CV ’23


School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 874302, Coor Hall
Tempe AZ 85287-4302

PhD (1981), MA (1978)
University of Texas at Austin
BA (1974)
Northwestern University, with honors in philosophy

Academic Positions:
Arizona State University. Professor of Philosophy, 2007-
Faculty Head, 2012-2013, 2016-2021
University of Arizona, Affiliated Faculty, in the Freedom Center and Philosophy Department 2011-
Princeton University. Visiting Research Professor, Philosophy Department and University Center for Human Values, spring 2014
Colby College. Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair, 2002-2007
Faculty assistant to the Institutional VP on Colby’s Diversity Initiative, 2002-2004
Professor of Philosophy 2000-2007
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1991-1999
Director of Women’s Studies, 1994-1998
University of Louisville. Visiting Professor & Acting Chair 2001-2002.
College of Charleston. Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1988-1991
Coordinator, Women’s Studies 1988-1991
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1981-1988
Duke University. Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, fall 1987

Editorial Positions:
• Series editor, Oxford University Press, Studies in Feminist Philosophy
• Editorial Board, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
• Editorial Board, Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy
• Editorial Board, Philosophy and Public Affairs
• Project Editor, Social Philosophy and Policy
• Editorial Board, Hypatia
• Advisory Board, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly
• International Advisory Board, Journal of Applied Philosophy
• Board of Editorial Consultants, Public Affairs Quarterly

AOS: Ethics, Moral Psychology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Emotion
AOC: Modern Philosophy

Courses Taught:
Race, Gender, Disability; Philosophy of Emotion; Feminist Philosophical Literature; Moral Psychology; Ethical Theory; Introduction to Ethics; Philosophical Psychology; Contemporary Currents in Ethical Theory; Multicultural and Global Citizenship; On Being Human; Applied Ethics; Bioethics; History of Modern Philosophy; Thinking Sex; Gender, Race and the Politics of Difference; Intro to Feminist Philosophies; Women’s Studies Senior Seminar; Informal Logic; Symbolic Logic; Introduction to Philosophy.

Doing Valuable Time: The Present, the Future, and Meaningful Living (Oxford University Press, Feb. 2018)
Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting it Right and Practicing Morality with Others (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers (Oxford University Press, 2004).
Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian & Gay Displacement (Oxford University Press, 2000).
What is an Emotion? Classic Readings in Philosophical Psychology, coedited with Robert C. Solomon (Oxford University Press, 1984). Spanish translation by Mariluz Caso (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1989).
Leaving Home: Reflections on Lesbianism and Feminism, in Chinese only, translated by Chuanfen Chang (Taiwan: Fembooks, 1997). This is a collection of four of my previously published essays.

Articles & Chapters:

• “Theorizing about Meaning in Life,” Journal of Philosophy of Life 12, no. 1 (November 2022): 1-20.
• “On Having the Status ‘Responsible Person,’” committed to Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility
• “Reflections on Deliberative Freedom, Subordination, and Prohibited Grounds in Faces of Inequality,” Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 25, no. 1 (2022): 70-83.
• “Social Connections, Social Contributions, and Why They Matter: Comments on Being Sure of Each Other,” Criminal Law and Philosophy, published online June 25, 2022.

