Robert N. Johnson

Robert N. Johnson
216A Middlebush Hall
(573) 884-6210

PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


Ethical Theory

Select Publications


Self-Improvement: An Essay in Kantian Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2011

ed., w/ Michael Smith, Passions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn. Oxford U. P., 2015

ed., w/ Mark Timmons, Reason, Value and Respect: Kantian Themes from the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill, Jr. Oxford U. P., 2015

Selected Publications:

”Kant’s Moral Philosophy,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosopy”

“The Moral Law as Causal Law,” in Kant’s ‘Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals’: A Critical Guide, J. Timmerman (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2010.

“Value and Autonomy in Kantian Ethics,” in Oxford Studies in Metaethics Vol. 2, Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford University Press (2007), pp. 133-148.

“Virtue and Right,” Ethics 113:4 (2003): 810-834.

"Internal Reasons and the Conditional Fallacy," The Philosophical Quarterly 49:194 (1999): 53-71.

"Weakness Incorporated," History of Philosophy Quarterly 15:3 (1998): 349-367

"Minding One's Manners: Revisiting Moral Explanations," Philosophical Studies 90 (1998): 181-203.

"Reasons and Advice for the Practically Irrational," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57:3 (1997): 619-625.

"Kant's Conception of Merit," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 77:4 (1996): 310-334.

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