This page contains links to some of my academic papers (excluding the majority which are on History of Philosophy) that are currently available on the Web. In most cases the printed version will differ only slightly from those given here, due to publisher's house style modifications etc. Where they differ significantly, the papers here are to be preferred.

Publications on Hume and Early Modern Philosophy ...

Over forty of my publications and many talks on Hume and the History of Modern Philosophy are collected together on the website But here are a few pieces – two of them from magazines for students – that are relatively "big picture" rather than focusing on narrow scholarly debates:

Other Epistemology

Logic, Language, Mind, Computers

Philosophy of Religion

Moral Philosophy

  • (1983), 'Hare on Moral Thinking', Philosophical Quarterly 33 pp. 207-11
  • (1992), 'The Complex Problem of Abortion', in D. Bromham, M. Dalton, J. Jackson & P. Millican (eds), Philosophical Ethics in Reproductive Medicine, Springer Verlag, pp. 161-188, 13,500 words
  • (2000), 'Abortion', in The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought, eds Adrian Hastings, Alistair Mason, and Hugh Pyper, Oxford University Press, pp. 3-4, 1,500 words
  • (2012), 'Hume's Theory of Morals', in Tom Angier (ed.), Ethics: The Key Thinkers, Bloomsbury, pp. 105-31, 8,000 words


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