• “Appreciating Responsible Persons,” Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol. 11, ed. Mark Timmons (Oxford University Press, 2021), pp. 9-28.
• “A Question of Obligation” contribution to symposium on Buss Musings, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 37, no. 1 (2020): 44-50
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 190, part 3 (2019): 1-21.
• “On Being Content with Imperfection,” Ethics 127, no. 2 (January 2017): 327-352.
• “Intimidation,”  International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
• “Reasons of Love: Response to Wolf,” Foundations of Science: The official journal of the Association for Foundations of Science, Language and Cognition 21, no. 2 (2016): 275-277.
• “Precluded Interests,” Hypatia 30, no. 2 (2015): 475-485
• “Geographies of Meaningful Living,” Journal of Applied Philosophy 32, no. 1 (2015): 15-34
• “Calculating Lies,” to be included in Lying: The Making of the World (book contract not yet secured).
• “But What about the Animals?” Reason, Value, and Respect: Kantian Themes from the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill, Jr., eds. Mark Timmons and Robert N. Johnson (Oxford University Press, 2015), 194-211.
• “Reliable Democratic Habits and Emotions,” in Nomos LIII: Passions and Emotions, ed. James Fleming (New York University Press, 2013).
• “Living with Boredom,” Sophia 50 (2011):269-279.
• “What Good is Commitment?” Ethics 119, no. 4 (July 2009): 613-641.
• “The Undergraduate Pipeline Problem” Hypatia 24.2 (Spring 2009): 216-223. Reprinted in Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? Edited by Fiona Jenkins and Katrina Hutchison (forthcoming 2012).
• “Losing One’s Self,” in Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, eds. Catriona MacKenzie and Kim Atkins, (Routledge: New York & London, 2008).
• “Reflections on the Metavirtue of Sensitivity to Suffering,” Hypatia, 23 (2008): 182 -188.
• “Who’s Afraid of Polygamous Marriage: Lessons for Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy from the History of Polygamy,” San Diego Law Review 42 (2005): 1023-1042. Reprinted in Readings in Political Philosophy, eds. Richard Fumerton and Diane Jeske (Broadview Press, August 2011).
• “Same-Sex Marriage,” in Alan Soble, ed., Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, 2 vols. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005).
• “Lesbian Philosophy” in A Guide to Feminist Philosophy, ed. Eva Kittay and Linda Alcoff (Blackwell, 2006).
• “An Apology for Moral Shame,” Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (2004): 127-146.
• “Common Decency,” in Setting the Moral Compass, ed. Cheshire Calhoun (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
• “Expecting Decency,” Philosophy of Education Society Annual, 2002.
• “Defending Marriage”, Reprint in The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings, 6th ed., ed. Alan Soble, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.
• “The Virtue of Civility,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 29(2000): 251-275. Reprinted in The Philosopher’s Annual, vol. 23, eds. Patrick Grim, Peter Ludlow, Kenneth Baynes, and Gary Mar (Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, 2002).
• “Thinking about the Plurality of Genders,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 16 (2001): 67-74.
• “Making Up Emotional People: The Case of Romantic Love,” in The Emotions of Law, edited by Susan Bandes (New York University Press, 1999).
• “Political Correctness” in The Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd ed., edited by Lawrence and Charlotte Becker (Routledge, 2001).
• “Moral Failure,” in On Feminist Ethics and Politics, edited by Claudia Card (University of Kansas Press, 1999).
• “Taking Seriously Dual Systems and Sex,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (part of a symposium on my work) 13(1998): 224-231.
• “Family Outlaws,” Philosophical Studies 85(1997): 181-193.
• “Family’s Outlaws: Rethinking the Connections between Feminism, Lesbianism, and the Family,” Feminism and Families, edited by Hilde Nelson (New York: Routledge, 1996). Reprinted in Contemporary Moral Issues in a Diverse Society, edited by Julie M. McDonald (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1998). Reprinted in Analyzing Moral Issues, 2nd ed., edited by Judith Boss (McGraw-Hill). Reprinted in Morality Matter : Race, Class, and Gender in Applied Ethics, edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo (McGraw-Hill)
• “Must Lesbian Choices be Feminist Choices?” Journal of Homosexuality 32(1996): 7-20.
• “Standing for Something,” Journal of Philosophy 92 (May 1995): 235-260. Excerpt reprinted in Thirteen Questions in Ethics, edited by Lee Bowie, Kathleen Higgins, and Meredith Michaels (Harcourt Brace, 1999); Honest Work, edited by Joanne Ciulla, Clancy Martin, and Robert Solomon (Wadsworth, 2006).
• “Sexuality Injustice,” Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, Symposium On Sexual Orientation, 9 (1995): 241-274. Shorter version reprinted in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, edited by Christine Koggel (Broadview Press, 1999).
• “The Gender Closet: Lesbian Disappearance under the Sign ‘Women'” Feminist Studies 21 (1995): 7-34. Reprinted in Lesbian Subjects: A Feminist Reader, edited by Martha Vicinus (Indiana University Press, 1996). Also reprinted in Women and Values: Readings in Recent Feminist Philosophy (3rd ed), edited by Marilyn Pearsall (Belmont CA:Wadsworth, 1999).
• “Kant and Compliance with Conventionalized Injustice,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 32(1994): 135-159.
• “Denaturalizing and Desexualizing Lesbian and Gay Identity,” Virginia Law Review 79(1993): 1859-1875.
• “Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory,” Ethics 104(1994): 558-581. Reprinted in Feminist Ethics & Social Theory: A Sourcebook, edited by Diana T. Meyers (Routledge: 1997). Reprinted in Academic Reading: A Selection of Readings, edited by Giltrow (Broadview Press1994 and forthcoming). Edited reprint in Feminist Theory: Core Concepts, Lived Differences, Global Perspectives, edited by Sarah Tilley (forthcoming Routledge).
• “Changing One’s Heart,” Ethics 103 (October 1992):76-96. Reprinted in The Philosophers Annual, Vol. XV, edited by Patrick Grim, Gary Mar, and Peter Williams, (Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview Publishing Co., 1994).
• “Emotional Work,” Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory & Practice, edited by Eve Browning Cole and Susan Coultrap-McQuin (Indiana University Press, 1992).
• “Responsibility & Reproach,” Ethics 99(January 1989): 389-406. Reprinted in Feminism & Political Theory, edited by Cass R. Sunstein (University of Chicago Press, 1990).
• “Subjectivity & Emotion,” Philosophical Forum 22(1989): 195-210.
• “Justice, Care, Gender Bias,” Journal of Philosophy 85(1988): 451-463. Reprinted in Ethical Theory 4th edition, edited by Louis Pojman (Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2001). Reprinted in The International Research Library of Philosophy, volume on Feminist Ethics, edited by Moira J. Gatens (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, forthcoming). Edited reprint in Twenty Questions in Philosophy, 3rd ed., edited by Lee Bowie, Meredith Michaels, and Robert Solomon (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2001); reprinted in Ethical Theory: An Anthology 2e edited by Russell Shafer-Landau, (John Wiley & Sons, December 2011); reprinted in Gender and Philosophy, ed. Cressida Heyes, vol. 4 Values and Society (Routledge, 2011).
• “Cognitive Emotions?” in What is an Emotion?
• “The Humean Moral Sentiment: A Unique Feeling,” Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 11(1980): 69-78.

