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Adam CuretonAdam Cureton

Associate Professor
808 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN  37996-0480

Fax: 865-974-3509
Email: adamcureton@utk.edu
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I serve on Chancellor's Commission on Diversity and Inclusiveness and I am the president of the Society for Philosophy and Disability.

My Ph.D. is from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before that, I earned a B.Phil at Oxford University where I studied as a Rhodes Scholar. I joined the Department in 2011. 

I mainly work in ethics and on Kant, but I also have interests in philosophical issues of disability.

Recent, representative publications

  • ‘Expressing Respect for People with Disabilities in Clinical Practice’ in I. Glenn Cohen, Carmel Shachar, Anita Silvers and Michael Ashley Stein (eds.), Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.
  • ‘Ideals of Respect: Identity, Dignity and Disability’ in Hugh LaFollette (ed.), Ethics in Practice: An Anthology (5th edition), Oxford, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
  • ‘The Limiting Role of Respect’ in Adam Cureton and David Wasserman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
  • ‘Fair Difference of Opportunity’ (with Alexander Kaufman) in Adam Cureton and David Wasserman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
  • ‘Hiding a Disability and Passing as Non-Disabled’ in Adam Cureton and Thomas E. Hill (eds.), Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies and Relationships, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 18-32, 2018.
  • ‘Reasonable Hope in Kant’s Ethics’, Kantian Review, 23(2), 182-203, 2018.
  • ‘Kant on Virtue: Seeking the Ideal in Human Conditions,’ (with Thomas E. Hill) in Nancy Snow, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Virtue, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 263-280, 2018.
  • ‘The Moral Concept of Right as Adjudication’, in Mark Timmons, ed., Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, vol. 7, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 51-72, 2018
  • ‘Respecting the Dignity of Children with Disabilities in Clinical Practice’ (with Anita Silvers), HEC Forum. 29(3), 257-276, 2017.
  • ‘Parents with Disabilities,’ The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics, edited by Leslie Pickering Francis, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 407-427, 2017.
  • ‘Prudence and Responsibility to Self in an Identity Crisis,’ Res Philosophica, 93(2), 815-842, 2016.
  • ‘Kant on Cultivating a Good and Stable Will,’ in Iskra Fileva, ed., Questions of Character, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 63-77, 2016.
  • ‘Unity of Reasons,’ Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 19(4), 877-89, 2016.
  • ‘Offensive Beneficence,’ Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 2(1), 74-90, 2016.
  • ‘Some Advantages to Having a Parent with a Disability,’ Journal of Medical Ethics 42(1), 31-34, 2016.
  • ‘Making Room for Rules,’ Philosophical Studies 172(3), 737-759, 2015.
  • ‘Some Virtues of Disability,’ International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 19(1), 19-35, 2015.
  • ‘Justice and the Crooked Wood of Human Nature,’ in Alexander Kaufman, ed., Distributive Justice and Access to Advantage: Papers in Honor of G.A. Cohen, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 79-94, 2014.
  • ‘Kant on Virtue and the Virtues,’ (with Thomas E. Hill) in Nancy Snow, ed., Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 87-109, 2014.
  • ‘A Contractualist Reading of Kant’s Proof of the Formula of Humanity,’ Kantian Review 18(3), 363-386, 2013.
  • ‘From Self-Respect to Respect for Others,’ Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (94), 166-187, 2013.
  • ‘Solidarity and Social Moral Rules,’ Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15(5), 691-706, 2012.

Edited Books

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, edited with David Wasserman, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
  • Disability in Practice:  Attitudes, Policies and Relationships, edited with Thomas E. Hill, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Disability and Disadvantage:  Re-examining Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy, edited with Kimberley Brownlee, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009

Encyclopedia Entries

  • ‘Disability,’ (with David Wasserman) in Hugh Lafollette, ed., International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming
  • ‘Hypocrisy,’ (with Thomas E. Hill) in Hugh Lafollette, ed., International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming
  • ‘Kant’s Moral Philosophy’, (with Robert Johnson) in Edward N. Zalta, ed., Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016.
  • ‘Ross, W. D.’ in Jon Mandle and David Reidy, eds., Rawls Lexicon, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • ‘Self-interest,’ in Jon Mandle and David Reidy, eds., Rawls Lexicon, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • ‘Constructivism’, in Michael T. Gibbons, Diana Coole, Elisabeth Ellis and Kennan Ferguson, eds., The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • ‘Supererogation,’ (with Thomas E. Hill) in Hugh Lafollette, ed., International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Eva Feder Kittay, Learning from my Daughter: The Value and Care of Disabled Minds, Mind, Forthcoming.
  • Review of Thomas E. Hill, Virtue, Rules and Justice: Kantian Aspirations, Kantian Review, 19(1), 171-176, 2014.

 


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