Dana Kay Nelkin

Professor of Philosophy

Welcome

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.

News

The Ethics and Law of Omissions, co-edited with Samuel C. Rickless, is now in print!

 
-I have recently taken on the position of North American Representative of the Society for Applied Philosophy and am now an Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of San Diego.

-Click here for information on The Moral Judgments Project.

Some Recent and Forthcoming Publications

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

“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 (early view)

“Moral Responsibility for Unwitting Omissions: A New Tracing Account” The Ethics and Law of Omissions, Dana Kay Nelkin and Samuel C. Rickless (eds.) (Oxford University Press)

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

"TBA"
Free Will and Methodology Conference, University of Leuven
June 6-7, 2019

"TBA"
University of Texas, Austin
April 5, 2019

"TBA"
Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency Conference, Florida State University
February 8-9, 2019

"Equal Opportunity: A Unifying Framework for Moral, Aesthetic, and Epistemic Responsibility"
Munich Philosophical Colloquium, University of Munich
January 23, 2019

"Equal Opportunity: A Unifying Framework for Moral, Aesthetic, and Epistemic Responsibility"
GRIN and Fillosophie, Montreal
October 12, 2018

"Equal Opportunity: A Unifying Framework for Moral, Aesthetic, and Epistemic Responsibility"
Workshop on Taking Responsibility and Holding Responsible, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), University of Oslo
August 31, 2018

"Kinds of Responsibility?: Moral, Aesthetic, Epistemic"
Northwestern University
April 27, 2018

"Guilt, Grief, and the Good"
Social Philosophy and Policy: Responsibility, University of Arizona
December 7-10, 2017