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Geoffrey Scarre

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Era  Contemporary philosophy
School  Utilitarianism
Region  Western philosophy
Name  Geoffrey Scarre
Main interests  Ethics
Influenced by  John Stuart Mill

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Books  Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteen, After Evil, Mill's 'On Liberty': A Reader's, Logic and Reality in the Philos, Death
Edited works  The Ethics of Archaeol, Appropriating the Past: Philosop, Moral Philosophy and the H

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Geoffrey Scarre is a moral philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of Durham.


His research focuses on a cluster of topics in applied ethics and moral philosophy broadly construed, including evil, the Holocaust, death, forgiveness, courage, the ethics of archaeology, and utilitarianism, with a special interest in the philosophy of John Stuart Mill.

He is the director of the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage.

Published works

  • Utilitarianism (London: Routledge, 1996)
  • After Evil: Responding to Wrongdoing (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)
  • Mill's On Liberty: A Reader's Guide (New York: Continuum, 2007)
  • Death (Stocksfield: Acumen, 2007)
  • On Courage (London: Routledge, 2010)
  • Edited books

  • Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust, with Eve Garrard (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003)
  • The Ethics of Archaeology: Philosophical Perspectives on Archaeological Practice, with Chris Scarre (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)
  • Journal papers

  • "Should we fear death?", European Journal of Philosophy, 5 (1997)
  • "Understanding the moral phenomenology of the Third Reich", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 1 (1998)
  • "Interpreting the categorical imperative", British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 6 (1998)
  • "On caring about one's posthumous reputation", American Philosophical Quarterly, 38 (2001)
  • "Corporal punishment", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 6 (2003)
  • "Archaeology and respect for the dead", Journal of Applied Philosophy, 20 (2003)
  • "Excusing the inexcusable? Moral responsibility and ideologically-motivated wrongdoing", Journal of Social Philosophy, 36 (2005)
  • "Corrective justice and reputation", Journal of Moral Philosophy, 3 (2006)
  • References

    Geoffrey Scarre Wikipedia