Eric Wiland     


 

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

University of Missouri-St. Louis

551 Lucas Hall

 (314) 516-5495

wiland@gmail.com



I work primarily on topics in ethics and practical reason.


My work falls into several overlapping categories:  advice and moral testimony, reasons for action, objective and indirect moral theories:


Advice and moral testimony (and related matters)

  •  Guided by Voices: Moral Testimony and Advice (book manuscript in progress) [Alternate title: Stronger Together].
  • "(En)joining other", promised to Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Oxford University Press (2019)
  • "Moral Advice and Joint Agency" forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Oxford University Press (2018).
  • "Moral Testimony: Going on the Offensive", Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12 (2017), 51-75.
  • "Peer Disagreement and the Dunning-Kruger Effect", Episteme (2016), 1–18. doi:10.1017/epi.2016.18.
  • "Rossian Deontology and the Possibility of Moral Expertise", Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics (2014).
  • "Trusting Advice and Weakness of Will," Social Theory and Practice 80 (2004), 371-89.
  • "Stories, Autobiographies, and Moral Inquiry," Journal of Social Philosophy 34:2 (2003), 188-98.
  • "Some Advice for Moral Psychologists," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (2003), 299-310.
  • "Advice and Moral Objectivity," Philosophical Papers 29 (2000), 1-19.
  • "Good Advice and Rational Action," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60, (2000), 561-9. 
  • "Advice, Life-Experience, and Moral Objectivity", Dissertation, University of Chicago (1997).

Reasons for Action


Objective and indirect moral theories


One-off articles

Various work in progress or limbo:
  • "Moral Testimony and Moral Theory"
  • "The Wide-Scoped Total Evidence View"
  • "The Problem of Evil and the Grammar of Goodness"
  • "Taxonomizing Moral Theories"
  • "Against Advice"
  • "Reasons, Advice, and Slut-Shaming", with Hallie Liberto
  • "Transformative Experiences, Ethical Objectivity, and a Theory of Error"
  • "What is Rationality's Job?"
  • "Marx and the Desire-Satisfaction Theory of Happiness"

If you want copies of any of this stuff, just email me.