays on David Gauthier’s Morals by Agreement, edited, Cambridge University Press, 1991.

 

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ARTICLES

 

1.      “Left-Libertarianism”, Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy, (forthcoming and in progress, 2011).

2.      Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism”, Philosophical Exchange (forthcoming, 2009).

3.      Sen on Sufficiency, Priority, and Equality”, Contemporary Philosophy in Focus: Amartya Sen, edited by Christopher Morris (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2009).

4.      “On the Possibility of Non-Aggregative Priority for the Worst off”, Social Philosophy and Policy 26 (2009): 258-285. Simultaneously published in Utilitarianism: The Aggregation Problem, edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller Jr., and Jeffrey Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 258-285.

5.      Responsibility and Compensation Rights”, in Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice, edited by Ian Carter, Matthew Kramer and Stephen de Wijze (Routledge, forthcoming, 2009).

6.      “Left-Libertarianism and Liberty", in Debates in Political Philosophy, edited by Thomas Christiano and John Christman (Contemporary Debate Series, Blackwell Publishers, forthcoming, 2009). [No electronic version currently available.]

7.      “Brute Luck and Responsibility”, Politics, Philosophy & Economics 7 (2008): 57-80.

8.      “Broome on Moral Goodness and Population Ethics”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming, 2008).

9.      “Libertarian Theories of Intergenerational Justice", (with Hillel Steiner) in Justice Between Generations, edited by Axel Gosseries and Lukas Meyer (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2009). [No electronic version currently available.]

10.   “Answers to Five Questions on Normative Ethics”, in Normative Ethics: Five Questions, edited by Jesper Ryberg and Thomas S. Peterson (Automatic Press/VIP, 2007), pp. 195-204.

11.  Libertarianism and the State", Social Philosophy and Policy, 24 (2007): 187-205.

12.  Consequentialism”, Ethics in Practice, 3rd edition, edited by Hugh La Follette (Blackwell Publishers, 2007), pp. 22-30.

13.  Distributive Justice", in Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy edited by Robert Goodin, Philip Pettit, and Thomas Pogge (Blackwell Publishers, 2007).

14.  Paretian Egalitarianism with Variable Population Size" (with Bertil Tungodden), in Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability, edited by John Roemer and Kotaro Suzumura, (Palgrave Publishers Ltd., 2007), ch.11.

15.  “On Original Appropriation” , in Malcolm Murray, ed., Liberty, Games, and Contracts: Jan Narveson and the Defence of Libertarianism (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2007), pp. 173-178.

16.  Left-Libertarianism and Private Discrimination”, San Diego Law Review 43 (2006): 981-994.

17.  Hurley on Justice and Responsibility”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 72 (2006): 433-438

18.  Five Questions on Political Philosophy”, in Political Questions, edited by Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen (Automatic Press/VIP, 2006), pp. 169-78.

19.  "Who are the Least Advantaged?" (with Bertil Tungodden), in Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality, edited by Nils Holtug and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Oxford University Press, 2006).

20.  Against Maximizing Act Consequentalism”, in Contemporary Debates in Moral Theories, edited by Jamie Dreier (Contemporary Debate Series, Blackwell Publishers (2006): 21-37.

21.  Robert Nozick: Anarchy State and Utopia", in The Twentieth Century: Quine and After (Vol. 5, of Central Works of Philosophy) edited by John Shand, Acumen Publishing (2006): 86-103.

22.  "Natural Rights and Two Conceptions of Promises", Chicago-Kent Law Review, 81:9, (2006): 9-19.

23.  "On the Possibility of Paretian Egalitarianism" (with Bertil Tungodden), Journal of Philosophy 102 (2005): 126-54.

24.  "Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals”, Journal of Ethics, 9 (2005): 403-433. 

25.  Why Left-Libertarianism Isn’t Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant": A Reply to Fried"  (with Hillel Steiner and Michael Otsuka), Philosophy and Public Affairs, 33 (2005): 201-15.

26.  Capabilities vs. Opportunities for Well-being”, Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (2005): 359-371.

27.  Infinite Utilitarianism: More Is Always Better” (with Luc Lauwers), Economics and Philosophy 20 (2004): 307-330.

28.  The Rights and Duties of Childrearing”, William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 11 (2003): 991-1010.

29.  Brute Luck Equality and Desert”, in Desert and Justice, edited by Sabrina Olsaretti (Oxford University Press, 2003): 169-185.

30.  Justice in General: An Introduction, in Equality and Justice: Justice in General, edited by Peter Vallentyne, Routledge (2003): xi-xviii.

31.  The Demands of Equality: An Introduction”, in Equality and Justice: The Demands of Equality, edited by Peter Vallentyne, Routledge (2003): xi-xiv.

32.  Distribution to Whom? An Introduction”, in Equality and Justice: Distribution to Whom?, edited by Peter Vallentyne, Routledge (2003): xi-xiv.

33.  Distribution of What? An Introduction”, in Equality and Justice: Distribution of What?, edited by Peter Vallentyne, Routledge (2003): xi-xiv.

34.  Social Contract and the Currency of Justice: An Introduction”, in Equality and Justice: Social Contract and the Currency of Justice, edited by Peter Vallentyne, Routledge (2003): xi-xiv.

35.  Desert and Entitlement: An Introduction”, in Equality and Justice: Desert and Entitlement, edited by Peter Vallentyne, Routledge (2003): xi-xvi.

36.  Equality, Brute Luck, and Initial Opportunities”, Ethics 112 (2002): 529-557.

37.  Libertarisme, Propriété de Soi, et Homicide Consensuel”, Revue Philosophique de Louvain (2002). "Libertarianism, Self-Ownership, and Suicide"  English Version

38.  Equality and the Duties of Procreators”, in Children and Political Theory edited by David Archard and Colin MacLeod (Oxford University Press, 2002): 195-211.

