Phil Clark



Associate Professor



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  • BA, Oberlin College
  • PhD, UCLA

For more information visit Prof. Clark’s personal website.

Research Interests:

Ethics, Metaethics


  •  “Inescapability and the Analysis of Agency,” Abstracta 7:3-15, 2014.  This is part of a book symposium on David Velleman’s How We Get Along
  • “Aspects, Guises, Species and Knowing Something to Be Good,” in Sergio Tenenbaum, ed., Desire, Practical Reason and the Good, Oxford University Press, 2010
  • “Appearances of the Good and Appearances of the True,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, vol. 48, no. 2, 2009, 6 pages
  • “Mackie’s Motivational Argument,” Chapter 10 of David Sobel and Steven Wall eds., Reasons for Action, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 19 pages
  • “How Reason Can Be Practical: A Reply to Hume,” in Poznan Studies in Philosophy of Science and Humanities: New Essays in Moral Psychology, Sergio Tenenbaum, ed., (Amsterdam: Rodophi, 2007) , 18 pages
  • “Kantian Morals and Humean Motives,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, January 2004, 18 pages
  • “The Meaning of ‘Good’ and the Possibility of Value,” Philosophical Studies, 2002, 8 pages
  • “The Action as Conclusion,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, December, 2001, 25 pages
  • “Velleman’s Autonomism,” Ethics, April 2001, 14 pages
  • “What Goes Without Saying in Metaethics,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, March 2000, 22 pages
  • Practical  Steps and Reasons for Action,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, March 1997, 29 pages


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