|2014 - present||White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy, Oxford.|
|2003 - 2014||Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University.|
|1986 - 2003||Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.|
|1983 - 1986||Title A Fellow in Philosophy, St. John’s College, Cambridge.|
PhD. Philosophy, Cambridge.
Dissertation: ‘Problems of Population Theory’, supervised by Bernard Williams.
|1983||MA. Philosophy, Oxford.|
BA. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
First Class Honours.
BA. Major in English Literature, University of the South, USA.
Summa cum Laude.
- British Nuclear Weapons: For and Against (London: Junction Books, 1981). Preface by Bernard Williams.
- Reagan and the World: Imperial Policy in the New Cold War (London: Pluto Press, 1984). Revised, updated, and expanded edition, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985.
- The Morality of Nationalism (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997). Coedited with Robert McKim.
- The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).
Reviews: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Australian Review of Public Affairs, Canadian Journal of Philosophy (review essay), Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Philosophie, Ethics, Journal of Ethics (review essay), Journal of the American Academy of Religion, London Review of Books, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Philosophical Books 1, Philosophical Books 2, Philosophical Books 3, Philosophical Review, Philosophy & Phenomenological Research (review essay), Sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy, Times Literary Supplement, Utilitas
- Killing in War (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009).
Reviews: Analysis symposium 1, Analysis symposium 2, Analysis symposium 3, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Australian Book Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Center for Jewish Law, Essays in Philosophy, Ethics, Ethics symposium 1, Ethics symposium 2, Ethics symposium 3, Ethics symposium 4, International Affairs, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Journal of Politics, Mind, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Perspectives on Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs (review essay), Political Quarterly, Radical Philosophy Review, The Mises Review, The Philosophers’ Magazine, The Times Higher Education, Transnational Legal Theory, Utilitas symposium 1, Utilitas symposium 2, Utilitas symposium 3, Commonweal
- Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010). Coedited with N. Ann Davis and Richard Keshen.
- Principles and Persons: The Legacy of Derek Parfit (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021). Coedited with Tim Campbell, James Goodrich, and Ketan Ramakrishnan.
- Ethics and Existence: The Legacy of Derek Parfit (Oxford: Oxford University Press, January 2022). Coedited with Tim Campbell, James Goodrich, and Ketan Ramakrishnan.
- Derek Parfit: His Life and Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- The Values of Lives (New York: Oxford University Press). A collection of articles.
- The Right Way to Fight (New York: Oxford University Press).
- The Ethics of Killing: Self-Defense and Punishment (New York: Oxford University Press).
- The Ethics of Killing: War (New York: Oxford University Press).
- “Problems of Population Theory,” Ethics 92, no. 1 (1981): 96-127.
- “On Nuclear Modernization in Europe,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (October 1982).
- “Nuclear Blackmail,” in Nigel Blake and Kay Pole, eds., Dangers of Deterrence: Philosophers on Nuclear Strategy (London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983): 84-111.
- “Deterrence and Deontology,” Ethics 95, no. 3 (1985): 517-536.
- “Fact and Fantasy in Nicaragua,” The American Oxonian, (Fall 1985): 164-170.
- “Nuclear Deterrence and Future Generations,” in Avner Cohen and Steven Lee, eds., Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity (Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld, 1986): 319-339.
- “The Ethics of International Intervention,” in Anthony Ellis, ed., Ethics and International Relations (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986): 24-51. Revised version in Kenneth Kipnis and Diana T. Meyers, eds., Political Realism and International Morality: Ethics in the Nuclear Age (Boulder: Westview Press, 1988): 75-101.
- “A Note on Pure Defense,” Journal of Philosophy 83, no. 11 (1986): 640-641.
- “How Defensive Is Strategic Defense?” in Douglas Lackey, ed., Ethics and Strategic Defense (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1988): 99-106.
- “Death and the Value of Life,” Ethics 99, no. 1 (1988): 32-61.
- “Is Nuclear Deterrence Paradoxical?” Ethics99, no. 2 (January 1989): 407-422.
- “War and Peace,” in Peter Singer, ed., A Companion to Ethics (Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 1991): 384-95.
- “Killing, Letting Die, and Withdrawing Aid,” Ethics 103, no. 2 (January 1993): 250-279.
