Gopal Sreenivasan

Gopal Sreenivasan

Crown University Distinguished Professor in Ethics

Contact Information
207 West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3069


Gopal Sreenivasan (Ph.D. 1993, UC Berkeley) joined the Duke faculty in 2008.  His primary research interests are in moral and political philosophy. 

Sreenivasan's book Emotion and virtue (2020) appears in November from Princeton University Press. It makes original contributions in both moral psychology and the theory of virtue.

In addition to these topics, he has worked extensively on rights and human rights, where his recent publications include:

He has also worked extensively in bioethics, where his recent publications include:

In 2020-21, Sreenivasan is on sabbatical in Oxford, where he is a visiting fellow at All Souls College.


"What is courage?"  Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University. 2019.
"Should virtue be taught?"  Character Project Conference, Wake Forest University. 2015.

Paper links on this page connect to page proofs.  For published versions of articles, see my curriculum vitae, although those links may require a subscription.

Sreenivasan, G. “Ethics and Epidemiology: Residual Health Inequalities.” Public Health Ethics 2, no. 3 (November 2009): 244–49. Full Text

Sreenivasan, G. “Disunity of virtue.” Journal of Ethics 13, no. 2–3 (September 1, 2009): 195–212. Full Text

Sreenivasan, G. “Ethics and Epidemiology: The Income Debate.” Public Health Ethics 2, no. 1 (April 2009): 45–52. Full Text

Sreenivasan, G. “Review of D. Estlund, Democratic Authority.” Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 58 (2009): 62–72.

Sreenivasan, G. “Character and consistency: Still more errors.” Mind 117, no. 467 (July 2008): 603–12. Full Text

Sreenivasan, G. “Review of M. Otsuka, Libertarianism without inequality.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74, no. 3 (May 2007): 792–96. Full Text

Sreenivasan, Gopal. “Health care and equality of opportunity.Hastings Cent Rep 37, no. 2 (March 2007): 21–31. Full Text

Sreenivasan, G. “Health and justice in our non-ideal world.” Politics, Philosophy &Amp; Economics 6, no. 2 (January 1, 2007): 218–36. Full Text

Sreenivasan, Gopal, and Solomon R. Benatar. “Challenges for global health in the 21st century: some upstream considerations.Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27, no. 1 (January 2006): 3–11. Full Text

Sreenivasan, G. “Does today's international trade agreement bind tomorrow's citizen?Chicago  Kent Law Review 81 (2006): 119–45.