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Pamela Hieronymi

UCLA Department of Philosophy  

321 Dodd Hall / 405 Hilgard Avenue  

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1451   

department phone: 310-825-4641   

Academic Employment

Professor, UCLA Department of Philosophy, July 2011–present
Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Philosophy, July 2007–July 2011
Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Philosophy, July 2000–July 2007

Education

Harvard University, Ph.D., Philosophy, September 1994–November 2000

Princeton University, A.B. Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy, September 1988–June 1992

Publications

“I’ll Bet You Think This Blame Is About You,” Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 5: Essays on Themes from the Work of Gary Watson, Justin Coates and Neal Tognazzini, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

“Reasoning First,” Routledge Handbook of Practical Reasoning, Ruth Chang and Kurt Sylvan, eds. (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).

“Reflection and Responsibility,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 42, no 1 (Winter 2014): 3–41.

forgiveness, blame, reasons...” Interview with Richard Marshall.  3:am magazine, October 25, 2013.

“The Use of Reasons in Thought (and the use of earmarks in arguments),” Ethics 124, no. 1 (October 2013): 114–27.

Don’t Confuse Technology with Teaching,” Chronicle of Higher Education 63, no. 44 (August 13, 2012): A19

Reasons for Action,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (2011): 407–27.

Believing at Will,” Belief and Agency, David Hunter, ed., The Canadian Journal of Philosophy Supplementary Volume 35 (2009): 149–187.

“Of Metaphysics and Motivation: The Appeal of Contractualism,” Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon, ed. R. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011): 101–128.

Making a Difference,” Social Theory and Practice 37, no. 1 (January 2011): 81–94.

The Will as Reason,” Philosophical Perspectives (2009): 201–20.

“Two Kinds of Agency,” Mental Actions, Lucy O’Brien and Matthew Soteriou, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2009): 138–62.

The Reasons of Trust,” The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86, no. 2 (June 2008): 213–36.

Responsibility for Believing,” Synthese 161, no. 3 (April 2008): 357–73.

Sher’s Defense of Blame,” Philosophical Studies 137, no. 1 (January 2008): 19–30.

Rational Capacity as a Condition on Blame,” Philosophical Books 48, no. 1 (April 2007): 109–123.

Controlling Attitudes,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87, no. 1 (March 2006): 45–74.

“Forgiveness,” Donald Borchert, ed. Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition. (Detroit: Macmillan, 2006): 697–98.

The Wrong Kind of Reason,” The Journal of Philosophy 102, no. 9 (September 2005): 437–57.

The Force and Fairness of Blame,” Philosophical Perspectives 18, no. 1 (2004): 115–48.

Articulating an Uncompromising Forgiveness,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62, no. 3 (May 2001): 529–55.

Interviews, Panels, and Podcasts

The New Golden Age of Television,” interview by Josh Landy and Ken Taylor, Philosophy Talk, September 30, 2018.

Q&A: Professor discusses involvement in philosophical aspects of ‘The Good Place’,” interview by Olivia Mazzucato, Daily Bruin, September 17, 2018.

Panelist, Is Artificial Intelligence Something to Be Feared or Embraced?, Women and Philanthropy at UCLA, April 24, 2018.

Purdom, Gwendolyn, “4 Philosophy Professors Weigh In on Why The Good Place Is So Forking Funny—and Important,” Popsugar, April 6, 2018.

Philosophy of Action,” interview by Istvan Zoltan Zardai, Philosophy of Action (blog), February 17, 2018.

Chris Quintana, “Meet the Philosophers Who Give ‘The Good Place’ Its Scholarly Bona Fides,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 6, 2018.

Freedom, Blame, and Resentment,” interview by John Perry and Ken Taylor, Philosophy Talk, October 19, 2014,

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, ACLS, September 2011–June 2012

Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, September 2011–June 2012

Assistant Professor Career Development Grant, UCLA, March–June 2006

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty, American Council of Learned Societies, July 2003–May 2004

Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities, May–June 2003

Carrier Prize, Harvard University Department of Philosophy, July 2001

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, June 1999–June 2000

Eliot Fellowship, Graduate Society of Fellows, September 1999–June 2000 (declined)

Francis Bowen Prize, Harvard University Department of Philosophy, June 1999

Eugene Beard Graduate Fellowship, Harvard Center for Ethics and the Professions, September 1998–June 1999

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, September 1994–June 1998

Class of 1869 Prize in Ethics, Princeton University Department of Philosophy, June 1992

Alexander Guthrie McCosh Prize, Princeton University Department of Philosophy, June 1992

Presentations

“Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals,” GRIN, Montreal (by videoconference), September 2018.

