Dr Matthew Chrisman
Dr Chrisman joined the department in August 2006 after finishing his PhD and MA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his BA at Rice University. His research is primarily in ethical theory, philosophy of language, and epistemology. He is also interested in action theory, political philosophy, deontic logic and the ethics of climate change. He is currently working on a book on the meaning of 'ought' which seeks to improve on his previous work in meta-ethics by integrating it with new work on model-theoretic approaches to the semantics of modals.
- 'The Normative Evaluation of Belief and the Aspectual Classification of Belief and Knowledge Attributions' Journal of Philosophy (2013).
- '"Ought" and Control' Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 90 (3) (2012).
- 'On the Meaning of "Ought" Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. 7, Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.) (2012).
- 'Is Epistemic Expressivism Compatible with Inquiry?' (with J. Adam Carter) Philosophical Studies, 159(3) (2012).
- 'Expressivism, Inferentialism and the Theory of Meaning' in New Waves in Metaethics, Brady, ed., Palgrave-Macmillan (2010).
- 'Constructivism, Expressivism and Ethical Knowledge' in a special issue of International Journal of Philosophical Studies, James O’Shea, ed. in conjunction with Naturalism, Normativity, and the Space of Reasons Conference at University College Dublin (2010).
- 'The Aim of Belief and the Goal of Truth' in Self, Language, and World: Problems from Kant, Sellars, and Rosenberg, O’Shea and Rubenstein, eds. (2010).
- 'From Epistemic Expressivism to Epistemic Inferentialism' in Haddock, Millar, and Pritchard (eds.) Social Epistemology, Oxford University Press (2010).
- 'Expressivism, Truth, and (Self-)Knowledge' Philosophers' Imprint, vol. 9, no. 3 (May 2009).
- 'Ethical Neo-Expressivism' (with Dorit Bar-On) in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. 4 (2009).
- 'Expressivism, Inferentialism, and Saving the Debate' in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 77, no. 2, (September 2008).
- 'Ought to Believe' in The Journal of Philosophy, vol. CV, no. 7, (July 2008).
- 'From Epistemic Contextualism to Epistemic Expressivism' in Philosophical Studies, vol. 135, no. 2 (September 2007).
- 'Deontic Modals' Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (forthcoming).
- 'Epistemic Expressivism' Philosophy Compass (2012).
- 'Ethical Expressivism' in The Continuum Companion to Ethics, Christian Miller, ed. Continuum (2011).
- 'Using Big Words to Explain Little Words' in Think 29, Vol. 10 (Autumn 2011).
- 'Emotivism' in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFollette, ed. (2013).
Reviews and Critical Notices
- 'A Dilemma for Moral Fictionalism' in Philosophical Books, Volume 49 (January 2008).
- Review of William P. Alston's Beyond Justification: Dimensions of Epistemic Evaluation in International Journal of Philosophical Studies Volume 15, issue 2 (June 2007).
- Review of Russ Shafer-Landau's Moral Realism: A Defense in Ethics Volume 116, Number 1 (October 2005).
- Review of Alan Gibbard's Thinking How to Live in Ethics Volume 115, Number 2 (January 2005).
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