39.  Left-Libertarianism and Global Justice” (with Nic Tideman), in Human Rights in Philosophy & Practice edited by Burton M. Leiser and Tom Campbell (Ashgate Publishing, 2001): 443-457. 

40.  Left-Libertarianism: A Primer”, in Left Libertarianism and Its Critics: The Contemporary Debate, edited by Peter Vallentyne and Hillel Steiner (Palgrave Publishers Ltd., 2000): 1-20. 

41.  Critical Notice of Child versus Childmaker: Future Persons and Present Duties in Ethics and the Law by Melinda Roberts”, Nous 34 (2000): 634-47.

42.  Standard Decision Theory Corrected: Assessing Options When Probability is Infinitely and Uniformly Spread”, Synthese 122 (2000): 261-290.

43.  "Equality, Efficiency, and the Priority of the Worse Off." , Economics and Philosophy 16 (2000): 1-19.

44.  Le Libertarisme de Gauche et la Justice”, Revue Economique 50 (1999): 859-878. "Left-Libertarianism and Justice" English Version

45.  The Nomic Role Account of Carving Reality at the Joints”, Synthese 115 (1998): 171-198.

46.  Critical Notice of G.A. Cohen’s Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality”,  Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (1998): 609-626.

47.  Intrinsic Properties Defined”, Philosophical Studies 88 (1997): 209-219.

48.  Infinite Utility and Finitely Additive Value Theory” (with Shelly Kagan), Journal of Philosophy 94 (1997): 5-26.

49.  "Self-Ownership and Equality: Brute Luck, Gifts, Universal Domination, and Leximin" , Ethics 107 (1997): 321-43.

50.  Response-Dependence, Rigidification, and Objectivity”, Erkenntnis 44 (1995): 101-112.

51.  Taking Justice Too Seriously”, Utilitas 7 (1995): 207-216.

52.  Infinite Utility: Anonymity and Person-Centeredness”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (1995): 413-420.

53.  Infinite Utility and Temporal Neutrality”, Utilitas 6 (1994): 193-99. 

54.  The Connection between Prudential Goodness and Moral Permissibility”, Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (1993): 105-28.

55.  Utilitarianism and Infinite Utility”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 71 (1993): 212-217.

56.  Child Liberationism and Legitimate Interference” (with Morry Lipson), Journal of Social Philosophy 23 (1992): 5-15.

57.  Moral Dilemmas and Comparative Conceptions of Morality”, Southern Journal of Philosophy XXX (1992): 117-124.

58.  “Libertarianism, Autonomy, and Children” (with Morry Lipson), Public Affairs Quarterly 5 (1991): 333-352.  [No electronic version available.]

59.  Motivational Ties and Doing What One Wants Most” (with Robert Frazier), Journal of Philosophical Research XVI (1991): 437-39. 

60.  The Problem of Unauthorized Welfare”, Nous 25 (1991): 295-321.

61.  Contractarianism and the Assumption of Mutual Unconcern”, Philosophical Studies 56 (1989): 187-192.  [No electronic version available.]

62.  “Equal Opportunity and the Family” (with Morry Lipson), Public Affairs Quarterly 3 (1989): 29-47.   [No electronic version available.]

63.  “How to Combine Pareto Optimality with Liberty Considerations”, Theory and Decision 27 (1989): 217-240.  [No electronic version available.]

64.  Two Types of Moral Dilemmas”, Erkenntnis 30 (1989): 301-318.

65.  “Critical Review of J.L. Mackie's Persons and Values and Ted Honderich's Morality and Objectivity” (papers on Mackie's work), The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (1988): 595-607. [No electronic version available.]

66.  “Explicating Lawhood”, Philosophy of Science 55 (1988): 598-613.  [No electronic version available.]

67.  Gimmicky Representations of Moral Theories”, Metaphilosophy 19 (1988): 253-263.

68.  “Rights Based Paretianism”, The Canadian Journal of Philo­sophy 18 (1988): 527-544.  [No electronic version available.]

69.  Teleology, Consequentialism, and the Past”, The Journal of Value Inquiry 22 (1988: 89-101. 

70.  “Prohibition Dilemmas and Deontic Logic”, Logique et Analyse 18 (1987): 113-122.  [No electronic version available.]

71.  “Utilitarianism and the Outcomes of Actions”, The Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 68 (1987): 57-70.  [No electronic version available.]

72.  “The Teleological/Deontological Distinction”, The Journal of Value Inquiry 21 (1987): 21-32.  [No electronic version available.

73.  “Gauthier on Morality and Rationality”, Eidos 5 (1986): 79-95.  [No electronic version available.]

 

REPRINTS

 

1.      “Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism”, Diacrítica 23 (2009): forthcoming. [Slight modification of the original 2009 publication.], pp. ???.

2.      Levicový libertarianismus a globální spravedlnost”, in Sociálni kritika v éře globalizace. Odstrañováni socialnĕ-ekonomických nerovností a konfliktů [Social Criticism in the Era of Globalization. An Elimination of Social-Economic Inequalities and Conflicts] edited by Marek Hrubec et al. (Prague: Publishing House Filosofia, 2008), pp. 239-266. [Translation of “Left-Libertarianism and Global Justice”, with Nicolaus Tideman, originally published in 2001.]

3.      “Los Derechos y Deberes de la Crianza”, in Ética en la Práctica edited by Pedro Francés,    Francisco Lara, Olga Campos and M. Ángeles Arráez (Universidad de Granada, 2008), pp ???. [Translation of “The Rights and Duties of Childrearing,” originally published in 2003.]

4.      “Standard Decision Theory Corrected: Assessing Options When Probability is Infinitely and Uniformly Spread”, in Hommage à Wlodek: Philosophical papers dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz, edited by Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Björn Petersson, Jonas Josefsson & Dan Egonsson (www.fil.lu.se/hommageawlodek 2007). [Originally published in 2000].

