Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

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Kenan Distinguished Professor

214B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3326 (phone)

Thomas Hill has written extensively in ethics, the history of ethics, and political philosophy.

Publications include:
Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations (Oxford University Press, 2012); A Blackwell Guide to Kant’s Ethics, edited, (2009); Kant: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, co-edited with Arnulf Zweig (2003); Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives (2002); Respect, Pluralism and Justice: Kantian Perspectives (2000); Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant’s Moral Theory (1992); and Autonomy and Self-Respect (1991)

Sample essays include: “Servility and Self-Respect,” The Monist (1973); “The Hypothetical Imperative,” Philosophical Review (1973); “Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence,” Philosophy and Public Affairs (1979); “Humanity as an End in Itself,” Ethics (1980); “Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments,” Environmental Ethics (1983),”Kant’s Argument for the Rationality of Moral Conduct,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (1986); “Weakness of Will and Character,” Philosophical Topics (1986); “The Message of Affirmative Action,” Social Philosophy and Policy (1991); “Making Exceptions Without Abandoning Principle,” in Violence, Terrorism, and Justice, ed. by Frey and Morris (1991); “The Problem of Stability in Political Liberalism,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (1994), “Moral Dilemmas, Gaps, and Residues,” in Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory, ed. by Mason (1996); “Reasonable Self-Interest,” Social Philosophy and Policy (1997); “Basic Respect and Cultural Diversity,” The Tanner Lectures on Human Values (1997), “Legislating the Moral Law and Taking One’s Choices to be Good,” Philosophical Books (2008), “Scanlon’s Moral Dimensions,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2012), “Practical Reason, the Moral Law, and Choice: Comments on Stephen Engstrom’s The Form of Practical Knowledge,” in Analytical Philosophy (2012). “Kant on Imperfect Duties to Oneself,” in A Commentary on Kant’s Doctrine of Virtue, eds. Sensen and Timmerman (de Gruyter), “Varieties of Constructivism” in Reading Onora O’Neill, eds. Archard, Deveaux, Manson, and Weinstock (Routledge), “Kantian Autonomy and Contemporary Ideas of Autonomy,” in Sensen, ed., Kant’s Conception of Autonomy (Cambridge), “Supererogation,” with Adam Cureton, International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. LaFollette (Blackwell), “Stability, A Sense of Justice, and Self-Respect,” A Companion to Rawls, ed. Jon Mandle and David Reidy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), “Two Conceptions of Virtue,” Theory and Research in Education (2013), “Rüdiger Bittner on Autonomy,” Erkenntnis (2014), “Rational Foundations of Human Dignity in Kantian Approaches,” The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity, edited by Duewell, Braarvig, Brownsword, and Mieth (Cambridge University Press (2013), “In Defense of Human Dignity: Comments on Kant and Rosen” in Christopher M. McCrudden, ed., Understanding Human Dignity, Proceedings of the British Academy (Oxford University Press,2014)

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