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    Testimonial Injustice in International Criminal Law
    Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 5 (2): 155-171. 2018.
    In this article, I consider the possibilities and limitations for testimonial justice in an international criminal courtroom. I begin by exploring the relationship between epistemology and criminal law, and consider how testimony contributes to the goals of truth and justice. I then assess the susceptibility of international criminal courts to the two harms of testimonial injustice: epistemic harm to the speaker, and harm to the truth-seeking process. I conclude that international criminal court…Read more
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    Objective and Subjective Blame after War
    with Amy McKiernan
    Essays in Philosophy 18 (2): 295-315. 2017.
    When soldiers come home from war, some experience lingering emotional effects from the choices they were forced to make, and the outcomes of these choices. In this article, we consider the gap between objective assessments of blame and subjective assessments of self-blame, guilt, and shame after war, and we suggest a way of understanding how soldiers can understand their moral responsibility from both of these vantage points. We examine arguments from just war theory regarding the objective mora…Read more
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    Testimonial Injustice in International Criminal Law
    Symposion. Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences. forthcoming.
    Shannon Fyfe ABSTRACT: In this article, I consider the possibilities and limitations for testimonial justice in an international criminal courtroom. I begin by exploring the relationship between epistemology and criminal law, and consider how testimony contributes to the goals of truth and justice. I then assess the susceptibility of international criminal courts to the two...
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    Responsibility and the Harm of Mass Sexual Slavery
    Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. 2018.
    The aim of my dissertation is to explore philosophical questions motivated by the mass sexual slavery of Yazidi women and girls by the Islamic State. The Islamic State has targeted the Yazidis in Syria for destruction due to religious practices it sees as âdevil worship,â and has engaged in a sustained practice of sexually enslaving Yazidi women and girls. I analyze underlying metaphysical, political, and moral concepts in order to identify the responsibilities of the individual and collective p…Read more
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    The Moral Weight of Preferences: Death, Sex, and Dementia
    American Journal of Bioethics 20 (8): 76-78. 2020.
    Volume 20, Issue 8, August 2020, Page 76-78.
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    Why Ethical Sex Demands [the category of] Nonconsensual Sex
    Southwest Philosophy Review 36 (1): 135-143. 2020.
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    Tracking Hate Speech Acts as Incitement to Genocide in International Criminal Law
    Leiden Journal of International Law 30 (2): 523-548. 2017.
    In this article, I argue that we need a better understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the current debates in international law surrounding hate speech and inchoate crimes. I construct a theoretical basis for speech acts as incitement to genocide, distinguishing these speech acts from speech as genocide and speech denying genocide by integrating international law with concepts drawn from speech act theory and moral philosophy. I use the case drawn on by many commentators in this area o…Read more
  • The Cambridge Handbook on Just War Theory (edited book)
    with May, Larry May, Shannon Elizabeth Fyfe, and Eric Joseph Ritter and Eric Joseph Ritter
    Cambridge University Press. forthcoming.
  • International Criminal Tribunals: A Normative Defense
    with Larry May
    Cambridge University Press. 2017.
    In the last two decades there has been a meteoric rise of international criminal tribunals and courts and also a strengthening chorus of critics against them. Today it is hard to find strong defenders of international criminal tribunals and courts. This book attempts such a defense against an array of critics. It offers a nuanced defense, accepting many criticisms but arguing that the idea of international criminal tribunals can be defended as providing the fairest way to deal with mass atrocity…Read more