Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor
Director, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program
(919) 627-1403 (phone)
Geoff Sayre-McCord has published extensively on moral theory, epistemology, and modern philosophy, and has edited Essays on Moral Realism and Hume: Moral Philosophy. (See the On-Line Papers link below for a some of the papers.) Recently, his research has focused on the nature of normative concepts, on evolution and morality, and on Adam Smith’s theory of moral sentiments. His “A Moral Argument Against Moral Dilemmas,” “Rational Agency and the Nature of Normative Concepts,””Skepticism About Moral Knowledge,” “Desires… and Beliefs… Of One’s Own,” (with Michael Smith), “Hume and Smith on Sympathy, Approbation, and Moral Judgment,” and “Sentiments and Spectators: Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Judgment” are available in draft. Sayre-McCord is the Director of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program and a Professorial Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
A list of publications (with some e-versions)
Some on-line lectures and interviews: