PAUL E. HURLEY
Sexton Professor of Philosophy
Claremont McKenna College
284 Kravis Center
Claremont, CA 91711
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh 1988
Dissertation: “The Practical Given” (advisor, Kurt Baier; 2nd reader, David Gauthier)
M.A. in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh 1986
B.A. in Philosophy with honors, University of Notre Dame 1982
Fagothey Distinguished Visitor, Santa Clara University Spring 2007
Sexton Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College 2007-present
Coordinator, Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics 2006-present
Sexton Professor, Claremont McKenna College 2006-present
Professor, Pomona College 2002-2006
Associate Professor, Pomona College 1994-2002
Invited Visitor, University of Pittsburgh Spring 1998
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Arizona Fall 1994
Assistant Professor, Pomona College 1988-1994
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND CONCENTRATION
Specialization: Ethics, Metaethics
Concentration: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Business Ethics
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
KLI Course Development Grant 2013
Freshman Humanities Seminar Course Development Grant 2009
Fagothey Distinguished Visitor, Santa Clara University 2007
Summer Research Grants, Claremont McKenna College 2006-08
Wig Course Preparation Grant (with Eleanor Brown) 2000
Templeton Foundation Grant (with Eleanor Brown) 1999
Summer Research Grant, Irvine Foundation 1996
Steele Foundation Sabbatical Subvention Grant 1993
Teaching Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh 1983-87
Mellon Fellowship, Mellon Foundation 1982-83
HONORS AND AWARDS
Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit, Claremont McKenna College 2011
Wig Distinguished Teaching Award, Pomona College 2005
Wig Distinguished Teaching Award, Pomona College 1999
Wig Distinguished Teaching Award, Pomona College 1992
Douglass Greenlee Prize, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 1988
First Prize, John Dewey Essays Project 1987Apple for the Teacher Award, University of Pittsburgh 1987
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame 1982
Beyond Consequentialism, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, hardback edition, 2009; paperback edition, 2011) ISBN 978-0-19-955930-5.
Some reviews: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2012.01.07, reviewed by Rahul Kumar; Ethics 121 (January 2011): 444-49, reviewed by Robert Myers; Utilitas Vol. 24 (December 2012): 554-57, reviewed by Andrews Reath; The Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (2013): 570-72, reviewed by Julia Driver.
History of Philosophy (New York: Harper Collins, 1993)
Co-authored with William Taschek, Hugh Benson, Dion Scott-Kakures, and Susan Castagnetto. Sole author of chapters on Hobbes, Locke’s Political Theory, Rousseau, Hume’s Moral Theory, Kant’s Moral Theory, Utilitarianism, Marx, and American Pragmatism.
Journal Articles and Encyclopedia Entries:
"Two Dogmas of Consequentialism," under submission.
(see twodogmasofconsequentialism at page bottom)
"Whose Problem is Non-Identity?" co-authored with Rivka Weinberg, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, initial online publication 2014.
"Consequentializing and Deontologizing: Clogging the Consequentialist Vacuum," Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Vol. 3 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 123-153.
(for pre-publication draft, see 'consequentializethish' at page bottom)
"Comments on Douglas Portmore's Commonsense Consequentialism," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming Vol. LXXXVIII No. 1, January (2014), pp. 225-232.
(For text, see postCOMonPORT.html [click v.1] below)
"Deontology," International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
"Paradox of Deontology," International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
“Desire, Judgment, and Reason: Exploring the Path Not Taken,” The Journal of Ethics, Volume 11, Number 4 December (2007), pp. 437-463.
(For text, see postDJREPNT.pdf below)
“Does Consequentialism Make Too Many Demands, or None at All?”, Ethics, Volume 116, Number 4, July (2006), pp. 680-706.
“Fairness and Beneficence,” Ethics, Volume 113, No. 4, July (2003), pp. 841-864.
“A Davidsonian Reconciliation of Internalism, Objectivity, and the Belief-desire Theory,” The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2002), pp. 1-20.
