• Editorial
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 1 (1): 7-8. 2004.
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    I want to raise the question of why we should give the Preface this special treatment. What do we hope to learn from such an extended examination of the Preface that will help further the study of Hegel's work beyond its present state? My comments will be limited to a few central issues, such as the relationship between the Phenomenology and the system, the Phenomenology as an introduction to the system, and the Phenomenology as a ladder, in order to best address what is of value in the Phenomen…Read more
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    A new approach
    The Philosophers' Magazine 54 (54): 110-111. 2011.
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    The Global Justice Reader (edited book)
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2008.
    _The Global Justice Reader_ is a first-of-its kind collection that brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy. Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy Offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice P…Read more
  • Editorial
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 5 (2): 177. 2008.
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    Law and Legal Theory (edited book)
    Brill. 2013.
    brings together some of the most important essays in the area of the philosophy of law written by leading, international scholars and offering significant contributions to how we understand law and legal theory to help shape future debates
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    Oxford Bibliographies Online. 2010.
    The punishment of criminals is a topic of long-standing philosophical interest since the ancient Greeks. This interest has focused on several considerations, including the justification of punishment, who should be permitted to punish, and how we might best set punishments for crimes. This entry focuses on the most important contributions in this field. The focus will be on specific theoretical approaches to punishment including both traditional theories of punishment (retributivism, deterrence,…Read more
  • Stephen Houlgate's The Opening Of Hegel's Logic: From Being To Infinity (review)
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 55 195-197. 2007.
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    Does philosophy deserve a place at the supreme court?
    Rutgers Law Record 27 (1): 1-17. 2003.
    This Comment demonstrates that policy judgements are not masked by philosophical references, nor do philosophers play any crucial role in contentious judicial decisions. Neomi Rao’s study is flawed for many reasons: incomplete content analysis, poor assessment of data, and an inadequate definition of philosophy. She should be criticised for hypocritically praising Court philosopher references in some instances and not others, especially with regard to the Court’s early development. This Comment …Read more
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    In Search of Śiva: Mahādēviyakka's V&īraśaivism
    Asian Philosophy 12 (1): 21-34. 2002.
    Mahadeviyakka was a radical 12th century Karnataka saint of whom surprisingly little has been written. Considered the most poetic of the Virásaivas, her vacanas are characterized by their desperate searching for iva. I attempt to convey Mahadevi's epistemology and its struggle to 'know' Shiva, necessitating a lifetime of searching for him; offer an interpretation of the innate presence of Shiva in the world and its consequences for epistemology; and explore the sense of tragic love inherent in d…Read more
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    Climate change and negative duties
    POLITICS 32 1-9. 2012.
    It is widely accepted by the scientific community and beyond that human beings are primarily responsible for climate change and that climate change has brought with it a number of real problems. These problems include, but are not limited to, greater threats to coastal communities, greater risk of famine, and greater risk that tropical diseases may spread to new territory. In keeping with J. S. Mill's 'Harm Principle', green political theorists often respond that if we are contributing a harm to…Read more
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    The most comprehensive collection on Hegel's Philosophy of Right available Features new essays by leading international Hegel interpreters divided in sections ...
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    A two-tiered reparations theory: A reply to Wenar
    Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (4): 666-669. 2008.
    This paper argues that Leif Wenar's theory of reparations is not purely forward-looking and that backward-looking considerations play an important role: if there had never been a past injustice, then reparations for the future cannot be acceptable. Past injustice compose the first part of a two-tiered theory of reparations. We must first discover a past injustice has taken place: reparations are for the repair of previous damage. However, for Wenar, not all past injustices warrant reparations. O…Read more
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    Kant's Theory of Punishment
    Utilitas 15 (2): 206. 2003.
