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Publications

Books

Attempts
Oxford University Press
2010

Liberty Worth the Name:
Locke on Free Agency

Princeton University Press
2000


Manifest Activity: Thomas Reid’s Theory of Action
Oxford University Press
2004

Articles

Law and Action Theory

Intoxication, Recklessness and Negligence”, forthcoming in a special issue of Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, edited by Mitchell Berman

“Attempt, Risk-Creation and Change of Mind: Reflections on Herzog”, forthcoming in Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

Prevention and Imminence, Pre-punishment and Actuality”, forthcoming in a special issue of the San Diego Law Review, edited by Larry Alexander.

“Are Addicts Akratic?: Interpreting the Neuroscience of Reward”, forthcoming in Addiction and Self-Control, edited by Neil Levy, Oxford University Press.

“Moore on Causing, Acting and Complicity”, forthcoming in Legal Theory.

“The Voluntary Act Requirement”, forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law, edited by Andrei Marmor.

“Trying to Kill the Dead: De Re and De Dicto Intention in Attempted Crimes” in Philosophical Foundations of Law & Language, edited by Andrei Marmor and Scott Soames, Oxford University Press. 2011

“Lowering the Bar for Addicts” in Addiction and Responsibility, edited by George Graham and Jeffrey Poland, MIT Press. 2011

“A Procedural Rationale for the Necessity Defense” in Responsibility in Morality and Law, edited by Susan Dimock, a special issue of The Journal of Value Inquiry, v. 43, 2009.

“Excusing Mistakes of Law” in Philosopher’s Imprint, 2009.

Libet and the Criminal Law’s Voluntary Act Requirement” in Conscious Will and Responsibility, edited by Lynn Nadel and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Oxford University Press. 2011

Trying, Acting and Attempted Crimes” in Law and Philosophy, 2008.

“Reasonableness in the Law and Second-Personal Address” in Loyola Law Review, v. 40, 2007.

Trying, Intending and Attempted Crimes” in Philosophical Topics, v. 32, 2006

“’The Government Beguiled Me’: The Entrapment Defense and the Problem of Private Entrapment” in The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, v.1, 2005.

“Conditional Intent and Mens Rea” in Legal Theory, v. 10, 2004.

"Indoctrination, Coercion, and Freedom of Will" in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, v. 67, n. 2, September 2003.

"Recent Work on Addiction and Responsible Agency" in Philosophy and Public Affairs, v. 30, n. 2, Spr. 2001.

Free Will and Agency at Its Best” in Philosophical Perspectives, v. 14, edited by James Tomberlin, Oxford University Press, 2000.

‘Ought’ Implies ‘Can’ and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities” in Analysis, v. 59, n.3, July 1999.

“Velleman on Intentions as Reasons for Action” in Analysis, v. 55, n. 2, April, 1995

Early Modern Philosophy

Locke on Consciousness, Personal Identity and the Idea of Duration” in Noûs, 2011

“Beyond the Brave Officer: Reid on the Unity of the Mind and Locke’s Theory Personal Identity” in Thomas Reid on Ethics, edited by Sabine Roeser, Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2009.

Thomas Reid on Consciousness and Attention” in Canadian Journal of Philosophy, v. 39, 2009.

“Promises, Social Acts and Reid’s First Argument for Moral Liberty” in Journal of the History of Philosophy, v. 45, 2007.

“Berkeley and the ‘Mighty Difficulty’: The Idealist Lesson of the Inverted Retinal Image” in Philosophical Topics, v. 31, 2005.

"Locke on Ideas of Substance and the Veil of Perception" in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly v. 85, 2004.

“Peach Trees, Gravity and God: Mechanism in Locke” (with Marleen Rozemond) in The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, v. 12, n. 3, 2004.

"Reid on the Perception of Visible Figure" in Journal of Scottish Philosophy, v. 1, n. 2, 2003.

The Office of an Introspectible Sensation: A Reply to Falkenstein and Grand" Journal of Scottish Philosophy, v. 1, n. 2, 2003.

in Philosophical Quarterly, v. 52, n. 209, October 2002. Reprinted in The Philosophy of Thomas Reid, edited by John Haldane and Stephen Read, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

“Locke on Suspending, Refraining and the Freedom to Will” in History of Philosophy Quarterly, v. 18, n. 4, October 2001.

“Freedom, Natural Necessity and the Categorical Imperative” in Kant-Studien, v. 86, 1995.

Other Topics

“Time in the Movies” in Midwest Studies in Philosophy: Meaning in the Arts, v 2003.