Contact

Department of Philosophy
314 Moses Hall #2390
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2390
Email: kolodny@berkeley.edu
Phone (Skype): (510) 984-3533

Positions

University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Philosophy, from Fall 2013
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fall 2009–Spring 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Fall 2005–Spring 2009
Harvard University
Assistant Professor, Fall 2003–Spring 2005

Other Professional Affiliations

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Editorial Board, since 2019
Philosopher's Annual
Member, Nominating Board, since 2016
Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy
Member, Board of Advisors, since 2016
Philosophy and Public Affairs
Associate Editor, Fall 2010–Fall 2018
Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI)
Affiliate, since Fall 2018
New York Institute of Philosophy
Member, Project on New Directions in Political Philosophy, led by Samuel Scheffler, Fall 2010–Spring 2013
Princeton University
Member, Young Ethicists Network, led by Michael Smith, Liz Harman, and Sarah McGrath, Spring 2012–Fall 2013
Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences
Harsanyi Fellow, Summer 2013
Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences
Research Associate, Summer 2004
Funded by an Australian Research Council grant awarded to Michael Smith for the project, "Reasons and Rationality"

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy, 2003

M.A., University of Oxford, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (papers in Philosophy and Economics), First Class, 1996

B.A., Williams College, Philosophy, 1994

Edited Books

  1. The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Essays for Barry Stroud, co-edited with Jason Bridges and Wai-hung Wong (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)
  2. Death and the Afterlife, by Samuel Scheffler, with an introduction by Niko Kolodny and commentary by Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Book Chapters

  1. "Saving Posterity From a Worse Fate," in Ethics and Existence: The Legacy of Derek Parfit, edited by Jeff McMahan, Tim Campbell, James Goodrich, and Ketan Ramakrishnan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022).
  2. "Democratic Law as Medium and Message," in Seana Shiffrin, Democratic Law, with an introduction by Hannah Ginsborg and commentary by Niko Kolodny, Annie Stilz, and Richard Brooks (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021).
  3. "Being Under the Power of Others," in Yiftah Elizar and Genevieve Rousseliere, Republicanism and Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)
  4. "Instrumental Reasons," in Daniel Star, ed, The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
  5. "Help Wanted: Subordinates," in Elizabeth Anderson, Private Government, with an introduction by Stephen Macedo and commentary by David Bromwich, Tyler Cowen, Ann Hughes, and Niko Kolodny (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017), pp. 99–107.
  6. "Introduction," in Sam Scheffler, Death and the Afterlife, with an introduction by Niko Kolodny and commentary by Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  7. "That I Should Die and Others Live," in Sam Scheffler, Death and the Afterlife, with an introduction by Niko Kolodny and commentary by Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  8. "The Quest to Understand Philosophy," co-authored with Jason Bridges, in Jason Bridges, Niko Kolodny, and Wai-hung Wong, eds, The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Essays for Barry Stroud (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
  9. "Aims as Reasons," in Samuel Freeman, Rahul Kumar, and R. Jay Wallace, eds, Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
  10. "Which Relationships Justify Partiality? General Considerations and Problem Cases," in Brian Feltham and John Cottingham, eds, Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships and the Wider World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Journal Articles