“A Kantian Rationale for Desire-based Justification,” Philosophers’ Imprint, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2001), pp. 1-16. http://www.philosophersimprint.org/
(For text, see postKANTRAT.pdf below)
“Sellars’s Ethics: Variations on Kantian Themes,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 101 (2000), pp. 291-324.
“Agent-centered Restrictions: Clearing the Air of Paradox,” Ethics, Vol. 107, October (1997), pp. 120-146.
(For text, see postACRCAP.pdf below)
“Getting Our Options Clear: A Closer Look at Agent-centered Options,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 78 (1995), pp. 163-188.
“Scheffler’s Argument For Deontology,” The Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 74, June (1993), pp. 118-134.
“The Hidden Consequentialist Assumption,” Analysis, Vol. 52, October (1992), pp.241-248.
“How Weakness of the Will is Possible,” Mind, Vol. 101, No. 401, January (1992), pp. 85-88.
“The Many Appetites of Thomas Hobbes,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 7 (1990), pp. 391-407.
“Where the Traditional Accounts of Practical Reason Go Wrong,” Logos, Vol. 10 (1989), pp. 157-166.
“Dewey on Desires: The Lost Argument,” Transactions of the Peirce Society, Vol. 24 (1988), pp. 509-519. Reprinted in John Dewey: Critical Assessments, J. E. Tiles (ed.) (Routledge, 1992), pp. 91-99.
Book Reviews and Dictionary Entries:
"Review: David Wiggins: Ethics," Mind, forthcoming 2014.
"Review: Douglas Portmore: Commonsense Consequentialism," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2012.
“Review: Michael Thompson: Life and Action,” solicited by Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2009, http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=15445.
“Review: R. Jay Wallace: Normativity and the Will,“ co-authored with Dion Scott-Kakures, Mind (2008), pp. 744-750.
"W. T. Jones" entry in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960 (Thoemmes Press, 2005)
Review of David Miller’s Principles of Social Justice, in Ethics, Vol. 112 January (2002), pp. 391-394.
Review of Jenny Teichman’s Social Ethics, in Ethics, Vol. 108, No. 4, July (1998), p. 850.
"John Dewey" chapter in Great Thinkers of the Western World (New York: Harper and Row, 1992).
Guest Editor, Pacific Division Issue, Philosophical Studies (2010).
"Two Dogmas of Consequentialism"
"Consequentialism and the Deep Doing-Allowing Distinction"
"Consequentialism and the Deep Doing-Allowing Distinction," University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany,
"Two Dogmas of Consequentialism," University of Notre Dame
Critic, Author Meets Critics session on Douglas Portmore's Commonsense Consequentialism, APA Pacific Meetings
"Consequentializing and Deontologizing," Normative Ethics Workshop, University of Arizona
"Author's Response," Author Meets Critics Session on Beyond Consequentialism, Southern California Philosophy Conference
“Rights, Value, and the Nature of Desire,” Sontag Lecture, Pomona College
April 9, 2010
Critic, Author Meets Critics Session on Michael Thompson’s Life and Action, APA Central Meetings
“What Lurks Beneath the Integrity Objection,”? Presented at the Northwestern Conference in Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy
“What Lurks Beneath the Integrity Objection,” Presented to the Georgetown University Philosophy Department
“Deflating the Challenge of Consequentialism,” Presented to the Santa Clara Philosophy Department
“What Lurks Beneath the Integrity Objection,” Presented to the Santa Clara Philosophy Department
“Deflating the Challenge of Consequentialism,” Departmental Colloquium, UC Riverside,
“What Lurks Beneath the Integrity Objection,” Dept. Colloquium, Ohio University
“What Lurks Beneath the Integrity Objection,” Department Colloquium, UC Irvine
Critic, Author Meets Critics Session on J. Gert’s Brute Rationality, APA Pacific Meetings
Commentator, Oberlin Colloquium
Commentator, UC Riverside Trust Conference
“Does Consequentialism Make Too Many Demands, or None at All?,” Department Colloquium, University of New Mexico
“Does Consequentialism Make Too Many Demands, or None at All?,” invited paper, Southern California Philosophy Conference, UC Riverside
Commentator, Hume Society Annual Conference, UNLV
“Quinn, Raz, and Scanlon on Desire, Judgment and Reason,” Departmental Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara
“Quinn, Raz, and Scanlon on Desire, Judgment, and Justification,” Department Colloquium, University of Michigan
“Towards a Solution to the Moral Problem?” APA Pacific Division Meetings, Albuquerque, N.M.