5.      “Capabilities vs. Opportunities for Well-being”, in Capabilities Equality: Basic Issues and Problems, edited by Alexander Kaufman (Routledge, 2006), pp. 79-92. [Originally published in 2005.]

6.      “Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals”, in Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality, edited by Nils Holtug and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Oxford University Press, 2006). [A revised version of the original 2005 publication.]

7.      “Self-Ownership and Equality: Brute Luck, Gifts, Universal Domination, and Leximin”, in Real Libertarianism Assessed – Political Theory after Van Parijs edited by Andrew Reeve and Andrew Williams (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), pp. 29-52. [Originally published in 1997.]

8.      “Equality, Efficiency, and Priority for the Worse Off”, in The Economics of Poverty and Inequality, vol. 1 (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series), edited by Frank A. Cowell (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2003), pp. 112-130. [Originally published in 2000.]

9.      “Equal Opportunity and the Family” (with Morry Lipson) in Children's Rights Revisioned: Philosophical Readings, edited by Rosalind Ladd (Wadsworth Press, 1996), pp. 82-97. [Originally published in 1989.]

10.   Contractarianism and the Assumption of Mutual Unconcern” in Con­tractarianism and Rational Choice: Essays on David Gauthier’s Morals by Agreement, edited by Peter Vallentyne (Cambridge Univer­sity Press, 1991), pp. 71-75. [Originally published in 1989.]

11.  “Gauthier's Three Projects”, in Contractarianism and Rational Choice:  Essays on David Gauthier’s Morals by Agreement, edited by Peter Vallentyne (Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 1-12. [A revised version of “Gauthier on Morality and Rationality”, originally published in 1986.]

 

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ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

1.   “Social Contract”, in New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Larry Blume and Stephen Durlauf (Palgrave, forthcoming 2008).

2.   Libertarianism”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2006 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2006/entries/libertarianism/. This is a significant revision of the version in the Fall 2002 edition.

3.   Libertarianism”, in Social Science Encyclopedia, 3rd edition, edited by Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper (Routledge, 2004): 577-79.

4.   Infinity in Ethics”, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, electronic expansion, edited by Edward Craig, (Routledge, 2001). 

5.   Self-Ownership”, Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd edition, edited by Laurence Becker and Charlotte Becker (Garland Publishing, 2001): 1561-63. 

6.   Contractualism”, in The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia, edited by Christopher Gray, (Garland Publishing, 1999): 159-161.

 

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TRANSLATIONS (with Guido Erreygers and Marylène Pastides)

 

1.      Land, Labor, and Property” by Jean de Colins (from Du Pacte Sociale, et de la Liberté Politique considerée comme complément moral de l’Homme, vol. 2, 1835, pp. 134-61) in The Origins of Left Libertarianism: An Anthology of Historical Writing, edited by Peter Vallentyne and Hillel Steiner (Palgrave Publishing Ltd., 2000).

2.      Christian Socialism” by François Huet (from Le Régne Social du Christianisme, 1853, sections 5 and 6 of Book 2) in The Origins of Left Libertarianism: An Anthology of Historical Writings, edited by Peter Vallentyne and Hillel Steiner, (Palgrave Publishing Ltd., 2000).

3.      The Theory of Property” by Léon Walras (from Études d’Économie Sociale, 2nd edition, 1936, Sections 5 and 6 of Book 2) in The Origins of Left Libertarianism: An Anthology of Historical Writings, edited by Peter Vallentyne and Hillel Steiner, (Palgrave Publishing Ltd., 2000).

 

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BOOK REVIEWS

1.      “Book Review of Jonathan Wolff and Avner de-Shalit’s Disadvantage, Utilitas, forthcoming 2008.

2.      “Book Review of Dale Murray’s Nozick, Autonomy, and Compensation,” Notre Dame Philosophical Review, http://ndpr.nd.edu/, Dec. 3, 2007.

3.      “Book Review of Martha Nussbaum’s Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, and Species Membership”, Theoria (Sweden), LXXIII (2007): 179-186.

4.      “Book review of Amartya Sen’s Rationality and Freedom,” Theoria (Sweden), 71 (2005): 368-373.

5.      "Book Review of Russell Hardin's Indeterminacy and Society," Mind 113 (2004): 753-56.

6.      "Book Review of John Kekes's The Illusions of Egalitarianism," Philosophical Books 45 (2004): 381-84.

7.      “Book review of Ross Zucker’s Democratic Distributive Justice,” Economics and Philosophy, 19 (2003): 156-160, 2004.

8.      “Book review of Partha Dasgupta’s Human Well-being and the Natural Environment,” Ethics 111 (2003): 405-07.

9.      “Book review of D.D. Raphael’s Concepts of Justice,” Utilitas, 15 ( 2003): 112-113.

10.  “Book Review of Freedom, Efficiency, and Equality by T.M. Wilkinson”, Ethics 112 (2002): 417-420.

11.  “Book Review of Ethics: Self-Governance and Cooperation by Robert H. Myers”, Ethics 112 (2002): 396-98.

12.  “Book Review of On Fairness by Craig Carr”, The Philosophical Quarterly, 51 (2001): 417-418.

13.  “Book Note of The Evolution of Inequality: War, State Survival, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective by Manus Midlarsky”, Ethics, 111 (2000): 207.

14.  “Book Review of Impartiality, Neutrality, and Justice: Re-Reading Brian Barry’s Justice as Impartiality edited by Paul Kelly” Ethics 110 (2000): 843-45.

15.  “Book Review of The Structure of Liberty by Randy E. Barnett”, Mind 109 (2000): 131-35.

16.  “Book Review of The Progressive Assault on Laissez Faire: Robert Hale and the First Law and Economics Movement by Barbara Fried”, Ethics, 110 (2000): 612-614.