  1. "Discrimination, Subordination, and Pluralism," Jurisprudence 12:4 (2021).
  2. "What, If Anything, Is Wrong with Gerrymandering?" University of San Diego Law Journal 56:4 (2019).
  3. "Why Equality of Treatment and Opportunity Might Matter," Philosophical Studies 176 (2019).
  4. "Standing and the Sources of Liberalism" Politics, Philosophy, Economics 17:2 (2018).
  5. "What Makes Threats Wrong?" Analytic Philosophy 58:2 (2017).
  6. "Dynamics of Affirmation," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92:3 (2016).
  7. "Political Rule and Its Discontents," Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy 2 (2016).
  8. "Rule Over None II: Social Equality and the Justification of Democracy," Philosophy and Public Affairs 42:4 (2014).
  9. "Rule Over None I: What Justifies Democracy?" Philosophy and Public Affairs 42:3 (2014).
  10. "Foreword," Harvest Moon: The Berkeley Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 2011 New Crop Prize Edition (2012).
  11. "Raz's Nexus," Jurisprudence 2:2 (2011).
  12. "Scanlon's Investigation: The Relevance of Intent to Permissibility," Analytic Philosophy 52:2 (2011).
  13. "Ifs and Oughts," co-authored with John MacFarlane, Journal of Philosophy 107:3 (2010).
  14. "The Explanation of Amour-Propre," Philosophical Review 119:2 (2010).
  15. "Which Relationships Justify Partiality? The Case of Parents and Children," Philosophy and Public Affairs 38:1 (2010).
  16. "Comments on Munoz-Darde's 'Liberty's Chains'," Supplemental Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 83:1 (2009)
  17. "Reply to Bridges," Mind 118:470 (2009).
  18. "The Myth of Practical Consistency," European Journal of Philosophy 16:3 (2008)
  19. "Why Be Disposed to Be Coherent?," Ethics 118:3 (2008)
  20. "How Does Coherence Matter?," Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107:1 (2007)
  21. "State or Process Requirements?," Mind 116:462 (2007)
  22. "Why Be Rational?," Mind 114:455 (2005) (German translation in Christoph Halbig and Tim Henning, eds, Die neue Kritik der instrumentellen Vernunft (Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 2012))
  23. "Love as Valuing a Relationship," Philosophical Review 112:2 (2003)
  24. "Promises and Practices Revisited," co-authored with R. Jay Wallace, Philosophy and Public Affairs 31:2 (2003)
  25. "Do Associative Duties Matter?," Journal of Political Philosophy 10:3 (2002)
  26. "The Ethics of Cryptonormativism: A Defense of Foucault's Evasions," Philosophy and Social Criticism 22:5 (1996)

Work in Progress

  1. "An Objection to Workplace Hierarchy Itself?" in Working as Equals edited by Julian Jonker and Grant Rozeboom (in preparation).
  2. "Towards an Analysis of Social Hierarchy," Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues.
  3. The Pecking Order: A Philosophy of Social Hierarchy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, in preparation).

Encyclopedia Entries

  1. "Instrumental Rationality," co-authored with John Brunero in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  2. "Objectivity in Ethics," in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition, ed. Donald Borchert (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006)
  3. Addendum to "Love," in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition, ed. Donald Borchert (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006)

Reviews

  1. Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels, Democracy for Realists (Princeton University Press, 2016) and Jason Brennan, Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016) in Boston Review February 17, 2017.
  2. R. Jay Wallace, Philip Pettit, Samuel Scheffler, and Michael Smith, Reason and Value: Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004) in Mind 115:458 (2006)
  3. Harry G. Frankfurt, The Reasons of Love (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004) in Journal of Philosophy 103:1 (2006)