Invited Lectures/Comments:

• Author-Greets-Critics session on Doing Valuable Time, American Philosophical Association, February 22, 2023

• “On Having the Status ‘Responsible Person’”, Philosophy Department, Rice University, January 27, 2023

• 8th Descartes Lectures: A Social Practice Account of Responsible Persons, University of Tilburg, Netherlands, December 12, 2022
• “Responsible Persons,” Keynote, New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, March 26, 2022
• “Theorizing about Meaning in Live,” Keynote, 4th International Conference on the Philosophy and Meaning in Life, January 2022.
• “Responsible Persons in Everyday Life,” Keynote, Mudd Center for Ethics seminar series on Daily Ethics, Washington and Lee, September 27, 2021
• “Responsible Persons,” Research Colloquium of Political Theory, Goethe Universitate (Zoom), June 1, 2021
• “Responsible Persons,” Phil-Soc speaker series, University of Birmingham (Zoom), May 26, 2021
• “Deliberative Freedom, Prohibited Grounds, and Subordination,” Symposium on Sophia Moreau’s Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Zoom), May 25, 2021
• “Responsible Persons: thinking about resentment, trust and hope in everyday life,” Brian Barry Memorial Lecture, London School of Economics (Zoom), May 13, 2021
• Comments on Kimberley Brownlee’s Being Sure of Each Other: An Essay on Social Rights and Freedoms, APA Pacific Division, April 2021
• “The Meaning and Importance of Civility,” The English-Speaking Union (Zoom), January 28, 2021
• “Civility” a lecture/discussion with undergrads, The Prindle Institute for Ethics, Depauw University (Zoom), October 20, 2020

