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								John J. 																 Tilley

John J. Tilley

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Department: Philosophy
(317) 274-4690
CA 340B

Education

Education

PhD University of Wisconsin 1988

MA University of Georgia 1983

BS United States Military Academy 1975

Teaching

Teaching

Frequently taught courses: Logic (P162); Philosophy of Human Nature (P322/P600); Ethical Theory (P326/P540); Hume’s Skeptical Philosophy (P418/P525); Great Debates in Early Modern Philosophy (P418/P522).

Awards

Awards

FACET Award for Excellence in Teaching; Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (twice); I.U. President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching; Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Service Award; Trustees Teaching Award; listed (twice) in >Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Publications

Publications

In moral theory, practical rationality, and related areas. Representative articles include:

Accounting for the ‘Tragedy’ in the Prisoner’s DilemmaSynthese 99 (1994): 251-76.

Motivation and Practical ReasonsErkenntnis 47 (1997): 105-27.

Cultural RelativismHuman Rights Quarterly 22 (2000): 501-47.

Justifying Reasons, Motivating Reasons, and Agent Relativism in EthicsPhilosophical Studies 118 (2004): 373-99.

Desires, Reasons, and Reasons to be Moral, American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (2004): 287-98.

Is ‘Why Be Moral?’ a Pseudo-Question?: Hospers and Thornton on the Amoralist’s ChallengePacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2006): 549-66.

Reasons, Rational Requirements, and the Putative Pseudo-Question ‘Why Be Moral?’ Synthese 161 (2008): 309-23.

Dismissive Replies to ‘Why Should I Be Moral?’ Social Theory and Practice 35 (2009): 341-68.

Physical Objects and Moral Wrongness: Hume on the ‘Fallacy’ in Wollaston’s Moral TheoryHume Studies 35 (2009): 87-101.

Exciting Reasons and Moral Rationalism in Hutcheson’s ‘Illustrations upon the Moral Sense,’ Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2012): 53–83.

HedonismEncyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd ed., ed. R. Chadwick (Academic Press, 2012), vol. 2: 566-73.

The Problem of Inconsistency in Wollaston’s Moral TheoryHistory of Philosophy Quarterly 29 (2012): 265-80.

Wollaston’s Early CriticsBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (2012): 1097–1116.

John Clarke of Hull’s Argument for Psychological EgoismBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (2015): 69–89.

Hutcheson’s Theological Objection to EgoismJournal of Scottish Philosophy 14 (2016): 101–123.

Francis Hutcheson and John Clarke: Self-Interest, Desire, and Divine ImpassibilityInternational Philosophical Quarterly 57(3) (2017): 315–30.

Butler’s Stone, forthcoming, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

Alternative accessible formats of the publications on this page can be requested by contacting Chad Carmichael in the philosophy department at crcarmic@iupui.edu.

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Ethical theory, practical reason, early modern ethics

Location

Location:
CA 340B