“The Ethical Challenge,” Taking Responsibility and Holding Responsible, Center for the Study of Mind and Nature, University of Oslo, August 2018.

“I’ll Bet You Think This Blame Is About You,” SUNY Buffalo, May 2018

    Notre Dame University, April 2018

“Reasoning First,” Conference on Inference and Reasoning, UNC, Chapel Hill, March 2018

    Ethics of Belief Workshop, Harvard University, February 2018

    The Nature of Belief, UC Santa Barbara, February 2018

“I’ll Bet You Think This Blame Is About You” (keynote), UCR Graduate Conference, January 2018

“Four Thoughts for the Neuroscience of Decision Making” International Conference on Free Will, Sigtuna, June 2017

“Standpoints and Freedom,” Oxford/Toronto/UCLA Workshop, Toronto, June 2017

“I’ll Bet You Think This Blame Is About You,” Miami of Ohio, Department of Philosophy, April 2017

    University of Texas, Austin, Department of Philosophy, April 2017

    College of William and Mary, Department of Philosophy, March 2017

    University of Southern California School of Philosophy, March 2017

“Reasoning First,” Rice University, Department of Philosophy, February 2017

“I’ll Bet You Think This Blame Is About You,” UC, Irvine, Department of Philosophy, January 2017

“Standpoints and Freedom,” Professor Procrastinate Workshop, Princeton, January 2017

“I’ll Bet You Think This Blame Is About You,” University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy, December 2016

    UCLA Legal Theory Workshop, November 2016

   Gary Watson Conference, New Orleans, November 2016

    Harvard University, Department of Philosophy, September 2016

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” CSU San Bernardino, Department of Philosophy, June 2016

“Standpoints and Freedom,” Northwestern Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (keynote), Northwestern University, May 2016

“Strawson’s Descriptive Metaphysics of Morals and some upshots,” Celebration of T. M. Scanlon, Harvard University, April 2016

“The Embodiment of Agency,” University of California, Berkeley, April 2016

“Standpoints and Freedom,” University of California, Berkeley, April 2016

    St. Louis Graduate Student Conference (keynote), February 2016

    Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, January 2016

“The Embodiment of Agency,” University of California, Los Angeles, September 2015

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” Union College, September 2015

“The Embodiment of Agency,” Radboud University, Nijmegen, June 2015.

   Deliberation, Interpretation, and Confabulation (keynote), Free University of Amsterdam, June 2015

    St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (keynote), St. Louis, May 2015

    University of South Carolina, April 2015

Comments on Phillip Pettit’s “The Birth of Ethics,” Tanner Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, April 2015

“The Embodiment of Agency,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 2015

    Texas Tech University, February 2015

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” Texas Tech University, February 2015

“The Embodiment of Agency,” University of Oklahoma, January 2015

“Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals,” University of Southern California, October 2014

    Colgate University, September 2014

“The Embodiment of Agency,” Agency and Alienation, Universität Leipzig, May 2014

“Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals,” MIT, May 2014

    Syracuse University, April 2014

    New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics, Tulane University, March 2014

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” Princeton University, February 2014

    Philosophy Today, University of Alabama, February 2014

“Reflection and Responsibility,” University of Alabama, February 2014

“Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals,” Ethicists Network, Princeton University, October 2013

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” Belief, Experience & Mental Action, Barcelona, June ‘13

“Reflection and Responsibility,” Agency and Legal/Moral Responsibility, Antwerp, June 2013

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” Law and Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago, May 2013

        University of Virginia, Department of Philosophy, April 2013

        UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Philosophy, February 2013

“Reasons for Us,” New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics, New Orleans, March 2013