17.  “Book Review of What We Owe to Each Other by T.M. Scanlon”, International Philosophical Quarterly, XL (2000): 102-103.

18.  “Book Review of Utilitarianism, Hedonism, and Desert by Fred Feldman”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LX (2000): 734-37.

19.  “Book Review of Property and Justice by James Harris”, Mind, 108 (1999): 579-583.

20.  “Book Review of Equilibrium and Rationality: Game Theory Revised by Decision Rules by Paul Weirich”, Ethics, 109 (1999): 684-86.

21.  “Book Review of On Economic Inequality, enlarged edition, by Amartya Sen”, Philosophical Review, 108 (1999): 85-87.

22.  “Book Review of Morality, Normativity, and Society, by David Copp”, Utilitas, 11 (1999): 130-33.

23.  “Book Review of Economics and Ethics: An Introduction to Theory, Institutions, and Policy by Douglas Vickers”, Journal of Economic Literature, 36 (1998): 309-310.

24.  “Book Review of John Locke and the Origins of Private Property by Matthew Kramer”, Ethics, 109 (1998): 200-202.

25.  “Book Review of The Lockean Theory of Property by Gopal Sreenivasan”, Philosophy in Review, 18 (1998): 79-81.

26.  “Book Review of Theories of Justice by John Roemer, Modern Theories of Justice by Serge Kolm, and Théories Économiques de la Justice by Marc Fleurbaey”, Economics and Philosophy, 14 (1998): 135-143.

27.  “Book Review of Justice and Justification by Norman Daniels”, Philosophical Quarterly 48 (1998): 399-401.

28.  “Book Review of Ethics, Welfare, and Welfarism by Wayne Sumner”, Economics and Philosophy 13 (1997): 330-337.

29.  “Book Review of Theories of Justice by John Roemer”, Mind 106 (1997): 795-797.

30.  “Book Review of Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution by Steven J. Abrams and Alan D. Taylor”, Ethics 108 (1997): 213-215.

31.  “Book Review of The Logic of Social Change by David Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, and Peter Schotch”, Canadian Philosophical Books, 16, (1996): 315-317.

32.  “Book Review of Moral Guilt: Moral Dilemmas, Emotions, and Social Norms by Patricia Greenspan”, Philosophical Review, 105 (1996): 550-552.

33.  “Book Review of Rational Choice by J. Howard Sobel”, Utilitas 8 (1995): 130-131.

34.  “Book Review of An Essay on Rights by Hillel Steiner”, Mind 104 (1995): 913-916.

35.  “Book Review of The Myth of Property by John Christman”, Mind 104 (1995): 622-24.

36.  “Book Review of The Limits of Hobbesian Contractarianism by Jody Kraus”, Ethics 106 (1995): 193-94.

37.  “Book Review of A Model of the Universe by Storrs McCall”, Mind 104 (1995):  658-61.

38.  “Book Review of Equal Justice by Eric Rakowski”, The Philosophical Quarterly 44 (1994): 129-32.

39.  “Book Review of From Morality to Virtue by Michael Slote”, Ethics 104 (1994): 884.

40.  “Book Note on Virtues and Rights: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes by R.E. Ewin” Ethics 103 (1992): 413.

41.  “Book Note on Robert P. Sylvester's The Moral Philosophy of G.E. Moore”, Ethics 102 (1991): 188.

42.  “Book Note on The Tanner Lectures on Human Values edited by Grethe Peterson”, Ethics 101 (1991): 427.

43.  “Book Review of Practical Reasoning by Robert Audi, Mind C-1 (1991): 139-42.

44.  “Book Review of Moral Principles and Practice by John Howie”, Canadian Philosophical Books 9 (1989): 416-417.

45.  “Book Review of The Moral Foundation of Rights by L.W. Sumner”, Philosophical Books 30 (1989): 110-113.

46.  “Book Review of What is a Law of Nature? by D.M. Armstrong”, Philosophy of Science 53 (1986):154-56.

 

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TEACHING AND SERVICE  PUBLICATIONS

 

1.      Teaching Non-Philosophy Faculty to Teach Critical Thinking about Ethical Issues” (with John Accordino), Teaching Philosophy 22 (1999): 249-257.

2.      “Teaching Critical Thinking about Ethical Issues Across the Curriculum” (with John Accordino), Liberal Education, 84-2 (Spring 1998): 46-51.

3.      Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, and Censorship”, For Good Reason 1-1 (1996): 2-3.

4.      “Moral Issues in Viatical Settlements”, Bioethically Speaking 3-2 (Fall 1995).

5.      Hooked on Academic Freedom and Integrity”, a review of Sydney Hook's Convictions, Menorah 22 (1991): 4-6.

 

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PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

1.     “Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism”, Center for Philosophical Exchange, SUNY Brockport (2008).

2.     “Left-Libertarianism Is the Right Libertarianism” Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (2008).

3.     “Equality and Gifts”, Center for Law and Philosophy Conference, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008), Political Theory Research Group conference, Washington University (2008).

4.     “Responsibility and False Beliefs”, Glasgow University (2008).

5.     “On the Possibility of Non-Aggregate Priority for the Worst Off”, Bowling Green State University (2007).

6.     “Left-Libertarianism and the Welfare State”, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University (2007).

7.     “Enforcement Rights”, 5th International Congress of the Ibero-American Society of Utilitarian Studies (2007).

8.     “Left-libertarianism and Taxation”, Workshop on Taxation, University College London (2007).

9.     “Brute Luck and Responsibility,” Murphy Institute, Tulane University (2007).

10. “Broome on Moral Goodness and Population Ethics”, Eastern Division Meeting of American Philosophical Association (2006).

11. Left-Libertarianism and Minimalist Ethics”, Université de Montréal (2006).

12. “Brute Luck and Responsibility”, University of Manchester (2006), Bristol University (2006), University College, London (2006), University of Reading (2006), Oxford University (2006), York University (2006), and University of Edinburgh (2006).