- “The Right to Choose an Abortion,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 22, no. 4 (Fall 1993): 331-348.
- “The Just War and the Gulf War“ (coauthored with Robert McKim), The Canadian Journal of Philosophy23, no. 4 (December 1993): 501-541.
- “Self-Defense and the Problem of the Innocent Attacker,” Ethics 104, no. 2 (January 1994): 252-290
- “Innocence, Self-Defense, and Killing in War,” The Journal of Political Philosophy 2, no. 3 (September 1994): 193-221.
- “Revising the Doctrine of Double Effect,” The Journal of Applied Philosophy11, no.2 (1994): 201-212.
- “The Metaphysics of Brain Death,” Bioethics 9, no. 2 (April 1995): 91-126.
- “Killing and Equality,” Utilitas 7, no. 1 (May 1995): 1-29.
- “La Moralita del Causare l’esistenza di Persone” (The Ethics of Causing People to Exist), Bioetica 2 (Milan, Summer 1995): 182-200.
- “Realism, Morality, and War,” in Terry Nardin, ed., The Ethics of War and Peace: Religious and Secular Perspectives (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996): 78-92.
- “Cognitive Disability, Misfortune, and Justice,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 25, no. 1 (Winter 1996): 3-34.
- “Intervention and Collective Self-Determination,” Ethics and International Affairs 10 (1996): 1-24.
- “The Limits of National Partiality,” in McKim and McMahan, eds., The Morality of Nationalism (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997): 107-38.
- “A Challenge to Common Sense Morality,” Ethics 108, no. 2 (1998): 394-418.
- “Preferences, Death, and the Ethics of Killing,” in Christoph Fehige and Ulla Wessels, eds., Preferences (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1998): 471-502.
- “Brain Death, Cortical Death, and Persistent Vegetative State,” in Peter Singer and Helga Kuhse, eds., A Companion to Bioethics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998): 250-260.
- “Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Exist,” in Jules Coleman and Christopher Morris, eds., Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, October 1998): 208-247. Reprinted in abridged and revised form in John Harris, ed., Oxford Readings in Bioethics(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).
- “Cloning, Killing, and Identity,” Journal of Medical Ethics 25 (April 1999): 77-86.
- “Moral Intuition,” in Hugh LaFollette, ed., Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000).
- “Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Exist” by Jeff McMahan, pp 445-475, in Bioethics /edited by John Harris, 2001, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.
- “Animals,” in R. G. Frey and Christopher Wellman, eds., Blackwell Companion to Applied Ethics (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002).
- “War as Self-Defense,” Ethics and International Affairs 18, no. 1 (2004): 13-18.
- “The Ethics of Killing in War,” Ethics 114, no. 4 (2004): 693-733. Condensed version in Philosophia 34 (2006): 23-41.
- “Unjust War in Iraq,” The Pelican Record XLI, no. 5 (2004): 21-33. Available online at
- “The Ethics of Killing: Summary,” Philosophical Books 46, no. 1 (2005): 1-3.
- “On Harming and Killing: Replies to Hanser, Persson and Savulescu, and Wasserman,” Philosophical Books 46, no. 1 (2005): 34-44.
- “On the Morality of Screening for Disability,” Reproductive Biomedicine Online, vol. 10, supplement 1, special issue on “Ethics, Law, and Moral Philosophy of Reproductive Biomedicine” (2005): 129-32.
- “Preventing the Existence of People with Disabilities,” in David Wasserman, Jerome Bickenbach, and Robert Wachbroit, eds., Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability (NY and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005): 142-71.
- “Preventive War and the Killing of the Innocent,” in David Rodin and Richard Sorabji, eds., The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2005): 169-90.
- “Self-Defense and Culpability” Law and Philosophy 24, no. 6 (2005): 751-74.
- “The Basis of Moral Liability to Defensive Killing,” Philosophical Issues 15 (2005): 386-405.
- “‘Our Fellow Creatures’,” Journal of Ethics 9 (2005): 353-380.
- “Causing Disabled People to Exist and Causing People to be Disabled,” Ethics 116, no. 1 (October 2005): 77-99.
- “Just Cause for War,” Ethics and International Affairs 19, no. 3 (2005): 1-21.
- “Is Prenatal Genetic Screening Unjustly Discriminatory?“, Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association 8 (January 2006): 50-52.
- “Torture, Morality, and Law,” Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, 37, nos. 2 & 3 (2006): 241-48.
- “Killing in War: A Reply to Walzer,” Philosophia 34 (2006): 47-51.
- “Liability and Collective Identity: A Response to Walzer,” Philosophia 34 (2006): 13-17.
- “An Alternative to Brain Death,” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (Spring 2006): 44-48. Reprinted in John Arras, Alex John London, and Bonnie Steinbock, eds.. Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, 7th edition (McGraw Hill, 2007).
- “Paradoxes of Abortion and Prenatal Injury,” Ethics 116, no. 4 (July 2006): 625-55.
- “The Lucretian Argument,” in R. Feldman, K. McDaniel, J.R. Raibley, and M.J. Zimmerman, eds., The Good, the Right, Life and Death, a Festschrift for Fred Feldman (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2006): 213-26.
- “Morality, Law, and the Relation Between Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello,” Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, (2006): 46-48.
- “On the Moral Equality of Combatants,” Journal of Political Philosophy 14, no. 4 (2006): 377-93.
- “Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research,” Metaphilosophy 38, no. 2/3 (April 2007): 170-89. Reprinted in Lori Gruen, Laura Grabel, and Peter Singer, eds., Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007).
- “Collectivist Defenses of the Moral Equality of Combatants,” Journal of Military Ethics 6, no. 1 (2007).
- “Infanticide,” Utilitas 19 (2007): 131-59.
- “Justice and Liability in Organ Allocation,” Social Research 74, n. 1 (2007): 101-24.
- “Just War,” in Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, and Thomas Pogge, eds., A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, 2nd edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007).
- “The Sources and Status of Just War Principles,” Journal of Military Ethics 6, no. 2, special issue: “Just and Unjust Wars: Thirty Years On” (2007): 91-106.
- “Jeff McMahan” (an interview) in Thomas Petersen and Jesper Ryberg, eds., Normative Ethics: 5 Questions (New York & London: Automatic Press/VIP, 2007).
- “Precis of The Morality and Law of War,” Israel Law Review 40, no. 3 (October 2007).
- “Contrasting Approaches to War: Some Thoughts on the Views of Fletcher, Segev, Shany, and Zohar,” Israel Law Review 40, no. 3 (October 2007).
- “Aggression and Punishment,” in Larry May, ed., War: Philosophical Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
- “The Morality of War and the Law of War,” in David Rodin and Henry Shue, eds., Just and Unjust Warriors: The Legal and Moral Status of Soldiers (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2008).
- “Brain Death: Metaphysics, Morality, and Law,” in Ansfar Beckermann, Holm Tetens, and Sven Walter, eds., Philosophie: Grundlagen und Anwendungen (Paderborn: Mentis, 2008): 181-93.
- “Eating Animals the Nice Way,” Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Winter 2008).
- “Challenges to Human Equality,” Journal of Ethics 12:1 (2008).
- “Comment,” in Michael Doyle, Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008).
- “Justification and Liability in War,” Journal of Political Philosophy 16, no. 2 (2008): 227-44.
- “Torture in Principle and in Practice,” Public Affairs Quarterly 22 (2008): 111-128.
- “Radical Cognitive Limitation,” in Kimberley Brownlee and Adam Cureton, eds., Disability and Disadvantage (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009).
- “War, Terrorism, and ‘The War on Terror’,” in Christopher Miller, ed.,“War on Terror”: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2006 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).
- “Asymmetries in the Morality of Causing People to Exist,” in Melinda Roberts and David Wasserman, eds., Harming Future Persons: Ethics, Genetics and the Nonidentity Problem (New York: Springer, 2009).
- “Self-Defense Against Morally Innocent Threats,” and “Reply to Commentators,” in Paul H. Robinson, Kimberly Ferzan, and Stephen Garvey, eds., Criminal Law Conversations (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).
- “Cognitive Disability and Cognitive Enhancement ,” Metaphilosophy 40, nos. 3-4 (2009): 582-605.
- “Intention, Permissibility, Terrorism, and War ,” Philosophical Perspectives 23 (2009): 345-72.
- “What Makes an Act of War Disproportionate?”, The 2008 William C. Stutt Ethics Lecture (Annapolis: Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy, 2009).
