Ben Bradley

Department Chair, Allan and Anita Sutton Professor of Philosophy


Research and Teaching Interests

Ben Bradley is chair of the Philosophy Department.  He works primarily in ethical theory and the philosophy of death.

You can find some of his papers on his page at academia.edu.




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Selected Publications

Books

  1. Well-Being (Polity Press, 2015)
  2. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death, co-edited with Fred Feldman and Jens Johansson (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  3. Well Being and Death (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009)

Articles

  1. (forthcoming) "Contemporary Consequentialist Theories of Virtue," in Nancy Snow (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Virtue (Oxford University Press).
  2. (forthcoming) “Character and Consequences,” in Iskra Fileva (ed.), Perspectives on Character (Oxford University Press).
  3. (2016) “Well-Being and Death,” in Guy Fletcher (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being (Routledge Publishing Co.), pp. 320-328.
  4. (2015) "Existential Terror." The Journal of Ethics 19: 409-418.
  5. (2015) “Is Death Bad for a Cow?” in Tatjana Visak and Robert Garner (eds.), The Ethics of Killing Animals (Oxford University Press), pp, 51-64.
  6. (2015) “How Should We Feel About Death?Philosophical Papers 44: 1-14.
  7. (2015) “Why Leave Nature Alone?” in Avram Hiller, Leonard Kahn, and Ramona Ilea (eds.), Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics (Routledge Publishing Co.), pp. 92-103.
  8. (2014) “Objective Theories of Well-Being,” in Dale Miller and Ben Eggleston (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism (Cambridge University Press), pp. 199-215.
  9. (2013) “Death and Desires,” with Kris McDaniel, in James S. Taylor (ed.), The Ethics and Metaphysics of Death: New Essays (Oxford University Press), pp. 118-133.
  10. (2013) “Asymmetries in Benefiting, Harming and Creating,” TheJournal of Ethics 17: 37-49.
  11. (2013) “Intrinsic Value,” International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Blackwell), edited by Hugh LaFollette.
  12. (2013) “Instrumental Value,” International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Blackwell), edited by Hugh LaFollette.
  13. (2013) “Philosophical Utilitarianism,” The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism (Bloomsbury), edited by James Crimmins, pp. 408-410.
  14. (2012) "Doing Away With Harm," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85: 390-412.
  15. (2012) "Fischer on Death and Unexperienced Evils," Philosophical Studies 158: 507-13.
  16. (2012) "Goodness and Justice," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84: 233-43.
  17. (2011) "Narrativity, Freedom, and Redeeming the Past", Social Theory and Practice 37: 47-62.
  18. (2010) "Eternalism and Death's Badness", in Campbell, O'Rourke and Siverstein (eds.) Time and Identity (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press): 271-81.
  19. (2010) "Benatar and the Logic of Betterness", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, www.jesp.org, March 2010
  20. (2010) Review of The Philosophy of Death by Steven Luper, Times Literary Supplement, October 1, p. 29.
  21. (2010) Review of Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature, Varieties, and Plausibility of Hedonism by Fred Feldman, Utilitas 22: 232-4.
  22. (2010) Review of The Philosophy of Death by Steven Luper, Ethics 120: 395-98.
  23. (2009) "Saving People and Flipping Coins", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, www.jesp.org, vol. 3, no. 1
  24. (2008) "Desires", with Kris McDaniel, Mind 117: 267-302
  25. (2008) "The Worst Time to Die", Ethics 118: 291-314
  26. (2007) "How Bad is Death?", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37: 111-127
  27. (2007) "A Paradox for Some Theories of Welfare", Philosophical Studies 133: 45-53
  28. (2007) Review of A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good by Robert Merrihew Adams, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (May).
  29. (2006) "Two Concepts of Intrinsic Value", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 9: 111-130
  30. (2006) "Against Satisficing Consequentialism", Utilitas 18: 97-108
  31. (2005) "Virtue Consequentialism", Utilitas 17: 282-298
  32. (2005) "'Doing and Allowing' and Doing and Allowing", with Michael Stocker, Ethics 115: 799-808
  33. (2005) Review of Reasons and the Fear of Death by R.E. Ewin, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83: 293-295.
  34. (2004) "When Is Death Bad for the One Who Dies?", Nous 38: 1-28
  35. (2004) Critical Notice of The Nature of Intrinsic Value by Michael Zimmerman, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69: 492-494.
  36. (2002) "Is Intrinsic Value Conditional?", Philosophical Studies 107: 23-44
  37. (2001) "The Value of Endangered Species", The Journal of Value Inquiry 35: 43-58
  38. (1998) "Extrinsic Value", Philosophical Studies 91: 109-126