Stephen Kearns [skearns at fsu.edu]


Hello, my name is Stephen Kearns. I'm an associate professor at Florida State University. I gained my B.Phil and D.Phil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. My wife is Marcela Herdova, who is also a philosopher. Here are some of my philosophy papers for your delectation.

Published Papers

In praise of folly (Analysis)
Compatibilism can resist prepunishment (Analysis)
Reasons: Explanations or Evidence? (Ethics) with Daniel Star
Epistemicism about Vagueness and Meta-linguistic Safety (Philosophical Perspectives) with Ofra Magidor
Reasons as Evidence (Oxford Studies in Metaethics) with
Daniel Star
Can a thing be part of itself? (American Philosophical Quarterly)
Responsibility for Necessities (Philosophical Studies)
Semantic Sovereignty (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research)  with Ofra Magidor

Aborting the Zygote Argument (Philosophical Studies)
On Good Advice (Analysis) with Daniel Star
Weighing Reasons (Journal of Moral Philosophy)  with Daniel Star
Reasons, Facts-About-Evidence, and Indirect Evidence (Analytic Philosophy) with Daniel Star
Free Will Agnosticism (Nou
s)
Bearing the Weight of Reasons (in Weighing Reasons, OUP, ed. Lord and Maguire) 
Have Compatibilists Solved the Luck Problem for Libertarians? (in Philosophical Inquiries) with Alfred Mele
Reasons, Choice and Responsibility (forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, ed. D. Star)
Get Lucky (Philosophical Explorations) with Marcela Herdova
This is a Tricky Situation (The Journal of Ethics) with Marcela Herdova
Finding the Value in Things (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research)
Weighing Explanations (Weighing and Reasoning, ed Hirose and Reisner)
Philosonnets (forthcoming in Think!)
Mind Control (forthcoming in an OUP volume on self-control, ed. A. Mele) with Marcela Herdova


Published Book Reviews

Types and Tokens, by Linda Wetzel (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
Free Will and Modern Science, ed. Richard Swinburne (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
Causation and Free Will, by Carolina Sartorio
Responsibility from the Margins, by David Shoemaker