David Shoemaker, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1996, Philosophy.
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 1993, Philosophy.
B.A., Houghton College, Houghton, New York, 1985, Philosophy.

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy

Faculty Member
Murphy Institute


Newcomb 113

(504) 862-3393

Curriculum Vitae

New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR)

Phil Papers editor, Persons

Co-founder and Co-editor, PEA Soup

Academic Interests:

  • Personal Identity and Ethics
  • Agency and Responsibility
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics/Biomedical Ethics
  • Moral Psychology


  • Responsibility from the Margins (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Knowledge, Nature, and Norms: An Introduction to Philosophy, a text and reader written and edited with Mark Timmons (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2009).
  • Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, (Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press, 2009).
  • Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Vols. 1-3, General Editor (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 2014, 2015; v. 2 co-edited with Neal Tognazzini).

Selected Articles (link to all of David Shoemaker's papers at PhilPapers):

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