• “Appreciation and Responsibility,” Keynote, Workshop in Normative Ethics, Tucson, January 16, 2020
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” Annual Ethics Lecture, University of Washington, November 1, 2019
• “Appreciation and Responsibility,” University of Minnesota, September 27, 2019
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge University, April 30, 2019
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” The Aristotelian Society, University of London, April 29, 2019
• Commentator, JAPA session on “Personal Ideals as Metaphors,” APA, April 20, 2019
• Commentator, “Reactive Attitudes” session, APA, April 19, 2019
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” Richard Wood lecture, NAU + proseminar on “Intimidation,” October 2018
• “Precis of Doing Valuable Time” and “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” Nomos III: Workshop with Cheshire Calhoun, University of Sheffield, Sept 28-30, 2018
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” St. Andrews University, Sept 26, 2018
• “Intimidation” St Andrews University Philosophy Club, September 25, 2018
• ASU Philosophy Club presentation on Responsibilities, September 7, 2018
• “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” Thalberg Memorial Lecture, University of Illinois-Chicago, April 16, 2018
• “Motivating Hope,” McGill University, November 3, 2017
• “Underrepresented Where?” McGill University, November 2, 2017
• Commentary on “Discrimination and Subordination,” Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, University of Arizona, October 13, 2017.
• Two commentaries for workshop on the work of Rebecca Tuvel, University of Arizona, September 9, 2017
• “Motivating Practical Hope,” Dalhousie University, June 15, 2017
• The Austin & Hempel Lecture, Dalhousie University, June 14, 2017
• “Motivating Hope,” Northwestern University, May 12, 2017.
• “Contentment with Imperfection,” University of Kansas, February 3, 2017
• “Motivating Hope,” University of Texas-Austin, November 4, 2016
• “Intimidation,” Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy, Queen’s University, College of Law, September 19, 2016.
• “Motivating Hope,” University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, August 26, 2016.
• “Hope and Agency,” Workshop on Hope and Optimism, University of Notre Dame, April 22-23, 2016
• Presenter, Workshop on Regulating Intimacy, University of California, Berkeley, December 11, 2015
• “The Art of Contentment,” Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, Princeton, November 19, 2015
• “Well Content,” Keynote, Graduate Conference, University of Nevada at Reno, October 10, 2015
• “Well Content,” Plenary, Conference on Neglected Virtues, University of Auckland, August 14, 2015
• “Intimidation,” University of Auckland, August 7, 2015
• “Intimidation,” University of Waikato, August 5, 2015
• Keynote, Australasian Association of Philosophy, July 2015
• “Hope and Agency,” Australian National University, RSSS, June 18
• “Geographies of Meaningful Living,” Center for Applied and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra Australia, June 17, 2015
• “Intimidation,” Australian National University, Centre for Moral and Social Philosophy, June 15, 2017
• “Intimidation,” University of Sydney, May 27, 2015
• “Reasons for Contentment and the Virtue Thereof,” keynote, Conference on Reasons and Virtues, Australian Catholic University, May 23, 2015
• “Intimidation,” with pre-talk for grad students, University of Melbourne, May 22, 2015
• Contentment, ASU Institute for Humanities Research, Affect & Reason fellows seminar, March 2015
• “Well Content” Colgate University, March 6, 2015
• “Geographies of Meaningful Living,” Colgate University, the Audi Lecture, March 5, 2015
• “Well Content,” University of Arizona, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, January 22, 2015
• “Precluded Interest,” University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Workshop on the Recruitment and Retention of Undergraduate Women and Other Underrepresented Minorities in Philosophy, April 26, 2014
• Panelist, Implementing the APA Nondiscrimination Policy, Pacific Division APA, April 17, 2014
• “Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” LSR Seminar, Princeton Center for Human Values, March 31, 2014
• “Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” Macalaster College, March 27, 2014
• “But What About the Animals,” Princeton Normative Ethics Workshop, March 4, 2014
• “Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” annual Rukivina Lecture, Gonzaga University, February 26, 2014
• “Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” University of Nevada-Las Vegas, December 6, 2013
• “Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” Macalaster College, March 28, 2014
• “Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” University of Nevada-Las Vegas, December 6, 2013
• Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living,” Workshop on Meaning in Life, Macquarie University, Sydney, October 11, 2013
• “Meaningful Living,” Keynote, Society for Applied Philosophy, Zurich, June 2013
• “Kant and Our Ethical Concerns about Animals,” University of Minnesota, April 2013
• Author-Greets-Critics comments on Jesse Prinz’s Beyond Human Nature, American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, February 2013
• “The Calculus of Kind and the Moral Calculus,” Conference on Lying, Arizona State University, October 2012
• “But What About the Animals,” Minding Animals Conference, Utrecht University, July 2012
