Fred won a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship that (together with support from UMass) enabled him to spend the calendar year 2008 working on his new book What Is This Thing Called Happiness? The first draft of the book was completed in the summer of 2008. The book will be published by Oxford University Press and will probably appear sometime late in 2009. One paper derived from a chapter of the book was presented as a keynote address at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference in Boulder in August; another was presented as the keynote address at the Southwest Graduate Student Conference at Tempe; and another was presented as the Gail Stine Memorial Lecture at Wayne State. Other parts of the book have been published in Theoria and in a festschrift for Wlodek Rabinowicz. Fred’s article on Roderick Chisholm (written jointly with Richard Feldman) appeared in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in the fall of 2008. Fred’s Spring 2009 seminar is on “Weird Forms of Consequentialism”. Critics of consequentialism often remind us of cases in which standard forms of consequentialism yield counterintuitive results. Defenders of consequentialism sometimes then propose revised or adjusted forms of the theory that (they hope) will overcome the difficulty. But even if the revision overcomes the difficulty, a question remains: is the revised theory still properly categorized as a form of consequentialism? Or has the defender thrown out the consequentialist baby with the critical bathwater?
Whole Life Satisfaction Concepts of Happiness, Theoria-A Swedish Journal of Philosophy (2008)
The most popular concepts of happiness among psychologists and philosophers nowadays are concepts of happiness...
Precis of pleasure and the good life: concerning the nature, varieties, and plausiblity of hedonism, Philosophical Studies (2007)
Actual utility, the objection from impracticality, and the move to expected utility, Philosophical Studies (2006)
Utilitarians are attracted to the idea that an act is morally right iff it leads...
Timmermann's new paradox of hedonism: neither new nor paradoxical, Analysis (2006)
The good life: A defense of attitudinal hedonism, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2002)
Value and the good life, Ethics (2002)
Living high and letting die, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1999)
Adjusting Utility for Justice - A Consequentialist Reply to the Objection From Justice, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1995)
On the Consistency of Act-Utilitarianism and Motive-Utilitarianism - A Reply to Adams, Robert, Philosophical Studies (1993)
The Enigma of Death + Observations on the Concept of Definition and Analysis of the Philosophical Phenomenon of Death and Dying, Philosophia (1992)
Moore, G.E. - Baldwin, T, Mind (1991)
A Theory of Value and Obligation - Attfield,R, Noûs (1990)
Kamm, F.M. and The Mirror of Time, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (1990)
Concerning the Paradox of Moral Reparation and Other Matters, Philosophical Studies (1989)
Understanding Identity Statements - Morris, TV, International Studies in Philosophy (1988)
Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language - An Elementary Exposition - Kripke, S, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1986)
Moral Thinking, It's Levels, Nature, and Point - Hare ,RM, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1983)
Obligations, Absolute, Conditioned and Conditional, Philosophia (1983)
Reason and Morality - Gewirth, A, Noûs (1983)
Essays on the Philosophy of Chisholm, Roderick, M. - Sosa, E, Philosophical Review (1982)