Online Publications of Steven Luper



Essential Knowledge.  New York:  Addison, Wesley, Longman, Publishers, 2003. (Click here for introduction.)


The Skeptics:  Contemporary Essays.  Aldershot, UK:  Ashgate Publishing, Ashgate Epistemology & Mind Series, 2003.  (Click here for table of contents, here for introductory essay, or here for bibliography.)

  A Guide to Ethics.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 2001.  (Click here for table of contents. Click here for Chapter 3: Cultural Relativism.  Click here for Chapter 5:  Hedonism.  Click here for Chapter 7:  Ethical Egoism.  Click here for Chapter 8:  Utilitarianism.)
  Existing:  An Introduction to Existential Thought.  New York:  McGraw-Hill and Mayfield Press, 2000.  (Click here for table of contents, and here for introduction.)
  Invulnerability:  On Securing Happiness.  Chicago: Open Court Press, 1996.  (Click here for table of contents.  Click here for Chapter 3:  Optimizing and Adapting.  Click here for Chapter 4:  Becoming Invulnerable.)



"Exhausting Life," The Journal of Ethics. Forthcoming.


"Adaptation," in James Taylor, editor, Death: Metaphysics and Ethics, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


"False Negatives," in T. Black and K. Becker, eds., New Essays on Sensitivity, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.


"Retroactive Harms and Wrongs," in Fred Feldman, Ben Bradley, and Jens Johansson, eds., Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Death, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


"The Easy Argument," Acta Analytica, forthcoming.


"Moore's Missing Principle," Philosophical Papers 36.1 (2007):  151-161.


"Mortal Harm," forthcoming in Philosophical Quarterly, 2007.


Dretske on Knowledge Closure, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84.3 (2006) 379-394. 


"Restorative Rigging and the Safe Indication Account," forthcoming in Synthese.


Past Desires and the Dead, Philosophical Studies 126.3 (2005) 331-345.


"Epistemic Relativism," Philosophical Issues 14, a supplement to Nos, 2004, 271-295.


"Posthumous Harm,"  American Philosophical Quarterly 41.1 (2004) 63-72.


"Indiscernability Skepticism," in Luper, ed., The Skeptics:  Contemporary Essays (Aldershot, UK:  Ashgate Publishing), Ashgate Epistemology & Mind Series, 2003.


"The Epistemic Closure Principle," Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta, Editor, 2002.


"Death," Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta, Editor, 2002.

  "Natural Resources, Gadgets, and Artificial Life,"  Environmental Values  8 (1999).  Also published in Environmental Justice, Papers from the Melbourne Conference (University of Melbourne, 1998).  Also available here
  "The Environment and International Justice," in J. Palmer and D. Cooper, eds., Just Environments (London:  Routledge, 1995).
  "Justice and Natural Resources," Environmental Values 1 (1992) 47-64.
  "The Absurdity of Life," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (1992) 1-17.
  "The Anatomy of Aggression," American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (1990) 213-224.
  "Arbitrary Reasons," G. Ross and M. Roth, eds., Doubting:   Contemporary Perspectives on Skepticism  (Dordrecht:  Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990).
  "The Knower, Inside and Out," Synthese 74 (1988) 349-367.
  "Doxastic Skepticism," The Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (1987) 529-538.
  "Annihilation," The Philosophical Quarterly 37 (1985) 233-252.   Reprinted in David Benatar, ed., Life, Death and Meaning (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), in John M. Fischer, ed., The Metaphysics of Death (Stanford:   Stanford University Press, 1993), and in Steven Luper and Curtis Brown, eds., The Moral Life (Fort Worth:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1991).
  "The Causal Indicator Analysis of Knowledge," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (1987) 563-589.
  "Competing for the Good Life," American Philosophical Quarterly 23 (1986) 167-179.
  "The Reliabilist Theory of Rational Belief," The Monist 68 (1985) 203-226.
  "What Skeptics Don't Know Refutes Them," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 65 (1985) 86-97.
  "The Epistemic Predicament:  Knowledge, Nozickian Track, and Skepticism," The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (1984) 26-50.

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