Talks

  1. Shearman Lectures, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2023
  2. Passmore Lecture, Australian National University, AUSTRALIA, Postponed
  3. Excerpts from The Pecking Order, University of San Diego Law School, Fall 2021
  4. Keynote lecture, "Working as Equals" Workshop at Saint Mary's College of California, Spring, 2021. (Co-sponsored by the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School and the Elfenworks Center for Responsible Business at Saint Mary's.)
  5. Workshop on Equality and Rule, USC Spring 2021
  6. Workshop on Equality and Rule, NYU, Fall 2020
  7. Keynote lecture, Conference in Legal and Political Philosophy, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, Postponed
  8. Brigham Young University, Postponed
  9. Excerpts from Equality and Rule, Conference on Discrimination and Subordination, University of Toronto, CANADA, Fall 2019
  10. Comments on Sophia Moreau, Faces of Inequality, University of Toronto, CANADA, Fall 2019
  11. Excerpts from Equality and Rule, Legal Theory Workshop, University of Toronto, CANADA, Fall 2019
  12. "Reasons for Which One X-ed," Keynote Lecture, Conference on Normativity, University of Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2019
  13. "Saving Posterity from a Worse Fate," Keynote Lecture, Society for Applied Philosophy, University of Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2019
  14. "Principles of Equality and Claims on Institutions" New Directions in Social Justice Theorizing, UC San Diego, Spring 2019
  15. Panelist for "Preferences: Uncertainty, Existence, Plasticity," Center for Human-Compatible Artifical Intelligence 3rd Annual Conference, Spring 2019
  16. "What, If Anything, Is Wrong with Gerrymandering?" Travails of Democracy Conference, University of San Diego Law School, Spring 2019
  17. "Equality and Rule," Work in Progress Talk, UC Berkeley, Spring 2019
  18. "Favoritism and Equality," APA author meets critics session on T.M. Scanlon, Why Does Inequality Matter?, Winter 2019
  19. "Official Corruption," Legal Theory Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Fall 2018
  20. "Saving Posterity from a Worse Fate," Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy, Queens University, CANADA, Fall 2018
  21. "Saving Posterity from a Worse Fate," Philosophy Colloquium, Princeton University, Fall 2018
  22. "Should AI Satisfy Preferences?" Interdisciplinary Seminar, Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, UC Berkeley, Fall 2018
  23. Comment on Felix Koch, "Facilitative Reasons and Instrumental Value," Value in Practice: A Conference on the Philosophy of Joseph Raz, King's College London, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2018
  24. "Official Corruption," The Practical, the Political, and the Ethical Workshop, Institute for Philosophy, University of London, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2018
  25. "Relational Equality and Political Legitimacy," Association of Social and Political Philosophy Conference, Rome, ITALY, Summer 2018
  26. "The Complaints of Posterity," Intergenerational Justice and the Rights and Duties of Procreators Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN, Summer 2018
  27. "Official Corruption," Lee Lecture, All Souls College, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2018
  28. "Official Corruption," London School of Economics, UNITED KINGDOM, Summer 2018
  29. "Official Corruption," DaGERS, UC Davis, Spring 2018
  30. "Official Corruption," Political Philosophy Colloquium, New York University, Spring 2018
  31. "What, If Anything, Is Wrong with Gerrymandering?" Ethics Forum, New York University, Spring 2018
  32. "Official Corruption," Conference at Worcester College, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM, Spring 2018
  33. "Being Under the Power of Others," Colloquium, Center for Political Philosophy, University of Leiden, NETHERLANDS, Spring 2018
  34. "Official Corruption," Keynote Address, Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics, Northwestern University, Spring 2018
  35. "Official Corruption," Keynote Address, Berlin, GERMANY, Winter 2017
  36. "Political Corruption," Chapel Hill Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Fall 2017
  37. "Pathologies of American Democracy" What Now? Conference, UC Berkeley, Fall 2017
  38. "Being Under the Power of Others," Political Theory Colloquium, University of Chicago, Spring 2017
  39. "Democratic Law as Medium and Message," Comment on Seana Shiffrin's Tanner Lectures, UC Berkeley, Spring 2017
  40. "The Immorality of Coercion," Regulation of Coercion Conference, University of British Columbia, CANADA Spring 2017
  41. "Democracy for Idealists," Kadish Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory, Joshua Cohen and Veronique Munoz-Darde, UC Berkeley, Fall 2016
  42. Nuffield Political Theory Workshop, Nuffield College, Oxford University, UNITED KINGDOM, Spring 2016 (cancelled)
  43. Political Theory Research Seminar, All Souls, Oxford University, UNITED KINGDOM, Spring 2016 (cancelled)
  44. Popper Talk, London School of Economics, UNITED KINGDOM, Spring 2016 (cancelled)
  45. Comte Lecture, London School of Economics, UNITED KINGDOM, Spring 2016 (cancelled)
  46. Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2016 (cancelled)
  47. "What Makes Threats Wrong?" Political Theory Workshop, Stanford University, Spring 2016
  48. "What Makes Threats Wrong?" Colloquium, MIT, Spring 2016
  49. Work in Progress Talk, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2016
  50. "A Liberalism Beyond Liberty?"Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Conference, Murphy Institute, Tulane University, Spring 2016
  51. "What Makes Threats Wrong?" Analytic Philosophy Symposium, University of Texas, Austin, Fall 2015
  52. "Political Rule and Its Discontents," Conference on Responsibility Beyond the State, Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life and the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law, University of Viriginia, Spring 2015