- “Death, Brain Death, and Persistent Vegetative State,” Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer, eds., A Companion to Bioethics, second edition (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009): 286-98.
- “The Morality of Military Occupation,” Loyola International and Comparative Law Review 31 (2009).
- “Laws of War,” in Samantha Besson and John Tasioulas, eds., The Philosophy of International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).
- “Responsibility, Permissibility, and Vicarious Agency,” (symposium on Frances Kamm’s Intricate Ethics), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2010).
- “Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, & Proportionality," in N. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen, and Jeff McMahan, eds., Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).
- “Animalism and the Varieties of Conjoined Twinning,” coauthored with Tim Campbell, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (2010). Revised and expanded version in Stephan Blatti and Paul Snowdon, eds., Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016): 229-252.
- “Pacifism & Moral Theory,” Diametros (Poland)
- “Torture and Collective Shame,” in Anton Leist and Peter Singer, eds., Coetzee and Philosophy (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).
- “The Just Distribution of Harm Between Combatants and Noncombatants,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 38, no. 4 (Fall 1010)
- “Child Soldiers: The Ethical Perspective,” in Scott Gates and Simon Reich, eds., Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010).
- Proportionality in the Afghanistan War,” Ethics and International Affairs 25 (2011): 143-54.
- “Killing in War” and “Who is Morally Liable to be Killed in War,” Analysis 71 (2011): 511-12 and 544-59, respectively. (A précis and response to Gerald Lang, Michael Otsuka, and Bradley Strawser in a symposium on Killing in War.)
- “Duty, Obedience, Desert, and Proportionality in War: A Response,” Ethics 122, no. 1 (2011): 135-67. (A response in a symposium on Killing in War to commentaries by Yitzhak Benbaji, John Gardner and François Tanguay-Renaud, David Rodin, and Cheyney Ryan.)
- “Kann Töten Gerecht Sein?” (Can Killing be Just?), if: Zeitschrift für Innere Führung 2 (2011). (Journal of the Bundeswehr.)
- “Individual Liability in War: A Response to Fabre, Leveringhaus, & Tadros,” Utilitas 24, no. 2 (2012). (A response to commentaries in a symposium on Killing in War.)
- “Targeted Killing: Murder, Combat, or Law Enforcement?”, in Andrew Altman, Claire Finkelstein, and Jens David Ohlin, eds., Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
- “Hobbesian Defenses of Orthodox Just War Theory,” in Sharon Lloyd, ed., Hobbes Today (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
- “Cognitive Surrogacy, Assisted Participation, and Moral Status,”, in Margaret Battin, Rosamond Rhodes, and Anita Silvers, eds., Medicine and Social Justice (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). Coauthored with David Wasserman.
- “War,” in David Estlund, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
- “Killing and Disabling: A Comment on Sinnott-Armstrong and Miller,” Journal of Medical Ethics (2012).
- “Just War: A Response to Neu,” Ethical Perspectives (2012).
- “Causing People to Exist and Saving People’s Lives,” Journal of Ethics 17 (2013): 5-35. Revised and abridged version under the title “Creating People and Saving People,” in Gustaf Arrhenius, Tim Campbell, and Krister Bykvist, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Population Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- “Infanticide and Moral Consistency,” Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (2013): 273-80.
- “The Prevention of Unjust Wars,” in Yitzhak Benbaji and Naomi Sussman, eds., Reading Walzer (London: Routledge, 2013).
- “War Crimes and Immoral Action in War,” in Antony Duff, Lindsay Farmer, Sandra Marshall, and Victor Tadros, eds., The Constitution of Criminal Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). Spanish translation, “Crimenes de Guerra y acciones inmorales durante la Guerra,” Revista Argentian de Teoria Juridica 15 (2014).
- “The Conditions of Liability to Preventive Attack,” in Deen K. Chatterjee, ed., The Ethics of Preventive War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
- “Can Soldiers be Expected to Know Whether Their War is Just?“, in Fritz Allhoff, Nick Evans, and Adam Henschke, eds., Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War (London: Routledge, forthcoming). This is a significantly revised version of chapter 3, section 3.3, of Killing in War.