“Korsgaard on Desire-based Justification,” Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Notre Dame
“Agent-centered Restrictions: Clearing the Air of Paradox,” Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of California at Irvine
“Agent-centered Restrictions: Clearing the Air of Paradox,” Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Arizona
“Scheffler’s Argument for Deontology,” APA Pacific Meetings
“Consequentialism Deontologized, Deontology Consequentialized,” Occidental College Philosophy Colloquium
“Davidson on Incontinent Actions,” APA Pacific Meetings
“Davidson on Incontinent Actions,” Cal Tech Discussion Group
“Against the Argument Against Ethical Objectivity,” University of Southern California Ethics Discussion Group
“Where the Traditional Accounts of Practical Reason Go Wrong,” conference on Reason and Moral Judgment, Santa Clara University
Dewey on Desires: The Lost Argument,” meetings of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
SELECTED OTHER PRESENTATIONS
“Markets and Morals: From Adam Smith to Warren Buffett,” Pasadena Senior Curriculum
“Happiness, Well-Being, and the Meaning of Life,” One Day University. Los Angeles and San Francisco
“Markets and Morals,” public lecture, Ohio University
“Trust Betrayed,” Alumni Symposium Plenary Address
“The Philosophy of Parenting,” Class Day Address, Pomona College Commencement Weekend
“Corporate Responsibility,” Claremont Sunrise Rotary
“Corporate Responsibility,” Psychology Department Colloquium, Claremont Graduate University
“CEO as Strongman,” Claremont Rotary Club, Pomona Lunchtime Lecture series, and elsewhere
Carleton College External Review Committee
Review Board, International Encyclopedia of Ethics
U. of Delaware External Review Committee, Chair 2010
Chair, Hampton Prize Selection Committee
Chair, APA Pacific Division Program Committee
Pacific Division Executive Committee
APA Pacific Program Committee
External Evaluator, Creighton University Philosophy Department
External Evaluator, Santa Clara University Philosophy Department
Scripps College Philosophy Search Committee
External Evaluator, Philosophy Department, Cal State Los Angeles
Human Resources Masters Program Advisory Committee, Claremont Graduate University
Ad hoc reviewer, Ethics, Philosophical Studies, The Journal of Ethics, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, The Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophers’ Imprint, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Nous, American Philosophical Quarterly, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, The Journal of Social Philosophy, and Inquiry.
Member, Program Committee, APA Pacific Division Meetings
Session Chair, APA Pacific Meetings
1994-1997, 2001, 2004, 2005
Session Chair, APA Eastern Meetings
Member, American Philosophical Association.
Presidential Search Committee, Claremont McKenna College, 2012.
Chair, Administration Committee
Search Committee Chair, CMC Phil. Dept.
Academic Affairs Subcommittee, CMC Board of Trustees
Philosophy Program Coordinator
FIS Committee Member
2006, 2007, 2008
Co-coordinator, Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, CMC
Chair, Search Committee, CMC
Pomona College Executive Committee
Pomona College Budget Planning Committee
Pomona College Size of the College Task Force
Philosophy Dept. Search Committee (chair)
Pomona Student Union Advisory Committee
Presidential Inauguration Committee
Philosophy Department Search Committee, chair
1999 and 2000
Faculty Personnel Committee
McConnell Chair Search Committee, chair
Rhodes/Marshall Scholarship Committee, chair