  53. "Being Under the Power of Others," Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2015
  54. "Corruption and Contribution," Panel on "Democracy in an Age of Inequality," with Ann Cudd, Derrick Darby, Lani Guinier, Samuel Issacharoff, and Rick Pildes, Pacific APA, Vancouver, Spring 2015
  55. Comments on Elizabeth Anderson's Tanner Lecture, "Private Government," Princeton University, Spring 2015
  56. Summary of Samuel Scheffler, Death and the Afterlife, Berkeley Social Ontology Group, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2014
  57. "Being Under the Power of Others," Ethics, Law, and Public Policy Seminar, run by the Mexican Society of Applied Philosophy (SOMEFA), at the Department of Political Studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City, MEXICO, Fall 2014
  58. Comments on T.M. Scanlon, "Equality of Opportunity: A Normative Anatomy," Boalt School of Law, Fall 2014
  59. "Justifying the State," Colloquium, University of Arizona, Fall 2014
  60. "Being Under the Power of Others," Brown Bag Talk, Arizona Freedom Center, Fall 2014
  61. "Justifying the State," Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Conference, University of Missouri, Fall 2014
  62. Comments on A.J. Julius, Reconstruction, University of Toronto, CANADA, Summer, 2014
  63. "Justifying the State," Seminar, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute, Tulane University, Spring, 2014
  64. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Colloquium, Arizona State University, Spring, 2014
  65. "Notes on Reasons and Rationality," Practical Reasoning Workshop, part of the Practical Thought and Good Action Research Network (funded by the DFG), University of Giessen, GERMANY, November 15-17, 2013
  66. Comments on Mark Schroeder, "The Price of Supervenience," Young Ethicists Network Workshop, Princeton University, Fall, 2013
  67. "Justifying the State," Dick Fallon and Tim Scanlon's Law and Philosophy Workshop, Harvard University, Fall, 2013
  68. "Justifying the State," Colloquium, Brown University, Fall, 2013
  69. "Love as Valuing a Relationship" and "Notes on Reasons and Rationality," Graduate Workshop, ANU, AUSTRALIA, Summer, 2013
  70. "Being Under the Power of Others," Justice and Democracy Conference, ANU, AUSTRALIA, Summer, 2013
  71. "Justifying the State," Graduate Workshop on Legitimacy with Massimo Renzo and Annie Stilz, ANU, AUSTRALIA, Summer 2013
  72. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy, Part 2" Seminar, ANU, AUSTRALIA, Summer 2013
  73. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy, Part 1," MSPT Seminar, ANU, AUSTRALIA, Summer 2013
  74. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Colloquium, UCLA, Spring, 2013
  75. "Justifying the State," Ethics Writing Seminar, UCLA, Spring, 2013
  76. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Colloquium, New York University, Spring 2013
  77. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Colloquium, University of Colorado, Boulder, Spring 2013
  78. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2013
  79. Participant, Reasons and Normativity Conference, NYU Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Winter 2013
  80. Comments on Fred Neuhouser on Rousseau, The Ninth NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy, "Inequality," New York University, November 9-10, 2012
  81. Comments on Sarah McGrath, Young Ethicists Network Workshop, Princeton University, Fall 2012
  82. "On the Justification of State Force," Joseph Raz's seminar, Columbia University, Fall 2012
  83. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Understanding Equality Conference, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM, Spring 2012
  84. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Young Ethicists Network Workshop, Princeton University, Spring 2012
  85. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Keynote Lecture, Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Puget Sound, Spring 2012
  86. "Comments on Leslie Green, 'Constituting the People'" Kadish Lecture, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2012
  87. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Darrell Royal Ethics Conference, University of Texas, Austin, Spring 2012
  88. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Colloquium, Ohio State University, Fall 2011
  89. "Instrumental Reasons," Colloquium, University of Nebraska, Fall 2011
  90. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Political Philosophy Colloquium, Princeton University, Fall 2011
  91. "Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy," Joseph Raz's seminar, Columbia University, Fall 2011
  92. "Which Relationships Justify Partiality?" Akeel Bilgrami and Jon Elster's Mellon Seminar, Columbia University, Fall 2011
  93. "Raz's Nexus," Workshop on Joseph Raz's Philosophy of Normativity, Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, University of Antwerp, BELGIUM, April 2011
  94. "Instrumental Reasons," Session on "Instrumental Reason," American Philosophical Association Central Division, March 2011
  95. "Instrumental Reasons," Workshop on Reasons and Rational Choice, London School of Economics, UNITED KINGDOM, February 2011
  96. Master Class on Reasons and Rational Choice, London School of Economics, UNITED KINGDOM, February 2011
  97. "Toward a Principle of Instrumental Transmission," Colloquium, Harvard University, November 2010
  98. "Having a Say," Colloquium in Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy, New York University, fall 2010
  99. "Toward a Principle of Instrumental Transmission," Colloquium, University of Texas, Austin, October 2010
  100. "Toward a Principle of Instrumental Transmission," Colloquium, University of San Diego, May, 2010
  101. "Toward a Principle of Instrumental Transmission," Practical Philosopy Workshop, University of Chicago, April 30, 2010
