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Research

Published Books

  • God, Suffering, and the Value of Free Will (Oxford University Press, 2021)
  • Free Will: A Philosophical Study (Westview Press Focus Series in Philosophy, 2000) 
  • Agency and Responsibility: Essays on the Metaphysics of Freedom, edited with Introduction (Westview Press, 2001) 
  • Articles Published in Journals and Edited Volumes

  • “Forgiveness and the Emotions,” A Companion to Free Will, ed. Joseph Campbell (Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell), forthcoming.
  • “The Practical Life of God,” in Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion, ed. Paul Draper (New York: Routledge, 2019), pp. 109-126.
  •  “Luck and Libertarianism,” in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck, eds. Robert Hartmann and Ian Church (New York: Routledge, 2019), pp. 239-247.
  • “Toward a Plausible Event-Causal Indeterminist Account of Free Will,” Synthese, vol. 196, no. 1 (2019): 127-144. (first online 04 July 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1143-8.)
  • "Conscious Gestalts, Apposite Responses, and Libertarian Freedom," in Free Will and the Law: New Perspectives, eds. Michael Sevel and Allan McCay (New York: Routledge, 2019), pp. 44-55.
  • “Compassion in Medicine,” in The Moral Psychology of Compassion, eds. Justin Caouette and Carolyn Price (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), pp. 113-128.
  • "Event-Causal Libertarianism," The Routledge Companion to Free Will, eds. Neil Levy, Kevin Timpe, and Meghan Griffith, (New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 62-71.
  • “The Cost of Freedom,” Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns, eds. Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 62-78.
  •    “Religion on the Cheap,” Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 6 (2015): 87-113.
  • “Rational Abilities and Responsibility,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 86, no. 2 (2013): 459-466.
  • “A Christian Theodicy,” in The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil, eds. Daniel Howard-Snyder and Justin McBrayer (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), pp. 266-280.
  • "Liars, Medicine and Compassion," The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy,  Vol. 37, no. 2 (2012): 159-180. 
  • "Volition and the Will," in A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, eds. Timothy O'Connor and Constantine Sandis (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010), pp. 99-107.
  • "Ambivalence and Authentic Agency," Ratio 23, no. 4, 2010 and in Agents and Their Actions, ed. Maximillian de Gaynesford (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010).
  • "Free Will Is Not a Mystery," in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, second edition, ed. Robert Kane (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2010.
  • "Alienation, Autonomy and the Self," Midwest Studies in Philosophy 29 (2005): 45-67.
  • "Autonomy and Personal Integration," in Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and Its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy, ed. James S. Taylor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 143-161. 
  • “Inviting Sex,” Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 3 (July 2004): 187-204. 
  • “Suffering as Religious Experience,” in Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil, ed. Peter van Inwagen (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Press, 2004), pp. 95-110. 
  • “Free Will, Chance, and Mystery,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 113 (March, 2003): 153- 180. [JSTOR]
  • “Libertarianism and Frankfurt-Style Cases,” in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, first edition, ed. Robert Kane (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 309-322. 
  • “Indeterminist Free Action,” in L. Ekstrom, ed., Agency and Responsibility: Essays on the Metaphysics of Freedom (Boulder: Westview, 2001), pp. 138-157. 
  • “Keystone Preferences and Autonomy,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Vol. 59, No. 4 (December, 1999): 1057-1063.  [JSTOR]
  • “Protecting Incompatibilist Freedom,” American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 3, July, 1998): 281-291. [JSTOR]
  • “Freedom, Causation, and the Consequence Argument,” Synthese, Vol. 115, No. 3 (June, 1998): 333-354. [JSTOR]
  • “Causes and Nested Counterfactuals,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 73, No. 4, (December, 1995): 574-578. 
  • “A Coherence Theory of Autonomy,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 53, No. 3 (September, 1993): 599 - 616.  [JSTOR]
  • Book Reviews

  • Review of Free Will and Luck, by Alfred Mele.  Philosophical Books, Vol. 49, No. 1 (January, 2008): 71-73.  [pdf]
  • Review of The Natural Selection of Autonomy, by Bruce N. Waller, Ethics, Vol. 110, No. 1 (October, 1999): 256-257. 
  • Review of The Theory and Practice of Autonomy, by Gerald Dworkin, The Philosophical Review, Vol.102, No. 4 (October, 1993): 616-619.  [JSTOR]
  • Laura Ekstrom and Keith Lehrer, Tucson, AZ 

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