13. “Left-Libertarianism and Private Discrimination”, Institute for Law and Philosophy Conference, University of San Diego (2006).

14. “Natural Rights and Two Conceptions of Promising”, Workshop on Economic, Ethics, and the Law (Commitment and Contract), XXII World Congress Of Philosophy Of Law And Social Philosophy, Granada, Spain (2005).

15. Paretian Egalitarianism with Variable Population Size”, International Economics Association Roundtable Meeting on Intergenerational Equity, Hakone, Japan (2005); Conference on the Philosophical Aspects of Social Choice and Welfare, Caen, France (2005).

16. “Left-Libertarianism and the State”, Conference on Liberalism: Old and New, Bowling Green State University (2005) and University of Cincinnati (2006).

17. “Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals”: Workshop on Species Neutrality, Columbia University (2005); Conference on Genes and Justice, Lofoten, Norway (2004); Conference on Egalitarianism, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2004); James Rachels Memorial Conference in Ethics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2004); Plenary speaker at University of Warwick Graduate Student Conference (2004); Workshop on Equality, Poverty, and Global Justice, University of Missouri-Columbia (2004).

18. “Capabilities vs. Opportunities for Well-being”, annual meeting of American Political Science Association (2003); University of Pau, France (2003).

19.  “Child-Raising Rights”, William and Mary Law School conference on children’s rights (2002) and U. Arizona workshop on political philosophy (2002).

20. “Children’s Rights and Religious Schools”: Philosophy of Education Association meeting (Eastern APA), Atlanta (2001).

21. “Egalitarianism and Desert" : conference at Cambridge University (2001).

22. “Libertarianism and Self-Ownership”, Pacific meeting of American Philosophical Association (2001), University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2001), and University of Lund, Sweden (2001).

23. “Egalitarianism and the Rights and Duties of Parents”, conference on children and the family at the University of Western Ontario (2000).

24. “Egalitarianism and Responsibility”, Political Studies Association annual meeting (2000), biennial meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare (2000), meeting of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies (2000), Morris Conference, University of Colorado at Boulder (1999).

25. “Left-Libertarianism and Global Justice” (with Nic Tideman), biennial meeting of the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, New York (1999).

26. "Teaching Non-Philosophy Faculty to Teach Critical Thinking about Ethical Issues" , Howard University Ethics Across the Disciplines one-day forum (2001); American Association of Colleges and Universities meeting (1998); and Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (1998).

27.  “Self-Ownership for Egalitarians”, annual meeting of Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (1998), William and Mary College (1997), University of Manchester (1997), Nuffield College, Oxford (1997), Université de Louvain, Belgium (1997), and conference at Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France (1997).

28.  “Equality, Efficiency, and Priority for the Worse Off”, workshop at Venice International University (1998), biennial meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare (1998), biennial meeting of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies (1997).

29.  “Infinite Value and Finitely Additive Value Theory”, University of Virginia (1996).

30.  “Intrinsic Properties Defined”, annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (1996).

31.  “Contemporary Left-Libertarianism”, conference at University of Manchester (1996).

32.  “Self-Ownership and Equality”, conference at the University of Warwick (1996) and at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (1996).

33.  “A Temperate Theory of Universals”: APA (Central Division, 1995), The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (1995), and The College of William and Mary (1995).

34.  “Response-Dependence, Rigidification, and Objectivity”, Canadian Philosophical Association (1994), and Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (1993).

35.  “Utilitarianism an Infinite Utility”, APA (Central Division, 1993).

36.  “Child Liberationism and Legitimate Interference”: APA (Pacific Division, Society for Philosophy and the Family) and Canadian Philosophical Association (1990).

37.  “The Problem of Unauthorized Preferences”: Canadian Philosophical Association, the Research Triangle Ethics Group, and the University of Virginia (1990); and The Virginia Philosophical Association (1989).

38.  “Libertarianism, Autonomy, and Children”: Canadian Philosophical Association and APA (Pacific Division) (1990).

39.  “Equal Opportunity and the Family”: Canadian Philo­sophical Associa­tion meet­ing, Pace University meeting of The Inter­national Associa­tion for Philo­sophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and APA (Eastern Division) (1988); and The University of Waterloo (1987).

40.  “Rights Based Paretianism”: University of California at Davis, University of California at Riverside, and APA (Pacific Division) (1988); Georgia State University, and Canadian Philo­sophical Associa­tion (1986); and Univer­sity of Waterloo (1986).

41.  “Explicating Lawhood”: APA (Pacific Division, 1987); and Canadian Philo­sophical Association (1986).

 

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COMMENTARIES

 

1.      Invited Participant, for Law and Philosophy Roundtable, University of San Diego (2009).

2.      Invited Participant, Liberty Fund colloquium "Political Obligation and State Legitimacy", San Francisco (2008).

3.      “Comments on Gaus and Schmidtz: New Directions in Classical Liberal Political Theory”, Pacific meeting of American Philosophical Association (2008).

4.      Invited Participant, Liberty Fund colloquium "Olsaretti's Liberty, Desert, and the Market" , Indianapolis (2006).

5.      Invited Participant, Roundtable on the Moral Bindingness of Promises, Program on Law and Philosophy, University of Illinois, Champaign (2005).

6.      Comments on Roland Pierik and Ingrid Robeyn’s “Resources vs. Capabilities”, The Theory and Practice of Equality conference, Harvard University (2004).

7.      Comments on David Schmidtz’s The Elements of Justice, Brown University workshop (2004).

8.      Participant, Liberty Fund colloquium “Law and Liberty in the Writings of John Locke”, Tucson (2003).

9.      Comments on Tyler Cowan’s “Is a Novel a Model?”, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics conference, New Orleans (2002).

10.  Participant, Liberty Fund colloquium “Liberty and Responsibility in Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia”, Bozeman, Montana (2002).

