Dr Luke Russell
Luke Russell completed a BA (Hons) and a PhD in philosophy at the University of Sydney. His PhD, awarded in 2002, was on normativity in epistemology and ethics. He briefly taught at Macquarie University, before being appointed Lecturer at the University of Sydney, where he runs the HSC philosophy course Mind and Morality, and teaches Moral Psychology and Critical Thinking.
Luke's main areas of research are moral philosophy (including normativity, naturalism, virtue theory, moral psychology, evil, and metaethics), epistemology, philosophy of biology and philosophy of mind.
- "Is Situationism All Bad News?", Utilitas Vol.21, No. 4, pp. 443-63 (Dec 2009).
- "He Did It Because He Was Evil", American Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 267-82 (Juy 2009).
"Dispositional Accounts of Evil Personhood", Philosophical Studies, DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9344-3 (Feb 2009).
"Evil, Monsters and Dualism", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, DOI 10.1007/s10677-009-9164-8 (March 2009).
"Two Kinds of Normativity: Korsgaard v. Hume", in Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue, Palgrave Macmillan (2009).
- a"Is Evil Action Qualitatively Distinct from Ordinary Wrongdoing?", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 85, No. 4, pp. 659-77 (Dec 2007).
- "What Even Consequentialists Should Say About the Virtues", Utilitas, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 466-86 (Dec 2007).
- "Evil-Revivalism versus Evil-Skepticism", Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol 40, pp. 89-105 (2006).
- "See the World: McDowell and the Normative Trilemma", Dialogue, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 69-88 (Winter 2006).
- “Try-Hards, Fashion-Victims and Effortless Cool”, in Kennett and Wolfendale (eds), Fashion and Philosophy.