- “Foreword,” to Bradley Jay Strawser, ed., Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
- “Bernard Williams: A Reminiscence,” in Alexandra Perry and Chris Herrera, eds., The Moral Philosophy of Bernard Williams (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
- “Moral Intuition,” revised version, in Hugh LaFollette and Ingmar Persson, eds., Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory, second edition (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
- “Genetic Modification of Characteristic Masculine Traits: Enhancement or Deformity?,” Journal of Medical Ethics (2013).
- “The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer Soldiers” and “Replies” to commentators, Boston Review, November/December 2013): 18-23 and 34-35.
- “Self-Defense Against Justified Threateners,” in Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang, eds., How We Fight: Ethics in War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
- “What Rights May be Defended by Means of War?,” in Cécile Fabre and Seth Lazar, eds., The Morality of Defensive War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
- “Foreword,” to Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson, and David Whetham, eds., When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military (Ashgate, 2014).
- “Proportionality and Just Cause: A Comment on Kamm,” Journal of Moral Philosophy (2014).
- “Proportionate Defense,” Journal of Transnational Law and Policy 23 (2014).
- “Moral Status,” in David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton, eds., Philosophy Bites Again (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
- “Comment on ‘Associative Duties and the Ethics of Killing in War’,” Journal of Practical Ethics 1 (2014).
- “Proportionality and Time,” Ethics (2015).
- “The Comparative Badness for Animals of Suffering and Death,” in Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner, eds., The Ethics of Killing Animals (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).
- “The Moral Problem of Predation,” in Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matt Halteman, eds., Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating (London: Routledge, 2015).
- “Death, Killing, and War,” in a special issue of COLLeGIUM: Studies Across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences on “Death, Dying and Mortality – From Individualistic to Communal Perspectives,” edited by Sami Pihlström, Sara Heinämaa & Outi Hakola (2015).
- “The Meat Eaters” and “Rethinking the ‘Just War’,” in Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley, eds., The Stone Reader (New York: Norton/Liveright, 2015).
- “Philosophical Critiques of Effective Altruism,” The Philosopher’s Magazine 73 (2nd Quarter 2016).
- "Review of Helen Frowe, Defensive Killing," in Ethics 126 (April 2016).
- “On ‘Modal Personism’,” Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 (2016): 26-30.
- “The Morality of Assisting Others to Die” in Quentin Fowler et al., eds., Assisted Dying: A Quaker Exploration (Leeds: Leeds Area Meeting House, 2016).
- “The Limits of Self-Defense,” in Christian Coons and Michael Weber, eds., The Ethics of Self-Defense (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
- “A Challenge to Gun Rights,” in David Edmonds, ed., Philosophers Take on the World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
- “Tom Regan: An Appreciation,” in Gary Comstock and Mylan Engel, eds., The Moral Rights of Animals (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016).
- “Unjust War and the Crime of Aggression,” in Claus Kreß and Stefan Barriga, eds. The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
“Liability, Proportionality, and the Number of Aggressors,” in Saba Bazargan and Samuel Rickless, eds., The Ethics of War (New York: Oxford University press, 2017).
- “’‘Human Dignity,’ Suicide, and Assisting Others to Die,” in Sebastian Muders, ed., The Role of Human Dignity in Assisted Death (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
- “Obituary: Derek Parfit (1942-2017),” Philosophy Now 119 (April-May 2017): 56-57.
- “Proportionality and Necessity in Jus in Bello,” in Helen Frowe and Seth Lazar, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Ethics of War (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
- “Doing Good & Doing the Best,” in Paul Woodruff, ed., Philanthropy and Philosophy: Putting Theory Into Practice (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
- “Torture and Method in Moral Philosophy,” in Scott Anderson and Martha Nussbaum, eds., Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today (Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 2018).
- "Postscript" in Bradley Jay Strawser, Ryan Jenkins, and Michael Robillard, eds., Who Should Die? The Ethics of Killing in War (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
- Foreword to Shannon Fyfe, Larry May, and Eric Ritter, eds., The Cambridge Handbook of the Just War(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
- “Moral Liability to ‘Crime-Preventing Neurointervention’,” in David Birks and Thomas Douglas, eds., Treatment For Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
- "Nonresponsible Killers," Journal of Moral Philosophy 15 (2018): 651-682
- “Foreword,” in Espen Gamlund and Carl Tollef Solberg, eds., Saving People from the Harm of Death (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).
