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Douglas Portmore

2008-2009 CEPA Faculty Fellow

Douglas Portmore is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University and a 2008-2009 Center Faculty Fellow. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His areas of specialization include value theory, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Professor Portmore is a founding member of Pea Soup, a blog dedicated to philosophy, ethics, and academia.


“Are Moral Reasons Morally Overriding?” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (2008).

“Dual-Ranking Act-Consequentialism,” Philosophical Studies 138 (2008).

“Welfare, Achievement, and Self-Sacrifice,” Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy 2 (2007).

“Desire Fulfillment and Posthumous Harm,” American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (2007).

“Consequentializing Moral Theories,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2007).

“Combining Teleological Ethics with Evaluator Relativism: A Promising Result,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2005).

“Position-Relative Consequentialism, Agent-Centered Options, and Supererogation,” Ethics 113 (2003).

“Can an Act-Consequentialist Theory Be Agent-Relative?” American Philosophical Quarterly 38 (2001).

“McNaughton and Rawling on the Agent-Relative/Agent‐Neutral Distinction,” Utilitas 13 (2001).

“Commonsense Morality and Not Being Required to Maximize the Overall Good,” Philosophical Studies 100 (2000).

“Does the Total Principle Have Any Repugnant Implications?” Ratio 12 (1999).

“Can Consequentialism Be Reconciled with Our Common-Sense Moral Intuitions?” Philosophical Studies 91 (1998).