AProf Simon Keller
School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations
Phone: 04 463 9638
Location: Room 720, Murphy Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
PHIL 262 - Contemporary Political Philosophy
PHIL 325 - Metaphysics
POLS 262 - Contemporary Political Philosophy
BA (Hons) BSc Monash
MA PhD Princeton
Simon Keller works on various topics in ethics, political philosophy and metaphysics. He lived in Wellington as a child, and has since lived in Melbourne, then the US, then Melbourne again, and now back to Wellington. He spent five years working in the Philosophy department at Boston University and two years at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at University of Melbourne. During his time in Boston, he also held a faculty fellowship at the Center for Ethics at Harvard University and taught in Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a fan of New Zealand’s runners, Australia’s cricketers, and whoever wins the rugby. More information can be found on Simon's website.
Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics.
PHIL 262: Moral and Political Philosophy
PHIL 320: Metaphysics
PHIL 404: Value Theory
The Limits of Loyalty (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
- ‘Welfare as Success,’Nous 4:34 (2009): 656-683.
- ‘Virtue Ethics is Self-Effacing,’ Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85:2 (2007): 221-232.
- ‘Four Theories of Filial Duty’, Philosophical Quarterly 56:223 (2006): 254-274.
- ‘Patriotism as Bad Faith’, Ethics 115:3 (2005): 563-592.
- ‘Friendship and Belief’, Philosophical Papers 33:3 (2004): 329-351.
- ‘Welfare and the Achievement of Goals’, Philosophical Studies 121:1 (2004): 27-41.
- ‘Presentism and Truthmaking,’ in Dean Zimmerman (ed.) Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Vol. I (Oxford University Press, 2004) pp. 83-104.
- ‘Expensive Tastes and Distributive Justice’, Social Theory and Practice 28:4 (2002): 529-552.