• “Who’s Afraid of Polygamy?” Depauw University, March 2012
• “But What About the Animals?” Vanderbilt University, December 9, 2011
• “But What About the Animals?” Keynote, Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference, August 5, 2011
• Workshop comments on Mark LeBar’s The Value of Living Well, University of Arizona, April 9, 2011
• Commentary on George Marcus’s “Reason, Passion, and Democratic Politics,” American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, APA conference on Passions and Emotions, December 29, 2010.
• “Living with Boredom, Colorado College Philosophy Colloquium, December 9, 2010
• “Living with Boredom, Keynote, Steven L. Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Louisville, November 12, 2010.
• “Living with Boredom,” Arizona Moral and Political Philosophy Conference Nov 21, 2009
• “Living with Boredom,” Hypatia Anniversary Conference, October 23, 2009
• “Living With Boredom,” Yale Workshop on Mind, Memory, and Imagination March 27-28, 2009
• Panelist, Mid-Career Issues, Session organized by the Committee on the Status of Women in Philosophy, APA, December 29, 2008.
• “What Good is Commitment,” Australian National University, RSSS SPT Program, July 14, 2008.
• “Living with Boredom,” Australasian Society for Asian & Comparative Philosophy Conference, July 5, Melbourne Australia 2008.
• Symposium panelist for my Setting the Moral Compass, Central Division APA, April 18, 2008.
• Symposium commentator for Privacy, Community Culture, Central Division APA, April 19, 2008
• “What Good is Commitment?” Murphy Institute Center for Ethics and Public Affairs,Tulane University, April 11, 2008.
• “Hope Matters” Vanderbilt University, March 28, 2008.
• Comments on Adrienne Martin’s “Hope, Fantasy, and Motivation,” Pacific Division APA, March 22, 2008
• “What Good is Commitment,” California State-Northridge, March 14, 2008.
• “Hope Matters, University of Kent, Center for Law, Gender, and Sexuality, March 2, 2008.
• “Losing One’s Self,” University of Keele, Center for Law, Gender and Sexuality, February 29, 2008.
• “What Good is Commitment,” University of Warwick, February 27, 2008.
• “Hope Matters,” University of Washington, May 2007.
• Panel presentation on hope, Law and Emotions: New Directions in Scholarship Conference, UC-Berkeley Law School, Berkeley CA, February 8-9, 2007
• Author Greets Critics session on Lisa Tessman’s Burdened Virtues, APA Pacific Division, San Francisco, April 6, 2007.
• “Hope Matters,” Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Vermont, September 14, 2006
• “Losing One’s Self,” John Dewey Memorial Lecture, University of Vermont, September 15, 2006.
• “Losing One’s Self,” Philosophy Department, University of New Hampshire, November 18, 2005.
• “Losing One’s Self,” Practical Identity Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW Australia, March 30-April 2, 2006.
• “Losing One’s Self,” Keynote, Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Conference on Agency and Embodiment, University of King’s College, Halifax, N.S. Canada, September 30, 2005.
• “Who’s Afraid of Polygamy? What Same-Sex Marriage Advocates can learn from the History of Polygamy,” University of Maine-Orono, Phi Sigma Tau philosophy honor society, April 19, 2005
• “Philosophical Issues in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate,” Sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Philosophy Department in conjunction with the Haverford Distinguished Visitors Program, April 7-8.
• “Same-Sex Marriage and the Shadow of Polygamy” inaugural lecture of the Karen Levin Coburn ’63 Annual Endowed Lecture in Women’s Studies, Skidmore College, March 31, 2005
• “Polygamy and Same-Sex Marriage,” Conference on the Meaning of Marriage, Institute for Law and Philosophy, University of San Diego, January 15, 2005
• “Polygamy and Same-Sex Marriage,” Symposium on Gay Marriage, American Philosophical Association, December 29, 2004.
• Plenary session panelist on Susan Wolf’s work, Northern New England Philosophy Association, Dartmouth College, November 13, 2004.
• “Same-Sex Marriage and Polygamy,” The Morris Colloquium: Realizing Equal Citizenship, University of Colorado-Bolder, October, 15, 2004.
• “Finding and Losing Meaning in Life,” Philosophy Department, University of Melbourne, July 29, 2004
• “Finding and Losing Meaning in Life,” Philosophy Program, Australian National University, RSSS, July 27, 2004.
• An Apology for Moral Shame” Philosophy Department, University of Maine-Orono, March 18, 2004
• “Same-Sex Marriage: A Survey of the Debate,” Marxist-Socialist Group, University of Maine-Orono, March 18, 2004
• “What’s So Different about Sexual Orientation Discrimination?” LGBT Film & Lecture Series, College of Charleston, February 27, 2004.
• “What’s So Different About Sexual Orientation Discrimination?” Women’s & Gender Studies, North Carolina State University, March 1, 2004.
• An Apology for Moral Shame” Philosophy Department, College of Charleston, February 26, 2004.
• “Expecting Decency,” University of Maine-Farmington, October 10, 2002.
• The Kneller Lecture (keynote), Philosophy of Education Society Conference, Vancouver, April 20, 2002.
• Invited Panel: Mentoring for Diversity, Session sponsored by the APA Committees on Inclusiveness and on the Status of Women, March 30, 2002.
• “Common Decency,” Colby College, February 14, 2001.
• “Common Decency,” Indiana University, November 16, 2001
• Keynote, Iowa Philosophical Society, October 27, 2001.
• Keynote, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory Conference, October 5, 2001
