Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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    The Virtue of Self-Compassion
    with Felicia A. Huppert
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1-16. forthcoming.
    To be self-compassionate is to show compassion not for others but for yourself. Research in psychology suggests that self-compassion leads to improved well-being and functioning. With the psychological research in the background, we give a philosophical account of self-compassion and its ethical significance. We build a definition of self-compassion, suggesting that self-compassion is different from but closely analogous to compassion for others. Our definition departs from the most prominent de…Read more
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    What does mental health have to do with well‐being?
    Bioethics 34 (3): 228-234. 2020.
    Bioethics, EarlyView.
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    The Limits of Loyalty
    Cambridge University Press. 2007.
    We prize loyalty in our friends, lovers and colleagues, but loyalty raises difficult questions. What is the point of loyalty? Should we be loyal to country, just as we are loyal to friends and family? Can the requirements of loyalty conflict with the requirements of morality? In this book, originally published in 2007, Simon Keller explores the varieties of loyalty and their psychological and ethical differences, and concludes that loyalty is an essential but fallible part of human life. He argu…Read more
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    Belief for Someone Else’s Sake
    Philosophical Topics 46 (1): 19-35. 2018.
    You care about what others believe about you. What others believe about you determines whether you have a good reputation, whether you have the respect of your peers, and whether your friends genuinely like you. Your caring about others’ beliefs makes sense, because others’ beliefs bear directly upon your level of well-being. Your beliefs can influence others’ well-being, as much as their beliefs can influence yours. How your beliefs influence another’s well-being is a different matter from whet…Read more
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    Love and the Moral Error Theory: Is Love a Mistake?
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 95 (3): 709-721. 2017.
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    Fiduciary Duties and Moral Blackmail
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 35 (3): 481-495. 2018.
    In meeting legal or professional fiduciary obligations, a fiduciary can sometimes come to share a special moral relationship with her beneficiary. Special moral relationships produce special moral obligations. Sometimes the obligations faced by a fiduciary as a result of her moral relationship with her beneficiary go beyond the obligations involved in the initial fiduciary relationship. How such moral obligations develop is sometimes under the control of the beneficiary, or of an outside party. …Read more
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    The Limits of Loyalty (review)
    Analysis 69 (2): 392-394. 2009.
    Simon Keller's The Limits of Loyalty makes an important and valuable contribution to a neglected area of moral psychology, both in presenting a clear and subtle account of loyalty in its various manifestations, and in challenging some assumptions about the role of loyalty in a morally decent life. Loyalty's domain is that of special relationships, and for some relationship types, Keller argues that these relationships rightly carry some motivational force, as in his analysis of filial duties. In…Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 54 (3): 627-628. 2007.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 56 (1): 279-282. 2009.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 50 (1/2): 245-247. 2003.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 52 (3): 787-787. 2005.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 55 (1): 254-256. 2008.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 52 (1/2): 402-407. 2005.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 54 (1/2): 279-282. 2007.
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    On What Is The War On Terror?
    Human Rights Review 5 (2): 48-60. 2004.
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    Are Patriotism and Universalism Compatible?
    Social Theory and Practice 33 (4): 609-624. 2007.
  • Book Review (review)
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 49 (1/2): 288-289. 2002.
  • Unmittelbare Gegenwart Gottes? Zur Theologie der Mystik bei Bernard McGinn
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 51 (1-3): 253-276. 2004.
  • On Welfare
    Dissertation, Princeton University. 2002.
    Something enhances an individual's welfare if it makes her better off, or serves her best interests. The dissertation is an investigation into the nature of welfare, and the role that the notion of welfare should play in moral and political theory. Much discussion of these questions, I suggest, is predicated on some unhelpful assumptions about what welfare is, along with an impoverished conception of the sort of philosophical work that it can do. The main goal of the dissertation is to show that…Read more
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    Chapter 3. Our Relationship
    In Partiality, Princeton University Press. pp. 45-77. 2013.
  • 10. Charles Taylor, Modern Social Imaginaries Charles Taylor, Modern Social Imaginaries (pp. 629-633)
    with Matthew Hanser, Eamonn Callan, John Corvino, John Sabini, and Maury Silver
    Ethics 115 (3). 2005.
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    Presentism and Truthmaking
    In Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol. 1, Oxford University Press. pp. 83-104. 2004.
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    Moral Blackmail and the Family
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 13 (6): 699-719. 2016.
    _ Source: _Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 699 - 719 Moral blackmail is a wrongful strategy intended to force a person to perform an act by manipulating her circumstances so as to make it morally wrong for her to do anything else. The idea of moral blackmail can seem paradoxical, but moral blackmail is a coherent and indeed a familiar phenomenon. It has special significance for our intimate personal relationships and is often a force within family dynamics. It is used to enforce power relationships withi…Read more
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    Chapter 4. Your Value
    In Partiality, Princeton University Press. pp. 78-112. 2013.
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    Are patriotism and universalism compatible?
    Social Theory and Practice 33 (4): 609-624. 2007.
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    Welfare and the achievement of goals
    Philosophical Studies 121 (1): 27-41. 2004.
    I defend the view that an individual''s welfareis in one respect enhanced by the achievementof her goals, even when her goals are crazy,self-destructive, irrational or immoral. This``Unrestricted View'''' departs from familiartheories which take welfare to involve only theachievement of rational aims, or of goals whoseobjects are genuinely valuable, or of goalsthat are not grounded in bad reasons. I beginwith a series of examples, intended to showthat some of our intuitive judgments aboutwelfare…Read more
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    Review of Trenton Merricks, Truth and Ontology (review)
    Philosophical Review 118 (2): 273-276. 2009.
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    Princeton University Press. 2013.
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    How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Properties
    American Philosophical Quarterly 37 (2). 2000.