    The most widespread interpretation amongst contemporary theorists of Kant's theory of punishment is that it is retributivist. On the contrary, I will argue there are very different senses in which Kant discusses punishment. He endorses retribution for moral law transgressions and consequentialist considerations for positive law violations. When these standpoints are taken into consideration, Kant's theory of punishment is more coherent and unified than previously thought. This reading uncovers a…Read more
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    Global Justice and International Affairs (edited book)
    Brill. 2011.
    Global justice and international affairs is perhaps the hottest topic in political philosophy today. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area. Topics include sovereignty and self-determination, cosmopolitanism and nationalism, global poverty and international distributive justice, and war and terrorism
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    Preserving Capabilities
    American Journal of Bioethics 12 (6): 48-49. 2012.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 6, Page 48-49, June 2012
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    Theodor W. Adorno, Metaphysics: Concepts and Problems (review)
    Philosophy in Review 23 (3): 160-163. 2003.
  • Editorial
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (3): 263-263. 2005.
  • New Waves in Gobal Justice (edited book)
    Palgrave-MacMillan. 2014.
    With essays ranging from climate change and global poverty to just war and human rights and immigration, leading future figures present an ideal collection for anyone interested in the most important debates in global justice.
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    A critique of pragmatism and deliberative democracy
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (1). 2009.
    This paper offers two potential worries in Robert B. Talisse's A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy. The first worry is that is that the picture of democracy on offer is incomplete. While Talisse correctly argues that democracy is about more than elections, democracy is also about more than deliberation between citizens. Talisse's deliberative democracy is problematic to the degree its view of deliberation fails to account for democracy. The second worry we may have concerns the relationship bet…Read more
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    The Academic Journal Editor—Secrets Revealed
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (3): 313-325. 2012.
    My advice for journal editors - and not only editors of philosophy journals - for how to edit journals. Secrets shared from over 10 years of experiences with different journals and publishers.
  • Editorial
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (1): 7. 2005.
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    Just War Theory (edited book)
    Brill. 2012.
    Just War Theory raises some of the most pressing and important philosophical issues of our day. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area written by leading scholars and offering significant contributions to how we understand just war theory
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    British Idealism
    Oxford Bibliographies Online. 2011.
    British idealism flourished in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. It was a movement with a lasting influence on the social and political thought of its time in particular. British idealists helped popularize the work of Immanuel Kant and G. W. F. Hegel in the Anglophone world, but they also sought to use insights from the philosophies of Kant and Hegel to help create a new idealism to address the many pressing issues of the Victorian period in Britain and its aftermath. These contri…Read more
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    Remedial responsibilities beyond nations
    Journal of Global Ethics 10 (2): 156-166. 2014.
    David Miller's theory of nationalism and national responsibility offers the leading alternative ‘anticosmopolitan’ theory of global justice. His theory claims that ‘nations’ may be held responsible for the benefits and harms resulting from their collective decisions. Nations may be held remedially responsible to help nations in need even where the former lack causal or moral responsibility, for example. This article critically examines Miller's position that remedial responsibilities – the respo…Read more
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    Is Hegel A Retributionist? Graduate Essay Prize Runner Up
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 49 113-126. 2004.
    Amongst contemporary theorists, the most widespread interpretation of Hegel's theory of punishment is that it is a retributivist theory of annulment, where punishments cancel the performance of crimes. The theory is retributivist insofar as the criminal punished must be demonstrated to be deserving of a punishment that is commensurable in value only to the nature of his crime, rather than to any consequentialist considerations. As Antony Duff says: [retributivism] justifies punishment in terms n…Read more
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    Brill Online Books and Journals
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (2). 2012.
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    How Not to Save the Planet
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 19 (2): 119-135. 2016.
    Climate change presents us with perhaps the most pressing challenge today. But is it a problem we can solve? This article argues that existing conservationist and adaptation approaches fail to satisfy their objectives. A second issue that these approaches disagree about how best to end climate change, but accept that it is a problem that can be solved. I believe this view is mistaken: a future environmental catastrophe is an event we might at best postpone, but not avoid. This raises new ethical…Read more