“The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” Tennessee Valley Value and Agency Conference (keynote), University of Tennessee, November, 2012

“Comments on Hare,” Ethicists Network, Princeton University, October 2012

“Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals” 50th Anniversary of P. F. Strawson’s “Freedom and Resentment,” College of William and Mary, September 2012

“Freedom, Blame, and Resentment,” Philosophy Talk, May 2012

“Comments on Tiberius,” Ethicists Network, Princeton University, May 2012

“Reflection and Responsibility,”  Brandeis University, Conference, April 2012

“Believing at Will,” NYU Philosophy Department, April 2012

“Reflection and Responsibility,” Aims and Norms: Action, Belief and Emotion, University of Southampton, March 2012

Stanford University, February 2012

University of Southern California, November 2011

      Northwestern University, November 2011

“Contractualism,” Foundations of Morality, Wuhan University, October 2011

“Reflection and Responsibility,” Practical Reasoning: Ancient and Modern Conceptions, Stanford, October 2011       

Colloquium in Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy, NYU Law, September 2011

Oxford University, June 2011

“Reasons for Action,” 132nd Session of the Aristotelian Society, University College London, June 2011

“Control of the Mind,” Templeton Foundation, May 2011

“Believing at Will,” California State University, Chico, April 2011

University of Miami, March 2011

“Reasons for Action,” University of Miami, March 2011

“Believing at Will,” California State University, Northridge, November 2010

Belief and Agency, Ryerson University, Toronto, October 2010

“Reflection and Responsibility,” University of Toronto, October 2010

Conference on John McDowell: Ethics and Moral Psychology, Sydney, July 2010

“Reasons for Action,” Reasons and Belief Desire Psychology—Under Review, University of Sydney, July 2010

“Reflection and Responsibility,” Values and Valuing, OSU-University of Iceland Conference, Reykjavík, June 2010

Self-Knowledge and Rational Agency, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, Oslo, June 2010

“Reasons for Action,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Philosophy, April 2010

Texas A&M University Department of Philosophy, April 2010

Acting for a Reason, University of Texas, Austin, February 2010

“Responsible Activity and the Mind,” UCLA/USC Graduate Student Conference, February 2010

“Of Metaethics and Motivation: The Appeal of Contractualism,” Constructivism, UC Riverside, February 2010

“Responsible Activity and the Mind,” University of California, Davis Department of Philosophy, February 2010

Invited Session, APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2009

University of Washington Department of Philosophy and Graduate Student Conference, November 2009

“Of Metaethics and Motivation,” Southern California Philosophy Conference, Pomona College, November 2009

“The Reasons of Trust,” Forry and Micken Lecture, Amherst College, October 2009

“Responsibility and Mental Agency,” Social Ethics and Normative Theory Workshop, Stanford University, April 2009

University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy, March 2009

Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy, February 2009

University of California, Riverside Department of Philosophy, January 2009

Yale University Department of Philosophy, May 2008

“Forgiveness,” Joint Bioethics Colloquium, National Institute of Health, February 2009

“Of Metaethics and Motivation,” Arizona State University Department of Philosophy, October 2008

University of Western Ontario Department of Philosophy, October 2008

Princeton University Department of Philosophy, October 2008

“The Appeal of Contractualism,” Evaluating Agents, OSU-Maribor-Rijeka Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2008

“Two Kinds of Agency,” Epistemic Agency, University of Geneva, April 2008

University of Konstanz Department of Philosophy, April 2008

University of British Columbia, Department of Philosophy, January 2008

University of Pennsylvania Department of Philosophy, November 2007

Practical Reason, SPAWN Conference, University of Syracuse, July 2007

Oxford University Faculty of Philosophy, April 2007

University of Georgia Department of Philosophy, February 2007

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Philosophy, January 2007

“On Broome’s ‘Responding to Reasons,” Reason and Value, The Fourth Stephen Humphrey Excellence in Philosophy Conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara, February 2008.