11.  Panelist on “Ethics and Animals”, University of Richmond (2002).

12.  “Comments on G.A. Cohen’s ‘Rescuing Justice from Constructivism’”, University of Virginia roundtable (2002).

13.  "Ethics and Animals", panelist at University of Richmond conference on Humans and Other Animals (2002).

14.  “Comments on Brian Barry’s “Capitalist Rule OK?”, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics conference at Tulane University (2001).

15.  “Comments on Marc Fleurbaey “Equality and Responsibility”, Egalitarianism Workshop, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000).

16.  Liberty Fund Colloquium on the work of James Buchanan, Indianapolis (2000).

17.  “Moralized Consequentialism: Comments on Kagan”, meeting of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies (2000).

18.  “Democracy and Equality: Comments on Riley”, conference on democracy at Tulane University (2000).

19.  “Desert and Responsibility: Comments on Kagan”, North American Society for Social Philosophy, Eastern meeting of American Philosophical Association (1998).

20.  “Comments on Steiner, Arneson, and Roemer”, annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (1996).

21.  “Taking Justice Too Seriously: Comments on Feldman”, annual conference at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1995).

22.  Liberty Fund Colloquium “Individuals, Communal Groups, and Federal Systems”, Victoria, B.C. (1995).

23.  “Comments on Rene Hill's `Compensatory Justice versus Existence', Virginia Philosophical Association annual meeting (1993).

24.  Liberty Fund Colloquium “Order and Liberty: Classical Liberalism and Contractarianism”, Arlington, Virginia (1993).

25.  “Comments on Tom Christiano's “The Incoherence of Hobbesian Justification of the State”, APA (Pacific Division, 1993).

26.  Institute for Humane Studies (George Mason University) colloquium on Daniel Shapiro's “Liberalism, Basic Rights, and Free Market Capitalism” (1992).

27.  “Comments on William Galston's Liberal Purposes”, University of Virginia Colloquium on Political Theory (1991).

28.  Liberty Fund Colloquium “Liberty and Toleration”, Vic­toria, B.C. (1991).

29.  Comments on Mark Nelson's `Utilitarian Eschatology’”: APA (Pacific Division, 1991).

30.  “Comments on Al Mele's `Doing What One Wants Most'”: Mark Overvold Memorial Conference at St. Olaf's College (1990).

31.  “Comments on Roger Ebertz's `Is Reflective Equilibrium a Coherentist Model'”: APA (Eastern Division, 1990).

32.  “Comments on Piers Rawling's `The Ranking of Preferences'”: Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (1990).

33.  “Comments on Richard Arneson's `Against Complex Equality’”: APA Pacific Division (1990).

34.  Institute for Humane Studies (George Mason University) colloquium on Tara Smith's “Shue on Rights to Welfare” (1989).

35.  Institute for Humane Studies (George Mason University) colloquium on David Schmidtz's “Political Obligation” (1989).

36.  “Comments on Jan Narveson's `The Agreement to Keep Our Promises'”: Canadian Philosophical Association (1988).

37.  “Comments on Vicki Tabachnik's `The Hobbesian State of Nature'”: Canadian Philo­sophical Associa­tion (1988).

38.  Invited Participant, Liberty Fund Colloquium on Mancur Olson's Beyond the Measuring Rod of Money, Vic­toria, B.C. (1988).

39.  “Comments on Earl Conee's `Why Moral Dilemmas are Impossible'”: APA (Eastern Division, 1987).

40.  Invited Participant, Liberty Fund Colloquium on politics, law, and economics, Victoria, B.C. (1987).

 

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COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS          

  1. “Moral Issues in Ending Life”, MU Science and Society Discussion Group (2007).
  2. “Ethical Issues in Congenital Disease”, Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (2004).
  3. “The Ethics of Stem Cell Research”, MU Lifespan Learning Program (2004), Virginia Governor’s School Program on Medicine and the Life Sciences (2002), Virginia Legislature Joint Commission on Health Care (2002), VCU Philosophy Club roundtable (2002) and VCU/MCV Alumni Weekend Continuing Education event (2002).
  4. VCU Common Society non-credit mini-course on ethics, drugs, and the law (2003).
  5. VCU Common Society non-credit mini-course on war and terrorism (2003).
  6. VCU Common Society non-credit mini-course on the ethics of cloning and stem cell research (2002).
  7. “How to Make Good Ethical Decisions”, Science Museum of Virginia Bioethics Series (2000)
  8. “How I Became a Good Student”, VCU’s Academic Success Program (1999).
  9. “The Ethics of Cloning”: Science Museum of Virginia Bioethics Series (1999), The First Unitarian Church (1999), VCU’s Mini-Medical School (1997), WRVA’s (radio) “Lou Dean Show” (1997).
  10. “Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide”: Governor’s School Bioethics class (1999), VCU’s School of Allied Health Noon Lecture Series (1997), Richmond Unitarian Humanist Discussion Group (1995).
  11. “Economic Justice: Liberty, Equality, and Efficiency”: VCU’s Reason, Wisdom, and Spirituality Public Lecture Series (1999) and Ginter Park Presbyterian Church (1998).
  12. “Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, and Censorship”: The First Unitarian Church (1998), VCU’s Reason, Wisdom, and Spirituality Public Lecture Series (1996), University of Minnesota at Morris (1996), VCU Honors Brown Bag Lunch (1996), and Ginter Park Presbyterian Church (1995).
  13. “Morality, Access to Pharmacy Care, and Third-Party Reimbursements” Werner Lowenthal Annual Ethics Symposium (1995).
  14. “Post-Modernism and Analytic Philosophy”, Post-Modernism Reading Group, VCU (1994).
  15. “Ethical Issues for University Teachers”: Theater Department Instructors (1994), VCU Graduate Student Orientation (1990, 1991), VCU Workshop for Adjuncts (1991).
  16. “Teaching Critical Thinking About Ethics”: keynote presentation to the annual meeting of the Health Occupations Education Association of Virginia (1994), VCU faculty workshops (1993, 1994).
  17. “Comments on the Ethics of Retransplantation of Scarce Vital Organs”: Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Literature Seminar (1994).
  18. “Philosophy and Animals Rights”: talk show guest on WCVW radio (1993).
  19. “Ethics and Capital Punishment”: Reveille United Methodist Church (1993).
  20. “Ethics and Animals”: Reveille United Methodist Church (1993).
  21. “Ethics, What It Is, and Why Businesses Should Take It Seriously”: Council of Logistics Management (1992).
  22. “Drug Testing in the Workplace”: Administrative Management Society (1991).
  23. “Is Business Ethics Hogwash?”: Richmond Rotary Club (1991).
  24. “Children's Liberation”: guest on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio talk show “Open House” (1990).
  25. “Abortion”: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adult Education Class (1990).
  26. “Morality and Child Custody Laws”: Interdisciplinary forum “Confronting the Problems of the Divorce Process”, Virginia Commonwealth University (1990).
  27. “What is Philosophy?”: guest on CFOS radio talk show (1987).
  28. “Advice for New Teachers”: workshop on teaching sponsored by the Educational Development Office of the University of Western Ontario (1987).
  29. “Euthanasia”: Mississauga Unitarian Congre­gation (1987).
  30. “Approaches to Business Ethics”: MBA Business Ethics Club of the University of Western Ontario (1985).