• “Civility,” Seminar for the Australia/New Zealand Graduate Student Workshop, RSSS Philosophy Program and Social and Political Theory Program, Australian National University, August 3, 2001.
• “Common Decency,” RSSS Philosophy Program, Australian National University, July 26, 2001.
• “An Apology for Moral Shame,” Keynote, Women in Philosophy Conference, Tasmania, Australia, July 1, 2001.
• “Moral Decency,” Macquarie University, Australia, June 12, 2001.
• “Which Rights Matter Most?” Sonoma State University, March 13.
• “Moral Shame,” University of California-Riverside, November 17, 2000.
• “Moral Shame,” University of California-Davis, November 3, 2000.
• “An Apology for Moral Shame,” Northern California Society for Women in Philosophy, Mills College, October 28, 2000
• “Thinking about the Plurality of Gender,” Author Greets Critics session on Linda Nicholson’s The Play of Reason, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meetings, April 2000.
• “Lesbian & Gay Politics: Expanding Our Vision of the Human Rights that Matter,” Gladstein lecture series on Human Rights, University of Connecticut, February 24, 2000.
• “Same-Sex Marriage: What’s at Stake?” Dartmouth College, October 20, 1999.
• “Making Up Emotional People: The Case of Romantic Love,” Society & Law Conference, May 1999.
• Panelist, Roundtable on the Nature and Future of LGBTQ Studies in Philosophy, 10th Anniversary Session of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Central Division Meetings, May 1998.
• “What Kind of Virtue is Civility?” Cornell University, February 26, 1999
• “Justice, Sexual Orientation, and the Family,” Colby Women’s Studies Colloquium, September 24, 1998.
• “Civilities and Incivilities,” Philosophy Department, Queens University, Kingston Ontario, June 12, 1998.
• “Virtue, Shame and Disgust” (Commentary), Conference on Law and Emotion, University of Chicago, May 12, 1998.
• “Defending Marriage,” invited paper, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division, December 1997.
• “Defending Marriage: Same-Sex Partnerships and the Law,” SUNY-Purchase, November 6, 1997
• “Civilities & Incivilities,” Tufts University spring lecture series on Moral Philosophy, March 28, 1997.
• “Civilities & Incivilities,” University of Colorado-Boulder, March 13, 1997
• “Civilities & Incivilities,” Washington University, St. Louis MO, January 31, 1997.
• American Philosophical Association “Author Greets Critics” session on my work, sponsored by the Society for Lesbian & Gay Philosophy, December 28, 1996.
• “Civilities & Incivilities,” Philosophy Department, Georgetown University, November 8, 1996.
• “Family’s Outlaws,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle WA, April 6, 1996.
• “Pictures of Integrity,” Philosophy Department, Mount Holyoke College, March 6, 1996.
• “Family Out-Laws: Rethinking the Connection between Feminism, Lesbianism, and the Family,” Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana, December 4, 1995.
• Commentary on “Freud, Naturalism, and Modern Moral Philosophy.” Colloquium on Moral Psychology and Moral Identity, Philosophy Department, Oberlin College, April 21-23, 1995.
• “Sexuality Injustice,” Philosophy Department, University of Maine-Orono, February 9, 1995.
• “Sexuality Injustice,” Conference on Collective Rights and Cultural Values, University of California-Riverside, January 13-14, 1995.
• “Sexuality Injustice,” Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Boston MA, December 1994.
• Commentary on Claudia Cards’ Lesbian Choices, Author Greets the Critics Session, Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Boston, MA, December 1994.
• Commentary on “From Biology to Love: Queer Families, Justice and the Possibility of Ethics,” American Philosophical Association, Kansas City, MO, May 7, 1994.
• “Standing for Something,” Philosophy Department, Duke University, February 28, 1994.
• “Kant and Compliance with Conventionalized Injustice,” Philosophy Department, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, October 1, 1993.
• “Denaturalizing and Desexualizing Lesbian and Gay Identity” (Commentary), Conference on Sexual Orientation and the Law, University of Virginia Law School, April 22-24, 1993.
• “Lesbian Theory versus Feminist Theory,” American Political Science Association, Panel on Identity and Community, Washington DC, September 2-5, 1993.
• “Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory,” Women’s Studies Colloquium, Colby College, October 15, 1992.
• “Aspirational Risk-Takers and Retrospective Justification,” New England Philosophical Association Conference, Waterville, ME, October 18, 1991.
• “Practicing Blaming” (Commentary), Conference on Moral Agency and the Fragmented Self: Feminism & Moral Psychology, University of Dayton, October 1990.
• “Emotional Work,” Conference on Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory & Practice, University of Minnesota, October 1988
• “Three Guilts/Three Sins” with Kathy Rudy, American Academy of Religion, November 1988
• “The Virtue of Love?” (Commentary), Conference on Theoretical Perspectives on Love, Friendship, Marriage, Sexuality, Women, National Humanities Center, April 1988.
• “Philosophy and the Metaphor for Nature” (Commentary), Conference on Richard Rorty’s Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Hendrix College, Arkansas, April 1983.
• “Three Models of Emotion,” Man-Environment Symposium, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, January 1982.
• “The Humean Moral Sentiment: A Unique Feeling,” Southwestern Philosophical Society, November 1979.