“Sher on Blame,” Author Meets Critic, APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2007

“Moser on Forgiveness,” Society of Christian Philosophers Session, APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2007

“Comment on Ethical Theory,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2006

“Mental Agency,” Agency and Action, Wake Forest, NC, September 2006

Regulating Attitudes with Reasons, OSU-Maribor-Rijeka Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 2006

“The Will as Reason,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2005

California State University, Los Angeles Department of Philosophy, November 2005

Northwest Philosophy Conference, October 2005

“The Wrong Kind of Reason,” Princeton University Department of Philosophy, October 2005

“Reasons, Actions, and Attitudes,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2005

University of Michigan Department of Philosophy, February 2005

“Extrinsic Reasons, Alienation, and Moral Philosophy,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2005

“Justification and Alienation,” Boalt Hall, School of Law, UC Berkeley, December 2004

“The Fairness of Blame,” University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Philosophy, April 2004

Workshop on Moral Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, April 2004

APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2004

“Trust and Regret: Reply to Hinchman,” Trust, UC Riverside, February 2004

“Comments on ‘Belief and Salvation’” Southern California Philosophy Conference, Riverside, October 2003

“Attempting Virtue,” UC Riverside Department of Philosophy, April 2003

“The Possibility of External Freedom: Reply to Uleman,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2003

“Controlling Attitudes,” Autonomy Workshop, UC Riverside, December 2002

Southern California Philosophy Conference, UC Irvine, October 2002

Princeton University Department of Philosophy, April 2002

“Harm: Reply to Hanser,” Southern California Philosophy Conference, UC Irvine, October 2001

“Promising: Reply to Macleod,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2001

“Self-Defeating Reasons: Trust,” NYU Department of Philosophy, February 2000

UCLA Department of Philosophy, February 2000

University College London Department of Philosophy, February 2000

University of Pittsburg Department of Philosophy, January 2000

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Philosophy, January 2000

Barnard College and Columbia University Department of Philosophy, January 2000

“Responsibility,” The Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University, May 1999

Upcoming Presentations

“TBD,” Florida State University, February 2019

    University of Miami, March 2019

    (keynote) New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, Tulane, November 2019

Works in Progress

  Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals (under review)

Minds that Matter,  chapters in progress include:

       “Introduction”
        “The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility”

        “Standpoints and Freedom”

        “The Underlying Problem”

        “Single-standpoint and Real-Self Compatibilism”

        “Control”

        “The Embodiment of Agency”

        “The Ethical Challenge”

        “The Force of Moral Truth”

        “Moral Standards”

        “All that Matters”

        “Conclusion”

“Extrinsic Reasons, Alienation, and Moral Philosophy”

Service

University

Privately Endowed Fellowship Review Committee, Fall 2017

Dean’s ad hoc committee for the Humanities, Winter 2013–2014

Faculty Executive Committee, September 2010–June 2011, June 2012–June 2014

Representative to the Legislative Assembly, July 2010–June 2011

Task Force on the Humanities (ad hoc committee formed by the Executive Vice Chancellor in response to the budget crisis), November 2009–January 2010

Departmental

Undergraduate Advisor, 2018–2019

Coordinator, Ethics Workshop, 2001–present (except when on research leave)

Summer School Coordinator, Summer 2016 and Summer 2017

Search Committee, 2016-2017, 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001

Director of Placement, July 2012–July 2016

Director of Graduate Studies, January 2007–August 2010

Colloquium Coordinator, 2001–2004

Graduate Admissions Committee, 2003

Professional

Editorial Board: Mind

Journal Referee:  The Australasian Journal of Philosophy,  The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Dialectia, Ethics, The European Journal of Philosophy, The Journal of the American Philosophical Association, The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Mind, Noûs, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosopher’s Imprint, Philosophical Papers, The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy Compass, Social Theory and Practice.

