Some Main Papers

Hume, Justice and Sympathy: A Reversal of the Natural Order?” Diametros 44 (June 2015) pp.110-139

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“On a supposed contradiction in Hume” in Philosophy, Vol.82, October 2007

“Response to W.Kaufman’s “On a Purported Error about the Doctrine of Double Effect: a Reply to Sophie Botros”” in Philosophy, Vol.76 no.296, April 2001, pp 304-311

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“An Error about the Doctrine of Double Effect” in Philosophy, Vol. 74, No. 287, Cambridge University Press, January 1999, pp. 71-83


“Acts, Omissions and Keeping Patients Alive in a Persistent Vegetative State” in Philosophy and Technology, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement:38, ed. Roger Fellows, Cambridge University Press 1995, pp 99-121

“Rights and the four principles” in Principles of Health Care Ethics, ed. by R, Gillon, Wiley: New York, 1994, pp 231-241

“What’s wrong with rights?” Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ed. Bewley & Ward, Royal College of Obstetrics Press, 1994, pp 90-97

“Ethics in medical research: uncovering the conflicting approaches”, in Manual for Research Ethics Committees, compiled and edited by C. Foster, Sanofi Winthrop and King’s College, London, 1992

“Equipoise, Consent and the Ethics of Randomized Clinical Trials” Ethics and Law in Health Care and Research, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England, 1990, pp.9-24. Full Text (PDF, repaginated)

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“Abortion, Embryo Research and Foetal Transplantation: Their Moral Interrelationships” in Medicine, Medical Ethics and the Value of Life, ed. Peter Byrne, John Wiley, 1989, pp.47-79

“Precarious Virtue”: Review Article of M. Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness, Phronesis, Vol.XXXII, No. 1, Vangorcum-Assen-Netherlands, 1987, pp.101-131

“Freedom, Causality, Fatalism and Early Stoic Philosophy”: Phronesis, Vol.XXX, No. 3, Vangorcum-Assen-Netherlands, December 1985, pp.274-304


“Acceptance and Morality”: Philosophy, Vol.58, No.226, Cambridge University Press, October 1983, pp.433-453



A reply to Dr. Botros’s “Freedom, Causality, Fatalism and Early Stoic Philosophy” is Sharples, R.W., Phronesis, 1986:31, pp 266-279.

W. Kaufman’s reply to her “An Error about the Doctrine of Double Effect” can be found in Philosophy, Vol. 75, No. 292, pp 283-295

A reply to Dr. Botros’s “Acceptance and Morality” is Downing F. Gerald, “A Stoical submission”, Philosophy, Vol. 61, No. 124, January 1986


Hume’s Morality: Feeling and Fabrication by Rachel Cohon, Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (1): 131-7

The Cautious Jealous Virtue: Hume on Justice, by Annette Baier, Review of Metaphysics (2012) 65 (3): 641-2

Hume’s Morality: Feeling and Fabrication by Rachel Cohon,  Hume Studies, January 2008

Cosmopolitanism by Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Guardian, 26 August 2006

The Secrets of Happiness by Richard Schoch; Paradise: A History of the Idea that Rules the World by Kevin Rushby, The Guardian, July 2006

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From Morality to Virtue by Michael Slote, Philosophy, Vol. 70, No. 272, Cambridge University Press, April 1995, pp 290-292.

Agency and Necessity by A. Flew and G.Vesey, Philosophical Books, Vol. 29, No.2, Basil Blackwell, April 1988, pp 94-96

Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism by Brad Inwood, in Philosophical Books, Vol. 27, No.3, July 1986, pp 142-144.

The Gentleman In Trollope: Individuality and Conduct, by Shirley Robin Letwin: Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 33, No 133, Basil Blackwell, October 1983, pp 408-409

Main Encyclopaedia and Dictionary Articles

“Faire et Laisser Faire” (Acts/ Omissions) in Dictionnaire de Philosophie Morale, Presse Universitaires de France, 1995.

“Consentement Informe” (Informed consent) in Dictionnaire de Philosophie Morale, Presse Universitaires de France, 1995.