Book Reviews:
• Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality by Lisa Tessman. APA Newletter on Feminism and Philosophy, 16, no. 1 (2016): 16-18.
• Moralism: A Study in Vice by Craig Taylor. NDPR 2012.06.36,
• Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics by Linda Radzik, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews July 07, 2009,
• Sex and Ethics: Essays on Sexuality, Virtue, and the Good Life, edited by Raja Halwani, Social Theory and Practice 34, no. 4 (October 2008): 635-639
• The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, Global by Virginia Held, Ethics 119 (October 2008): 184–189
• Why Privacy Isn’t Everything by Anita Allen, Ethics 118 (2008): 324-327.
• Moral Repair by Margaret Walker, Dialogue 46, no. 4 (2007): 819-823.
• Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, eds. Peggy DesAutels and Margaret Urban Walker, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 21, no. 3 (2006): 214-217.
• Artless Integrity: Moral Imagination, Agency, and Stories by Susan Babbitt, Dialogue 40(2001): 845-47.
• Civilized Oppression by J. Harvey, Dialogue 40, no. 4 (2002): 845-847.
• Sexual Investigations by Alan Sobel, Ethics109 (1999): 928-931.
• The Case for Same-Sex Marriage, by William Eskridge, Journal of Homosexuality 35(1998):102-103.
• Impossible Dreams: Rationality, Integrity, and Moral Imagination by Susan E. Babbitt, Philosophical Review 107(1998):125-128.
• What are Friends For? by Marilyn Friedman; and Justice and the Politics of Difference by Iris Marion Young, Metaphilosophy 28(1997):172-179.
• Lesbian Choices by Claudia Card, Ethics 106(1996):862-864.
• Sharing Responsibility by Larry May, Ethics 104(1994):890-893.
• Situating the Self: Gender, Community, and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics. by Seyla Benhabib, Journal of Philosophy 91(1994):426-429.
• Concepts of Health and Disease, edited by Arthur L. Caplan et al, Theoretical Medicine 4(1983):329-332.

Grants and Honors:
• American Academy of Arts & Sciences, elected 2020.
• PeaSoup featured article, “On Being Content with Imperfection” February 2017.
• CLAS Trustee Professorship, 2016-2021.
• “Geographies of Meaningful Living” was awarded the Journal of Applied Philosophy’s essay prize for the best essay in volume 32.
• Harsanyi fellowship, Australian National University, May-July, 2015
• PeaSoup featured philosopher, April 2014
• Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy endowed chair, Colby College 2003-
• “The Virtue of Civility” was judged by the nominating board for the The Philosopher’s Annual to be one of the 10 best articles to appear in print in 2000.
• Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Philosophy Program, Research School of Social Sciences, June-August 2001.
• NEH Summer Stipend, 2000.
• “Author Greets Critics” session on my work, Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Meetings, Atlanta GA, December 28, 1996.
• “Changing One’s Heart” was judged by the nominating board of the Philosopher’s Annual to be one of the 10 best articles to appear in print in 1992.