Reviewer, American Council of Learned Societies

Book Reviewer: Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press

External Reviewer in personnel cases

Consultation for screenwriters

Courses Taught

Professor, UCLA

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Moral Demand and Moral Failure, Fall 2016

Philosophy 153a, Normative Ethics: Moral Demand and Moral Failure, Fall 2016

Philosophy 244: Topics in Value Theory: Rationality and Action, Spring 2016

Philosophy 200C: First Year Seminar (Philosophy of Language, with David Kaplan), Spring 2015, Spring 2016

Philosophy 22w, Introduction to Ethical Theory (Writing Intensive), Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Winter 2016, Winter 2017

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Reasons and Agency, Part Two, Fall 2014

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Reasons and Agency, Part One, Spring 2014

Philosophy 200B: First Year Seminar (Philosophy of Language, with David Kaplan), Winter 2014

Philosophy 154b, Moral Responsibility and Free Will, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Winter 2015

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Responsibility, Naturalism, and P. F. Strawson, Fall 2012

Associate Professor, UCLA

Philosophy 154b, Moral Responsibility and Free Will, Spring 2011, Winter 2011, Winter 2009, Fall 2007

Philosophy 22w, Introduction to Ethical Theory (Writing Intensive), Winter 2011, Winter 2010, Winter 2008

Philosophy 275, Human Action: Knowledge and Control, Reasons and Causes, Fall 2010

Philosophy 153b, Topics in Ethical Theory: 20th Century Ethics, Spring 2010

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Awareness and Responsibility, Fall 2009

Philosophy 275, Human Action: Bratman and Thompson, Spring 2009

Philosophy 248: Problems in Moral Philosophy: Permissibility and Blame in Scanlon, Fall 2007

Assistant Professor, UCLA

Philosophy 153b, Topics in Ethical Theory: 20th Century Ethics, Spring 2007, Fall 2004, Winter 2003

Philosophy 200, First Year Graduate Seminar, Spring 2007, Winter 2003

Philosophy 275, Human Action, Winter 2007, Spring 2005

Philosophy 154b, Moral Responsibility and Free Will, Fall 2006, Fall 2005

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Responsibility for Attitudes, Winter 2006

Philosophy 154, Rationality and Value, Winter 2005

Philosophy 22, Introduction to Ethical Theory, Fall 2004, Spring 2001

Philosophy 199, Individual Study (Undergraduate), Spring 2004, Spring 2003, Winter 2001

Philosophy 153b, Topics in Ethical Theory: Responsibility, Fall 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Fall 2000

Philosophy 154, Topics in Value Theory: Relativism, Spring 2002

Philosophy 22w, Introduction to Ethical Theory (Writing Intensive), Winter 2002

Philosophy 248, Problems in Moral Philosophy: Control and Responsibility (Graduate Seminar), Fall 2001

Philosophy 246, Topics in Ethical Theory: What We Owe to Each Other (Graduate Seminar), Winter 2001

Tutorial Instructor, Harvard University

Moral Responsibility, Spring 1999

Practical Reasoning, Spring 1999

Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

Equality and Democracy, Professor T. M. Scanlon, Fall 1997

Self, Freedom and Existence (Moral Reasoning 56), Professor Richard Moran, Fall 1996

Graduate Supervision

As Dissertation Chair

Gregory Antill (Ph.D. 2016)

Aaron Mead (Ph.D. 2015)

Rachel Johnson (Ph.D. 2013)

David Goldman (Ph.D. 2012)

Jesse Summers (Ph.D. 2011)

Brent Kious (Ph.D. 2009; M.D. 2011)

On the Dissertation Committee

Avery Snelson (UC Riverside)

Christopher Cloos (UC Santa Barbara, Ph.D. 2018)

Rima Basu (University of Southern California, Ph.D. 2018)

Margaret Schmitt (Notre Dame, Ph.D. 2017)

Andrew Jewell (Ph.D. 2015)

Denis Bühler (Ph.D. 2014)

Adam Masters (Ph.D. 2015)

Yannig Luthra (Ph.D. 2014)

Jeff Helmreich (Ph.D. 2013)

Stephen White (Ph.D. 2012)

Manuel Cabrera (Ph.D. 2012)

Benjamin Chan (Ph.D. 2009) 

Matthew Lockard (Ph.D. 2008)

J. Bradley McHose (Ph.D. 2007)

Collin O’Neil (Ph.D. 2007)

Matthew Talbert (UC Riverside, Ph.D. 2006)

David Jensen (Ph.D. 2005)

As an External Reader for the Dissertation

    Anna Hartford (University of Cape Town, Ph.D. 2017)

    Benjamim Wald (University of Toronto, Ph.D. 2016)

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