Julia Nefsky



Associate Professor and Chair, UTSC Department of Philosophy



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  • BA, Mathematics and Philosophy, McMaster University
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

For more information, visit Julia Nefsky’s personal website.

Teaching in 2022-23

on sabbatical

Research Interests:

Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Practical Reason, Social and Political Philosophy


“Consumer Choice and Collective Impact”, in The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, Ed. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson and Tyler Doggett. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018): 267-286.

“How You Can Help, Without Making a Difference”. Philosophical Studies, First Online November 28, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s11098-016-0808-y
▪ Published Version
▪ Online Version (Read-Only)

“Fairness, Participation and the Real Problem of Collective Harm”, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 5. Ed. Mark Timmons. Oxford University Press.
▪ Published Version
▪ Penultimate Version

“Consequentialism and the Problem of Collective Harm: A Reply to Kagan”. Philosophy & Public Affairs, 39 (2011): 364–395
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Jackman Humanities Building (room 504), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8