Holly M. Smith                                                     Research 


                                                       Work in Progress

Making Morality Work: book manuscript on framing moral theories in light of the cognitive limitations that handicap individuals’ decision-making.  Under contract with Oxford University Press. 

                                      Selected Published and Forthcoming Papers 

“The Subjective Moral Duty to Inform Oneself before Acting,” forthcoming in Ethics 125 (October, 2014), 1 – 28. 

 “Dual-Process Theory and Moral Responsibility,” invited paper forthcoming in Michael McKenna, Angela Smith, and Randolph Clarke, eds., The Nature of Moral Responsibility (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

 “Does Being Morally Responsible Depend on the Ability to Hold Morally Responsible?” Philosophical Studies 2013 online at 10.1007/s11098-013-0256-x

 "Using Moral Principles to Guide Decisions,"  Philosophical IssuesVol. 22, Action Theory (2012), 369-86.

"The Moral Clout of Reasonable Beliefs," in Mark Timmons, ed., Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol. I (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 1 – 25. 

Non-Tracing Cases of Culpable Ignorance,” Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2011), 115-146. [http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11572-011-9113-1]  

The Prospective View of Obligation,” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, February 2011, (http://www.jesp.org/) 

"Negligence," forthcoming in Hugh LaFollette, ed., International Encyclopedia of Ethics.

"Measuring the Consequences of Rules," Utilitas Vol. 22., No. 4 (December 2010), 413-33. 

"Subjective Rightness," in Social Philosophy & Policy, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp. 64-110.

"A Paradox of Promising," in The Philosophical Review, Vol. 106, No. 2 (April 1997), pp. 153-196. Lead article. 

"Fetal-Maternal Conflicts," in In Harm's Way: Essays in Honor of Joel Feinberg, edited by Allen Buchanan and Jules Coleman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 324-343. 

"Whose Body Is It, Anyway?" in James Thomberlin, ed., Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 6 (Atascadero, California: Ridgeview Publishing Company, 1992), pp. 73-96. 

"Deriving Morality from Rationality," in Contractarianism and Rational Choice: Essays on David Gauthier's Morals by Agreement, ed., Peter Vallentyne (Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 229-253.

"Varieties of Moral Worth and Moral Credit," in Ethics, Vol. 101 (January 1991), pp. 279-303. 

"Deciding How To Decide: Is There a Regress Problem?" in Michael Bacharach and Susan Hurley, eds., Essays in the Foundations of Decision Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Inc. 1991), pp. 194-219. 

"Two-Tier Moral Codes," Social Philosophy & Policy, Vol. 7, (Autumn 1989), pp. 112-132. 

"Making Moral Decisions," Nous, Vol. XXII, #1 (March 1988), pp. 89-108. 

"Moral Realism, Moral Conflict, and Compound Acts," The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. LXXXIII, #6 (June 1986), 341-345. 

"Legal Requirements for Notification," in Ethics in Emergency Medicine, eds. K. Iserson, A. Sanders, D. Mathieu, and A. Buchanan (Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins,1986), pp. 92-97. 

"Culpable Ignorance," The Philosophical Review, Vol. XCII (October, 1983), pp. 543-571. (Selected as one of the ten best articles to appear in print in 1983; reprinted in Volume VI of The Philosopher's Annual (eds., P. Athay, P. Grim, and C.J. Martin. (Ridgeview Publishing Company, 1985.)) 

"Intercourse and Moral Responsibility for the Fetus," in Abortion and the Status of the Fetus, Volume XIII of the series, "Philosophy of Medicine," eds. William B. Bondeson, H. Tristram Englehardt, Stuart Spicker, and Daniel H. Winship (Dordrecht, Holland/Boston, Massachusetts: D. Reidel, 1983), pp. 229-245. 

"Compensating Injured Research Subjects," in President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical Research, Compensating for Research Injuries, Volume Two: Appendices, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington (1982), pp. 19-39. 

"Two Concepts of Democracy," in Ethical Issues in Government, ed. Norman Bowie (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981), pp. 68-82. 

"Killing, Letting Die, and Euthanasia," Analysis, Vol. 40 (October 1980), p. 224. 

"Amniocentesis for Sex Selection," in Ethics, Humanism, and Medicine, ed. Marc Basson (New York: Alan R. Liss, 1980), pp. 81-94. 

"Rawls and Utilitarianism," in John Rawls' Theory of Social Justice, eds. Gene Blocker and Elizabeth Smith (Ohio University Press, 1980), pp.346-394. 

"Doing the Best One Can," in Values and Morals, eds. Alvin Goldman and Jaegwon Kim (Reidel, 1978), pp. 186-214. 

"The Collective Interpretation of Utilitarian Generalization," Philosophical Studies, Vol. 34 (August, 1978), pp. 207-211. 

"David Lewis' Semantics for Deontic Logic," Mind, Vol. LXXXVI (April, 1977) pp. 242-248. 

"Dated Rightness and Moral Imperfection," The Philosophical Review, Vol. LXXXV (October, 1976), pp. 449-487. 

"David Lyons on Utilitarian Generalization," Philosophical Studies, Vol. 26 (October, 1974), pp. 77-94.