•  235
    Existentialism, quietism, and the role of philosophy
    In Brian Leiter (ed.), The Future for Philosophy, Oxford University Press. pp. 304--327. 2004.
    In this essay I consider the question that divides quetism from existentialism and to defend a particular line on that question. The essay is in three main sections. In the first I set out a view of philosophy under which it grows out of reflection on the views that shape ordinary practice. In the second section I outline a theory as to how exactly practice commits us to such views. And then in the third section I argue on the basis of that account that, notwithstanding serious difficulties, phi…Read more
  •  16
    [Book review] republicanism, a theory of freedom and government (review)
    In Stephen Everson (ed.), Ethics, Cambridge University Press. pp. 109--1. 1997.
  •  8
    Deux sources de la moralité
    Philosophiques 28 (1): 173-203. 2001.
    Comment chercher à situer, dans l'expérience humaine, les termes ou les concepts moraux ? Autrement dit, où, dans l'expérience, la morale devient-elle saillante pour nous ? C'est par le biais d'une généalogie naturaliste qu'il nous faut envisager la problématique, dans la mesure où nous ne possédons pas un sens moral irréductible par lequel des propriétés morales irréductibles nous seraient connues. Je soutiens que si des sujets intentionnels n'ont nul besoin de disposer de concepts normatifs, i…Read more
  • Reason and Value: Themes from the Work of Joseph Raz (edited book)
    Oxford Univ. Press. 2004.
  •  14
    Conséquentialisme et psychologie morale
    with Colas Duflo
    Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 99 (2). 1994.
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    The Empowering Theory of Trust
    In Paul Faulkner & Thomas W. Simpson (eds.), The Philosophy of Trust, Oxford University Press. pp. 14-34. 2017.
  •  262
    The Conversable, Responsible Corporation
    In Eric Orts & Craig Smith (eds.), The Moral Responsibility of Firms, Oxford University Press. pp. 15-35. 2017.
  •  180
    The Program Model, Difference-makers, and the Exclusion Problem
    In Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock & Huw Price (eds.), Making a Difference, Oxford University Press. pp. 232-50. 2017.
  •  135
    The Globalized Republican Ideal
    Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 9 (1): 47-68. 2016.
    The concept of freedom as non-domination that is associated with neo-republican theory provides a guiding ideal in the global, not just the domestic arena, and does so even on the assumption that there will continue to be many distinct states. It argues for a world in which states do not dominate members of their own people and, considered as a corporate body, no people is dominated by other agencies: not by other states and not, for example, by any international agency or multi-national corpora…Read more
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    A Brief History of Liberty--And Its Lessons
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 17 5-21. 2016.
  •  1
    Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods
    In Simon Derpmann & David Schweickart (eds.), Philip Pettit: Five Themes from his Work, Springer. pp. 3-16. 2016.
  •  227
    Three Mistakes About Democracy
    In Keith Breen & Allyn Fives (eds.), Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflection in the Public Sphere, Palgrave. pp. 187-199. 2016.
  •  64
    The Asymmetry of Good and Evil
    In Mark Timmons (ed.), Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol. 5, Oxford University Press. pp. 15-37. 2015.
  •  489
    The Hard Problem of Responsibility
    In David Shoemaker (ed.), Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Vol. 1, Oxford University Press. 2013.
  •  121
    Justice: Social and Political
    In David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne & Steven Wall (eds.), Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Vol. 1, Oxford University Press. 2015.
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    Republicanism Across Cultures
    In Jun-Hyeok Kwak & Leigh Jenco (eds.), Republicanism in Northeast Asia, Routledge. 2013.
    In this paper I focus on how far the republican ideal of freedom as non-domination can and should command allegiance across different cultures. Is the ideal bound to western culture, as its provenance may suggest? Or does it have a hold on the human imagination and sensibility that survives across various cultural and historical divides? I argue, in a deeply unfashionable vein,that it does command a form of universal allegiance. O…Read more
  •  179
    Two Fallacies About Corporations
    In Subramanian Rangan (ed.), Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society, Oxford University Press. pp. 379-394. 2015.
    One of the most important challenges for political theory is to identify the extent to which corporations should be facilitated and restricted in law. By way of background to that challenge, we need to develop a view about the nature and potential of corporations and corporate bodies in general. This chapter discusses two fallacies that we should avoid in this exercise. One, a claim popular among economists, that corporate bodies are not really agents at all. The other, a claim associated with U…Read more
  •  249
    Freedom and the State: Nanny or Nightwatchman?
    Public Health 129 (8): 1055-1060. 2015.
    There are two rival images often offered of the state. In one the state serves like a nanny to provide for the welfare of its members; in the other it requires people to look after themselves, providing only the service of a night-watchman. But this dichotomy, which is routinely invoked in debates about public health and welfare provision in general, is misleading. What the rival images turn on is not competing pictures of how the state should function in people's lives but competing pictures of…Read more
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    Criminalization in Republican Theory
    In R. A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S. E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo & Victor Tadros (eds.), Criminalization: The Political Morality of Criminal Law, Oxford University Press. pp. 132-150. 2014.
  •  147
    Legitimacy and Justice in Republican Perspective
    Current Legal Problems 65 59-82. 2012.
    Let justice be a feature of the social order imposed by a state and legitimacy a feature of how it is imposed: one that makes the imposition acceptable. This article argues that, so understood, legitimacy is quite a distinct concern from justice; that the core concern is with showing how state coercion is consistent with people’s being free citizens; that this does not require showing that the state exists by consensus or contract; that the best hope of satisfying the concern lies with arguing t…Read more
  •  503
    Varieties of Public Representation
    In Susan Stokes, Alexander Kirshner, Ian Shapiro & E. J. Wood (eds.), Political Representation, Cambridge University Press. pp. 61-89. 2010.