Mark Timmons

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Professor of Philosophy






SSCI 226A, TR 9:30-10:45 and by appt

Office Hours: 

Not Teaching, Fall 2014

Timmons joined the Arizona Department in 2004.  He has published widely in ethics, particularly in the areas of metaethics and Kant's ethics.  






 Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1982





Research Interests: 

In addition to his ongoing work on Kant's ethics, Timmons continues to collaborate with Terry Horgan.  A Collection of their essays in metaethics entitled, Moral Twin Earth and Beyond is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.  Their current collaborative work is focused on moral phenomenology. 





Selected Publications: 

  1. "Contrastivism, Relevance Contextualism, and Meta-Skepticism," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, in press.
  2. "Toward a Sentimentalist Deontology", In Moral Psychology, vol. 3, Walter-Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2008.
  3. "What Can Moral Phenomenology Tell Us about Moral Objectivity?" with Terry Horgan. In Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Relativism in Ethics, E.R. Paul, F.D. Miller, and J. Paul (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  4. "Moorean Moral Phenomenology", with Terry Horgan. In Moorean Themes in Epistemology and Ethics, S. Nuccetelli & G. Seay (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2007.
  5. "Ethical Objectivity, Humanly Speaking: Reflection on Putnams' Ethics without Ontology", Contemporary Pragmatism, 2007.
  6. "Cognitivist Expressivism", with Terry Horgan. In Metaethics after Moore, T. Horgan & M. Timmons (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2006.
  7. "The Categorical Imperative and Universalizability." In Kant'sGroundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: New Interpretations, Christoph Horn & Dieter Schonecker (eds.), de Gruyter, 2006.
  8. "Expressivism, Yes! Relativism, No!" with Terry Horgan. In Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. I., R. Shafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2006.
  9. "Moral Phenomenology and Moral Theory" with Terry Horgan. Philosophical Issues 15, 2005.

Areas of Study: 

 Kant's Ethics, Meta-ethics