 

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Philosophical Association, Canadian Philosophical Association

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Journal Referee (at least once for each calendar year specified): American Philosophical Quarterly (2007), Australasian Journal of Philosophy (1994, 1997, 1999-2003, 2005), Behavioral Sciences and Law (2006), British Journal of Political Science (1997), British Society for Ethical Theory (2000, 2008), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (1992, 1995-97, 1999-2000, 2002, 2004, 2007), Canadian Philosophical Association Program Committee (1993-2001), Contemporary Political Theory (2007), Dialectica (2003-2004), Dialogue (1999), Economics and Philosophy (1992-96, 1999, 2001-02), Economica (2001), Erkenntnis (1999), Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2008), Ethics (1993, 1996-2000, 2002-2005, 2007), Inquiry (2007), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2007), Journal of Ethics (1997, 2001, 2005), Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2004-2007), Journal of Consciousness Studies (1994-95), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2008), Journal of Moral Philosophy (2007), Journal of Political Philosophy (2004-2006, 2008), Journal of Social Philosophy (2005, 2007), Journal of Theoretical Politics (2006), Law and Philosophy (1998, 2001, 2008), Mind (2007-2008), The Monist (1995, 1998), Nous (1992-96, 1998-99, 2001-2003, 2008), Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2005), Philosophers’ Imprint (2003), Philosophical Quarterly (2002-03), Philosophical Studies (1994, 2000-01, 2004, 2008), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1999-2000, 2007), Political Studies (2003, 2007), Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (2000-2004, 2008), Ratio (2000), Res Publica (2002, 2008), Revue Economique (1998), Revue Philosophique de Louvain (2004), Social Choice and Welfare (1999), Social Theory and Practice (1997-2002, 2004-2007), Synthese (1999, 2001), Theoria (2006), Theory and Decision (1992), Theory and Research in Education (2006) and Utilitas (1996, 1998-2005).

Press Referee/Consultant (at least once for each calendar year specified): Cambridge University Press (1993-95, 1997-2000, 2002-05, 2007), Harvard University Press (2001), MacMillan USA (1993), Oxford University Press UK (1999, 2001-02, 2008), Oxford University Press USA (1998-99), Pennsylvania State University Press (2002), Palgrave Publishing Ltd. (2001), Princeton University Press (2005), Rowman & Littlefield (1994,1998), Routledge (1994, 2008), Sage (1999), University of California Press (1995), and MIT Press (1999, 2002), University of Toronto Press (1998-99).

Reviewer for Grants and Fellowships: University of Missouri Research Board (2007); Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand (2004); Innovative Research Incentive Schemes, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003); Social Science and Research Council of Canada (2003); American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Competition, pre-screener (2000-2003); Royal Society of Canada (1999).

External Reviewer for Promotion, Tenure, and Faculty Awards: Iowa State University (2008), U. California-Merced (2008), National Society of Collegiate Scholars Regional Selection Committee for the Inspire Integrity Awards (2008), Cambridge University (2008), American University of Beirut (2007), Dalhousie (2007), University of Pittsburgh (2007), Arizona State (2007), University of Kansas (2007), University College London (2007), London School of Economics (2006, 2007), Hebrew University (2005), Binghamton University - SUNY (2005), Old Dominion University (2004), The College of New Jersey (2004), University College London (2003), Oklahoma State University (2002), York University (2001), University of Victoria (1999), University of New Orleans (1998), University of Missouri-Columbia (1998), University of Toronto (1997), and University of Kentucky (1996).

 

Philosophical Gourmet Report Evaluator: 2004, 2006

 

Kline Colloquia Organizer: two 1.5 day colloquia at University Missouri-Columbia each year (2003-) sponsored by Kline Chair Fund. I oversee the organization and implementation of these events.

 

Conference Director:

-          Kline Colloquium on Intrinsic Value (2007)

-          Kline Colloquium on Equality, Poverty, and Global Justice, University of Missouri (2004)

-          Colloquium on equality, security, liberty, and efficiency, Murphy Institute, New Orleans (2004)

-          Colloquium on liberty, self-ownership, and the right to property, Liberty Fund, Montreal (2003)

-          Annual meeting of Virginia Philosophical Association, Richmond, VA (1994)

-          Conference on Contemporary Contractarian Thought, University of Western Ontario (1987).

