john brunero                               
(Ph.D., Columbia University)

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

University of Nebraska -- Lincoln

            about me                        

I joined the Philosophy Department at UNL in August 2014.  Before that, I
was 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 co-organized a Robert R. Chambers Conference at UNL in Spring 2016 on Practical Reason and Metaethics.  I am also an Ethics Area Editor for Ergo.  

email: jbrunero2 [at] unl [dot] edu                 CV (updated April 2017)


             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.

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

Recent Work on Internal and External Reasons American Philosophical Quarterly, 54 (April 2017) 99-119 . 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 

Cognitivism about Practical RationalitOxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 9  (ed. R. Shafer-Landau) Oxford University Press, 2014, 18-44. dc  [awarded the 2016 APA Article Prize for the best paper published in the previous two years by a younger scholar.]

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