john brunero                               
(Ph.D., Columbia University)

Robert R. Chambers Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Moral Sciences

Department of Philosophy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

            about me                        

I joined the Philosophy Department at UNL in August 2014.  Before that, I
spent a year as a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow in 
the University Center for Human Values  at Princeton University.  And before that, I taught at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

I teach courses in moral, political, and legal philosophy.  And I work primarily in ethics and metaethics, especially on topics concerning reasons and rationality. I'll be co-organizing a Robert R. Chambers Conference at UNL in Spring 2016 on Practical Reason and Metaethics.

email: jbrunero2 [at] unl [dot] edu                 CV (updated July 2015)


             work in progress             

Intentions, Reasons, and Instrumental Rationality (under contract with Oxford University Press)


(Click on the paper title to link to the published version; click on "dc" for a draft copy.

Recent Work on Internal and External Reasons American Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming. dc

Review of Mark Schroeder's Explaining the Reasons We Share Ethics 126 (October 2015) 238-244. dc

Idealization and the Wrong Kind of Reasons Ethics 126 (October 2015) 153-161. dc 

Reasons, Evidence, and Explanations Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity (ed. D. Star) Oxford University Press, forthcoming. dc

Cognitivism about Practical RationalitOxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 9  (ed. R. Shafer-Landau) Oxford University Press, 2014, 18-44. dc

Rational Akrasia  Organon F (special issue on the Enkratic Requirement of Rationality, ed. J. Fink) 20 (2013) 546-566. dc

Reasons as Explanations Philosophical Studies 165 (September 2013) 805-824dc 

Instrumental Rationality  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (co-authored with Niko Kolodny); 2013

Metaethics and Ethics  International Encyclopedia of Ethics (co-authored with Eric Wiland); 2013

Instrumental Rationality, Symmetry, and Scope  Philosophical Studies 157 (January 2012) 125-140. dc

Consequentialism and the Wrong Kind of Reasons  Utilitas 22 (September 2010) 351-359.  dc

Self-Governance, Means-Ends Coherence, and Unalterable Ends  Ethics 120 (April 2010) 579-591. dc

The Scope of Rational Requirements  Philosophical Quarterly 60 (January 2010) 28-49.  dc

Against Cognitivism about Practical Rationality  Philosophical Studies 146 (December 2009) 311-325.  dc 

Reasons and Evidence One Ought  Ethics 119 (April 2009) 538-545.  dc

McDowell on External Reasons  European Journal of Philosophy 16 (April 2008) 22-42.  dc 

Are Intentions Reasons?  Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (December 2007) 424-444.  dc

Instrumental Rationality and Carroll's Tortoise  Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (November 2005) 557-569.  dc

Two Approaches to Instrumental Rationality and Belief Consistency  Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 1 (April 2005) 2-20. 

Korsgaard on Motivational Skepticism  Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (June 2004) 253-264.  dc 

Evolution, Altruism and Internal Reward Explanations  Philosophical Forum 33 (Winter 2002) 413-424.  dc