Dana Kay Nelkin

Professor of Philosophy


Hello and welcome to my website!  I am a professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego.  Here you can find links to papers and abstracts, course syllabi, my CV, and more.


-I'm very pleased to be participating this summer in the first mid-year seminar of LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility in Bogotá. 

-Click here for information on The Moral Judgments Project.

Some Recent and Forthcoming Publications

"Thinking Outside the (Traditional) Boxes of Moral Luck" Midwest Studies in Philosophy edited by Andrew Khoury (in press).

"Guilt, Grief, and the Good" Social and Political Philosophy (in press).

"Frontotemporal Dementia and the Reactive Attitudes: Two Roles for the Capacity to Care?" Journal of Applied Philosophy (2019).

“Duties, Desert, and the Justification of Punishment” Criminal Law and Philosophy (early view).

“Responsibility and Ignorance of the Self” Social Theory and Practice 44 (2018): 267-278.

"Intuitive Probabilities and the Limits of Moral Imagination" (Arseny Ryazanov, Jonathan Knutzen, Samuel C. Rickless, Nicholas Christenfeld, Dana Kay Nelkin) Cognitive Science (2018)

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

"Liability, Culpability, and Luck"
Conversations on War Workshop on Moral Responsibility, Montenegro
September 6-7, 2019

"Free Will and Moral Responsibility: Concepts and Conceptions"
Free Will and Methodology Conference, University of Leuven
June 6-7, 2019

"Equal Opportunity: A Unifying Framework for Moral, Aesthetic, and Epistemic Responsibility"
University of Glasgow
April 15, 2019

"An Asymmetry Between Self-Blame and Other-Blame"
University of Edinburgh, Workshop: Who Are We To Blame?
April 8-9, 2019