Faculty & Staff

Steve Sverdlik

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University
214-768-3364
sverdlik@smu.edu

curriculum vitae

 

Profile

I work on ethics, action theory, moral psychology and punishment. I have published a book on the deontic significance of motives. I am working on some studies of consequentialism, punishment and responsibility.

 

Publications (Selected)

Motive and Rightness (Oxford University Press, 2011).

"Punishment and Reform," Criminal Law and Philosophy (forthcoming).

"The Origins of 'the Objection,'" History of Philosophy Quarterly 29 (2012): 79-101.

"Kant, Non-Accidentalness, and the Availability of Moral Worth," Journal of Ethics 5 (2001): 293-313.

"Intention, Intentional Action, and Moral Responsibility," with Alfred Mele, Philosophical Studies 82 (1996): 265-87.

"Motive and Rightness," Ethics 106 (1996): 327-49.

"Pure Negligence," American Philosophical Quarterly 30 (1993): 137-49.

"Crime and Moral Luck," American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (1988): 79-86.

 

Awards

Godbey Author's Award
Perrine Prize
Rotunda Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

 

Courses Taught

PHIL 3310: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Free Will and Responsibility
PHIL 3310: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Pleasure and Happiness
PHIL 3363: Aesthetic Experience and Judgment
PHIL 3373: Philosophy of Criminal Law
PHIL 1318: Contemporary Moral Problems