 

Public Lecture Series Director: “Reason, Wisdom, and Spirituality” (1996-2000).

 

Faculty Development Workshop Director: “Teaching Critical Thinking about Ethics across the Curriculum”, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (3 week workshop for 15 faculty from various disciplines) (1996-99).  

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RESEARCH SUPERVISION (director or second reader)

Ph.D. Dissertations, director:

(1) Xiaofei Liu (2008-?), Responsibility and Control.

(2) Brandon Schmidly (2008-?), Parental Rights

(2) Eric Roark (2006-8), Using and Coming to Own: A Left-Proprietarian Treatment of the Just Use and Appropriation of Common Resources

(3) Alan Tomhave (2006-2008), The Nature of the State

(4) Jon Trerise (2004-7), A Justified System of Intellectual Property Rights

 

Ph.D. Dissertations, second reader:

(1)   Joel Dittmer (2007-?), Abortion and Moral Reasoning

(2)   Brian Casey (2007), Natural Law and the Challenge of Legal Positivism

(3)   Jason Berntsen (2005-7), Moral Arguments and Moral Motivation in a Non-Cognitivist Framework

 

Master’s Research Papers, first reader:

(1) Ted Uliassi (2008), “A Defense of Subjective Views of the Ontology of Consent Against Wertheimer’s Criticisms”

(2) Christopher Gadsden (2008): “Moral Responsibility and the Probability-Increase Thesis”

(3) Xiaofei Liu (2008): “Consent and Wrongness”

(4) Philip Swenson (2007): “Frankfurt Cases and the Direct Argument for Incompatibilism

(5) Patrick Todd (2007): “Is Soft-Compatibilism Really so Soft”

(6) Robert Perez (2007): “Interpersonal Justification and Executive Rights”

(7) Eric Heidenreich (2006), “The Nature of Rights”

(8) Alan Tomhave (2005-06), “Endowment Taxation and the Slavery of the Talented”

(9) Eric Roark (2005), “A Defense of Left-libertarianism That Will Satisfy a Real Egalitarian”

 

Master’s Thesis-second reader:

(1) Aaron Wright (2005), “Self-Ownership and Voluntary Slavery”

(2) Jason Glahn (2004), “Is Hard Positivism Too Hard to Swallow?”

 

Master’s Research Papers-second reader:

(1) Eric Roark (2005), “Nozick’s Failed Defense of the Minimal State”

 

B.A. Research Projects:

(1) Michael Mori (2006-2007), Honor’s Thesis, “Capabilities and Basic Justice”

(2) Kirk Rankin (2006), Undergraduate Research Mentor, “Equality and Responsibility”

 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

Advisor, Philosophy Graduate Student Organization (2003-)

Organizer, Kline Workshops (2003-)

Promotion and Tenure Committee (2003-2004, 2008-2009)

Ad hoc Status of Women Committee (2008)

Salary Advisor Committee (2007, 2008)

Chair, Speakers Committee (2004-2007)

Chair, By-laws and P&T Guidelines Revision Committee (2005-2006)

Graduate Placement Committee (2003-2004, 2005-2006)

Chair, Hiring Committee (2004, 2005)

Graduate Admissions and Policy Committee (2003-2005)

 

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee (2006 -)

University Library Committee (2006-2010)

Graduate School Fellowships Committee (2007)

Steering Committee, University Biotechnology and Society Program (2003-2007)

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering NSF Grant Committee (2005)

 

REGIONAL and NATIONAL SERVICE

          Missouri Department of Higher Education, Humanities Curriculum Allignment Workshop (2007– 

                2008)

          VCU Chapter of American Association of University Professors, President (2001-2003); Vice 

          President (2000-2001).

          Canadian Philosophical Association, Meeting Program Committee (1996, 1997)

          Virginia Philosophical Association: President (1994-1995), Secretary (1993-1994)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AT VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

(1988-2003)

       College Faculty Council (2002-2003; 1988-1994).

       Search Committee for Administrative Positions, School of the Arts, Qatar (2002)

       Assessment Committee for the School of the Arts in Qatar (2001)

       Chair, VCU AAUP Committee on Increasing Membership (2000)

       Comprehensive Financial Study Subcommittee of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on General Education (1998-99)

       Co-Chair, Policy and Ethics Working Group, HIV/Aids Center (1994-96)

       Chair, Humanities and Sciences General Education Writing Intensive Committee (1995-96)

       Search Committee for the Vice President for Finance and Administration (1995-96)

       Vice Chair, VCU Combined Virginia Campaign (1995, 1996)

       Planning Committee for the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration (1995-96)

       Werner Lowenthal Ethics Lecture Committee (1995-96)

       University Council (1991-95)

       Faculty Affairs Committee (1991-92)

       Task Force to Revise By-Laws (1993-94)

       Faculty Senate (1991-94)

       Chair, Rules and Credentials Committee (1993-94)

       Chair, Task Force on Senate Leadership (1993)

       Task Force on Summer Salary Policy (1993)

       Professional Status Committee (1992-93)

       Chair, Task Force on Senate Effectiveness (1992)

       Planning and Budget Committee (1991-92)

       Institutional Effectiveness Committee for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Self-Study (1992-94)

       University Executive Budget Committee (1992-94)

       Subcommittee on Tuition and Fees (1993-94)

       Doctorate of Public Administration, Examination and Program Review Committees (1992-93)

       College Task Force on Computer-Administered Testing (1993)

       Humanities, Sciences, and Education Incentive Pay Plan Committee (1993)

       University Grievance Board (1993)

       Chair, University Rules and Procedures Revision Committee (1991-92).

       College Hiring Committee for Development Officer (1991)

       University Planning and Budget Committee (1990-91)

       Dean's Advisory Committee on Standards of Performance (1989)

       College Undergraduate Academic Committee (1989-90)

       University Committee on Ethics and Values Project (1989-90)

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