Stephen Kearns [skearns at fsu.edu]


Hello, my name is Stephen Kearns. I'm an assistant professor at Florida State University. I gained my B.Phil and D.Phil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. 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) Forthcoming 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) Forthcoming with Daniel Star
Free Will Agnosticism (Nou
s) Forthcoming

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)

Doctoral Thesis

Intentional Choice