- “Early Death and Later Suffering,” in Espen Gamlund and Carl Tollef Solberg, eds., Saving People from the Harm of Death (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019): 116-133.
- “In Defense of the Time-Relative Interest Account: A Response to Campbell,” in Espen Gamlund and Carl Tollef Solberg, eds., Saving People from the Harm of Death (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
- "Entretien avec Jeff McMahan sur Jonathan Glover et l’éthique du faire-mourir," (“An Interview with Jeff McMahan on Jonathan Glover and the Ethics of Killing”), in French and English, Canadian Journal of Bioethics, 2019, 2(1): 68-76.
- “Eating Meat,” in David Edmonds, ed., Ethics and the Contemporary World (London: Routledge, 2019).
- Переосмысляя « справедливую войну (revised and expanded version, in Russian translation, of the two “Rethinking the Just War” articles originally published in 2012 in the New York Times Opinionator), Logos 29 (2019): 139-156.
- "Extremism and Confusion in American Views about the Ethics of War: A Comment on Sagan and Valentino," Ethics & International Affairs 33, no. 4 (2019): 451-463
- "Climate Change, War, and the Non-Identity Problem", Journal of Moral Philosophy (2021).
- "Defence Against Parfit’s Torturers", in McMahan et al., eds., Principles and Persons: The Legacy of Derek Parfit (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021).
- "Necessity and Proportionality in Morality and Law", in Claus Kreß and Robert Lawless, eds., Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021).
- “The Battle of the Lexicons,” a commentary on Arthur Ripstein’s Tanner Lectures in Saira Mohamed, ed., Rules for Wrongdoers (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021).
- "Suffering and Moral Status," in Stephen Clarke, Julian Savulescu, and Hazem Zohny, eds., Rethinking Moral Status (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- “Old Age and the Preference for the Future,” in Christopher Wareham, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of the Ethics of Ageing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).”
I have written primarily about a range of issues concerning harming, killing, and saving. These issues include war, self- and other-defense, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, the metaphysics of personal identity, the metaphysics of death, the evaluation of death, the moral status of animals, causing people to exist, disability, torture, philanthropy, and so on.
During Hilary and Trinity terms 2021 I will be teaching a graduate seminar on the ethics of creating, preserving, and ending lives. I will be discussing issues in population ethics and their relevance to various problems in practical ethics.
Philosophy Bites Interview on Killing in War, November 2009
Philosophy Bites Interview on Vegetarianism, June 2010
“The Meat Eaters,” New York Times Opinionator, September 2010
Wisconsin Public Radio interview on the killing of Osama bin Laden, May 2011
Bioethics Bites interview on Moral Status, April 2012
“Rethinking the ‘Just War’, Part 1” New York Times Opinionator, November 2012
“Rethinking the ‘Just War’, Part 2” New York Times Opinionator, November 2012
“Why Gun ‘Control’ Is Not Enough,” New York Times Opinionator, December 2012
Live chat on drone warfare with Michael Walzer and Jane Mayer, New Yorker online, February 2013
Philosophy Bites Interview on Gun Control, February 2013
Journal of Medical Ethics Interview on Infanticide, February 2013
Huffington Post Op-Ed on Syria, August 2013
“The Moral Case for Military Strikes Against Syria,” al-Jazeera America, September 2013
Boston Review forum: “The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer Soldiers,” November 2013
Minerva: Interview on vegetarianism (with Peter Singer), May 2014
Proportionality in the 2014 Gaza War, Prospect Magazine, August 2014
“Can Torture Ever Be Moral?” New York Times Opinionator, January 2015
“A Challenge to Gun Rights,” Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, April 2015
Morally Necessary Defense in Syria, Washington Post, November 2015
Interview with Katrien Devolder on the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, November 2015
New York Times Facebook Live, discussion of abortion, February 2017
“Who is the Victim in the Anna Stubblefield Case?” (with Peter Singer), New York Times Opinionator, April 2017
“I Was No-Platformed. Here’s Why It’s Counterproductive,” New Statesman, 4 January 2019
“Should Corporate Executives Be Criminally Prosecuted for Their Misdeeds?,” New Statesman, 18 June 2019