Crown University Distinguished Professor in Ethics
Contact Information207 West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708
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.
Other topics on which he has worked extensively are rights and human rights, as well as bioethics. Recent publications on the first theme include:
- "Whither and whether with the formative aim thesis," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 52(5) (2019): 1331-1357.
- Review of M. Gilbert, RIGHTS AND DEMANDS (Oxford, 2018). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2019).
Recent publications on the second include:
- "Injustice and inequalities in health," Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (2020).
- "What is adequate understanding?," American Journal of Bioethics 19(5) (2019): 38-40.
But not everything belongs to a theme:
- "Deference and delegation: What is the difference?," Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie 3(2) (2020), forthcoming.
In 2020-21, Sreenivasan is on sabbatical in Oxford, where he is a visiting fellow at All Souls College.
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.
Buchanan, A., and G. Sreenivasan. “Taking international legality seriously: A methodology for human rights.” In Human Rights: Moral or Political?, 211–29, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0013. Full Text
Sreenivasan, G. “Acts, agents, and the definition of virtue.” In Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, 7:251–74, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198808930.003.0013. Full Text
Sreenivasan, G. “The situationist critique of virtue ethics.” In The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics, edited by D. Russell, 290–314. Cambridge University Press, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9780511734786.014. Full Text
Sreenivasan, G. “What is non-ideal theory?” In Transitional Justice, edited by M. Williams and J. Elster, 233–56. NOMOS LI and Oxford, 2012.
Sreenivasan, G. “Why Justice Requires Rationing in Health Care.” In Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0013. Full Text
Sreenivasan, G. “Non-ideal Theory: A Taxonomy with Illustration.” In Global Justice and Bioethics, 135–52, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.003.0006. Full Text
Sreenivasan, G. “Democracy and international law: A peril from the "public"?” In Moral Universalism and Pluralism, edited by H. S. Richardson and M. S. Williams, 240–50. New York University Pres, 2009.
Sreenivasan, G. “Global health and non-ideal justice.” In Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics, edited by P. Singer and A. Viens, 369–75. Cambridge, 2008.
Sreenivasan, G. “In defense of the hybrid theory.” In Law: Metaphysics, Meaning, and Objectivity, edited by E. Villanueva, 299–307. Rodopi, 2007.
Sreenivasan, Gopal. “Health care and human rights: against the split duty gambit.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 37, no. 4 (August 2016): 343–64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-016-9375-7. Full Text
Sreenivasan, G. “A plea for moral deference.” Etica E Politica 17, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 41–59.
Sreenivasan, G. “A plea for moral deference.” Ethics & Politics 27, no. 2 (2015): 41–59.
Sreenivasan, G. “Justice, Inequality, and Health.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014.
Sreenivasan, G. “A human right to health? Some inconclusive scepticism.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Supplementary Volume), 2012, 239–65.
Sreenivasan, G. “Duties and Their Direction.” Ethics 120, no. 3 (April 2010): 465–94.