  102. "The Explanation of Amour-Propre," Stanford Political Theory Workshop, March 5, 2010
  103. "Permissibility and Intention: Scanlon's Conjecture," Author Meets Critics Session on T.M. Scanlon, Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, and Blame, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Convention, December 2009.
  104. "Percontations: Loving Wives and Countries," Bloggingheads diavlog with Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington), October 2009
  105. "Instrumental Transmission," Departmental Talk, Texas Tech University, October 2009
  106. "A Problem With If-Then Arguments," Public Lecture, Texas Tech University, October 2009
  107. "Comments on Munoz-Darde's 'Liberty's Chains'," Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University of East Anglia, UNITED KINGDOM, July 2009
  108. "Ought: Between Objective and Subjective; Modus Ponens Invalid," Colloquium, Williams College, April 2009
  109. "Which Relationships Justify Partiality?" Legal Theory Workshop, Yale Law School, March 2009
  110. "Ought: Between Truth and Justification," Epistemic Normativity Workshop, Indiana University, December 2008
  111. "Ought: Between Objective and Subjective," Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 2008
  112. Comments on Joseph Raz, "Reason, Reasons, and Rationality," Conference on Reason and Value, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 2008
  113. "Which Relationships?," Law and Philosophy Workshop, University of California, Berkeley, January 2008
  114. "The Myth of Practical Consistency," Law and Philosophy Workshop, University of Southern California, November 2007
  115. "The Myth of Practical Consistency," 2007 SPAWN on "Practical Reason," Syracuse University, July 2007
  116. "How Does Coherence Matter?," Moral Sciences Club, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM, April 2007
  117. "How Does Coherence Matter?," Aristotelian Society, London, UNITED KINGDOM, April 2007
  118. "How Does Coherence Matter?," Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, April 2007
  119. "How Does Coherence Matter?" Colloquium, University of Southern California, March 2007
  120. "Why Be Disposed to Be Coherent?," Workshop on Value Theory and Epistemology, University of Stirling, UNITED KINGDOM, November 2006
  121. "Do Intentions Change Our Reasons?," Departmental Seminar, University of Stirling, UNITED KINGDOM, November 2006
  122. "Why Be Disposed to Be Coherent?," University of California, Irvine Colloquium, November 2006
  123. "Why Be Disposed to Be Coherent?," Hester Seminar on Agency and Action, Wake Forest University, September 2006
  124. "Do We Have Reason to Be Disposed to Be Rational?," Ohio State University/Maribor/Rijeka Conference, Dubrovnik, CROATIA, May 2006
  125. "Do We Have Reason to Be Disposed to Be Rational?," Workshop on the Normativity of Reasons, Universite de Fribourg, SWITZERLAND, May 2006
  126. "Why Have Consistent Beliefs?," In Pursuit of Reason: Engaging Joseph Raz on Reason and Value Conference, Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UNITED KINGDOM, May 2006
  127. "Why Have Consistent Intentions?," Moral Philosophy Seminar, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM, May 2006
  128. "Why Have Consistent Intentions?," Workshop on Practical Reasons, University of Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM, May 2006
  129. "Why Have Consistent Intentions?," Bay Area Forum for Law and Ethics (BAFFLE), University of California, Berkeley, April 2006
  130. "Why Have Consistent Intentions?," Moral and Political Philosophy Group Talk, University of Toronto, CANADA, March 2006
  131. "Which Relationships?," Impartiality and Partiality in Ethics Conference, University of Reading, UNITED KINGDOM, December 2005
  132. "Does Intending the End Give One Reason to Take the Means?," Seminar in Ethics and Normative Theory (SENT), Stanford University, November 2005
  133. "Does Intending the End Give One Reason to Take the Means?," Seminar for Phronesis Analytic Philosophy Group, Universitat de Valencia, SPAIN, November 2005
  134. "Why Be Coherent?," Seminar for Phronesis Analytic Philosophy Group, Universitat de Valencia, SPAIN, November 2005
  135. "Why Be Coherent?," Forry and Micken Lecture at Amherst College, November 2005
  136. "Rationality and Reasons," ECAP 5 Conference, Lisbon, PORTUGAL, August 2005
  137. Comments on papers by Margaret Gilbert and Michael Pratt, Session on Promises, Pacific APA Convention, March 2005
  138. "Rationality and Reasons," Ohio State University, April 2005
  139. Comments on A. John Simmons, "Legitimacy and Territory," Fourth Annual Leadership Conference, Kennedy School of Government, March 2005
  140. "Rationality and Reasons," Moral Psychology Conference, Franklin and Marshall College, February 2005
  141. "Rationality and Reasons," University of California at Los Angeles, January 2005
  142. "Rationality and Reasons," University of California, Berkeley, January 2005
  143. "The Problems of Partiality," Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, South Molle Island, AUSTRALIA, July 2004
  144. "What is Love?," Monash University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, July 2004
  145. "The Normativity of Rationality," Reasons and Rationality Conference, Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, AUSTRALIA, June 2004
  146. "What is Love?," Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society, California State University at Chico, April 2004
  147. "Partiality and the Contours of the Moral," Brandeis University, October 2003
  148. "Partiality and Morality," University of California at Los Angeles, February, 2003
  149. "Partiality and Morality," Columbia University, January, 2003
  150. "Partiality and Morality," New York University, January, 2003
  151. "Scanlon on Promising," Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference, April 2002

