Dr Luke Russell

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

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.

Research interests

Luke's main area of research is moral philosophy. He has focused on questions concerning evil, virtue and vice, and forgiveness. Luke has also written on aesthetic virtue, and the nature of moral and epistemic normativity.

Teaching and supervision

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Selected publications

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Books

  • Russell, L. (2014). Evil: A Philosophical Investigation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Russell, L. (2011). Tryhards, Fashion Victims, and Effortless Cool. In J. Wolfendale & J. Kennett (Eds.), Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style, (pp. 37-49). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Russell, L. (2009). Two Kinds of Normativity: Korsgaad v. Hume. In Charles Pidgen (Eds.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue: New Essays. Houndsmills, Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • Russell, L. (2012). Evil and Incomprehensibility. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 36(1), 62-73.
  • Russell, L. (2009). Dispositional Accounts of Evil Personhood. Philosophical Studies, Online first, 1-20. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2009). Evil, Monsters and Dualism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 13(1), 45-58. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2009). He Did It Because He Was Evil. American Philosophical Quarterly, 46(3), 267-282.
  • Russell, L. (2009). Is Situationalism All Bad News? Utilitas, 21(4), 443-463. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2007). Evil-revivalism versus evil-skepticism. Journal of Value Inquiry, 40(1), 89-105. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2007). Is Evil Action Qualitatively Distinct from Ordinary Wrongdoing? Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 85(4), 659-677.
  • Russell, L. (2007). What Even Consequentialists Should Say About the Virtues. Utilitas, 19(4), 466-486.
  • Russell, L. (2006). See the World: McDowell and the Normative Trilemma. Dialogue-Canadian Philosophical Review, 45, 69-88.

2014

  • Russell, L. (2014). Evil: A Philosophical Investigation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012

  • Russell, L. (2012). Evil and Incomprehensibility. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 36(1), 62-73.

2011

  • Russell, L. (2011). Tryhards, Fashion Victims, and Effortless Cool. In J. Wolfendale & J. Kennett (Eds.), Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style, (pp. 37-49). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2009

  • Russell, L. (2009). Dispositional Accounts of Evil Personhood. Philosophical Studies, Online first, 1-20. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2009). Evil, Monsters and Dualism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 13(1), 45-58. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2009). He Did It Because He Was Evil. American Philosophical Quarterly, 46(3), 267-282.
  • Russell, L. (2009). Is Situationalism All Bad News? Utilitas, 21(4), 443-463. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2009). Two Kinds of Normativity: Korsgaad v. Hume. In Charles Pidgen (Eds.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue: New Essays. Houndsmills, Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2007

  • Russell, L. (2007). Evil-revivalism versus evil-skepticism. Journal of Value Inquiry, 40(1), 89-105. [More Information]
  • Russell, L. (2007). Is Evil Action Qualitatively Distinct from Ordinary Wrongdoing? Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 85(4), 659-677.
  • Russell, L. (2007). What Even Consequentialists Should Say About the Virtues. Utilitas, 19(4), 466-486.

2006

  • Russell, L. (2006). See the World: McDowell and the Normative Trilemma. Dialogue-Canadian Philosophical Review, 45, 69-88.

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