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David Shoemaker, Tulane University Department of Philosophy

David Shoemaker

On leave from Tulane, and unavailable for students, through 2023. Currently a Professor in the Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University


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.


Faculty Member

Murphy Institute

New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR)

Co-founder and Co-editor, PEA Soup

Personal Website (with links to all papers, syllabi, and NOWAR info)

Academic Interests:

  • Agency and Responsibility (moral and criminal)
  • Personal Identity and Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics/Biomedical Ethics


  • 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):