Teaching

Awards:
Introductory lecture courses:
Intermediate lecture courses:
Seminars:
Dissertation committees in Philosophy and Logic and Methodology of Science:
  1. Japa Pallikkathayil, Harvard University, "Your Money or Your Life: Coercion in Personal and Political Contexts," filed 2008
  2. Fabrizio Cariani, "The Semantics of 'Ought' and the Unity of Modal Discourse," Logic and Methodology of Science, filed 2009
  3. Ian Schnee, "Reasoning from the Facts," filed 2010
  4. Ben Boudreaux, "Recent Immigration and the Nation: An Account of the Demands of Assimilation," filed 2011
  5. Andy Engen, "The Reactive Theory of Punishment," filed 2011
  6. Brian Berkey, "Against Moderate Morality: The Demands of Justice in an Unjust World," filed 2012
  7. Joseph Barnes, "A Platonic Account of Epistemic Value," filed 2012
  8. Julia Nefsky, "The Morality of Collective Harm," filed 2012
  9. Erich Matthes, "Engaging with the Past: Essays on History, Value, and Practical Reason," filed 2013
  10. Justin Bledin, "Logic Informed," Logic and Methodology of Science, filed 2013
  11. Max Gee, "Rationality and Expected Utility," filed 2015
  12. Lindsay Crawford, "Epistemic Obligation in Perspective," filed 2015
  13. Julian Jonker, "In Defense of Directed Duties," filed 2017
  14. Jeffrey Kaplan, "Weightless Normativity: A Theory of Law, Language, and More," filed 2018
  15. Nick French, "Moral Obligation, Mutual Recognition, and Our Reasons to be Moral," filed 2020
  16. Kirsten Pickering, "Why Answer the Epistemic Challenge?" filed 2020
  17. Dan Khokhar
  18. Scott Casleton
  19. Monika Chao
  20. Christian Nakazawa
Dissertation committees as external member:
  1. Carla Yumatle, "Philosophical Presuppositions of Liberal Democracy," Political Science, filed 2010
  2. Stephen Galoob, "A Liberal Theory of Reparation," Jurisprudence and Social Policy, filed 2014
  3. Adam Hill, "A Behavioral Approach to Contemporary Electoral Accountability," Jurisprudence and Social Policy, filed 2016
Qualifying exams in philosophy:
  1. Mike Titelbaum, 2005
  2. Tamar Lando, 2007
  3. Markus Kohl, 2007
  4. Julia Nefsky, 2008
  5. Justin Bledin, 2008
  6. Erin Beeghly, 2009
  7. Eugene Chislenko, 2009
  8. Stephen Thurman, 2010
  9. Max Gee, 2010
  10. Peter Epstein, 2010
  11. Katie Mantoan, 2011
  12. Kirsten Pickering, 2012
  13. Jeff Kaplan, 2013
  14. Dan Khokhar, 2016
  15. Ravit Dotan, 2017
  16. Blake Harper, 2018
  17. Scott Casleton, 2019
  18. Monika Chao, 2021
  19. Jes Heppler, 2021
  20. Christian Nakazawa, 2021
  21. Daniel Proske, 2022
Qualifying exams as external member:
  1. Richard Ashcroft, Political Science, 2010
  2. Athmeya Jayaram, Political Science, 2010
  3. Stephen Galoob, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2010
  4. Luke Haqq, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2011
  5. Adam Hill, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2011
  6. Amin Afrouzi, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2019
  7. Joel Sati, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2019

Department Service

University Service

Refereeing