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Dr. Benjamin Matheson

Dr. Benjamin Matheson

Humboldt fellow

Short Bio/Kurzbiographie:

I am a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow based in LMU, Munich. From
1st April 2020 until 31st July 2020 I will be visiting the Madrid
Institute of Advanced Studies where I will be a François Chevalier
Fellow. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Practical Philosophy
at Stockholm University with the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War
and Peace. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Practical
Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg with the Gothenburg
Responsibility Project. I completed my PhD in 2014 at the University of
Manchester, under the supervision of Prof. Helen Beebee.

Area of Specialization/Area of Competence

Area of Specialization/Spezialisierungsbereich:

Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Action, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Religion

Area of Competence/Kompetenzbereich:

Epistemology, Philosophy of Emotions, Philosophy of Mind, Social and Political Philosophy


Under Contract. Honouring and Admiring the Immoral: An Ethical Guide
(with Alfred Archer) Routledge: New York.
2017. Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife (with Yujin Nagasawa). Palgrave
Macmillan, London.

Forthcoming. ‘Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power’ (with Alfred
Archer, Amanda Cawston, Machteld Gueskens). Perspectives on Politics
2019. ‘Manipulators and Moral Standing’, Philosophia, 47:1197–1214
2019. ‘When Artists Fall: Honoring and Admiring the Immoral’ (with
Alfred Archer) Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 5, 2:
2019. ‘Admiration and Education: What Should We Do with Immoral
Intellectuals?” (with Alfred Archer) Ethical Perspectives, 26, 1: 5-32
2019. ‘Shame and the Sports Fan’ (with Alfred Archer) at Journal of the
Philosophy of Sport, 46: 208-223
2019. ‘Towards a Structural Ownership Condition on Moral Responsibility’
Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 4: 458-480
2018. ‘Is Blameworthiness Forever?’ (with Andrew Khoury) Journal of the
American Philosophical Association, 4, 2: 204: 224
2018. ‘Tracing and Heavenly Freedom’ International Journal for
Philosophy of Religion, 84: 57–69
2018. ‘The Threat from Manipulation Arguments” American Philosophical
Quarterly, 55, 1: 37-50
2017. ‘Alternative Possibilities, Volitional Necessities, and Character
Setting’, Disputatio, 9, 45: 287–307
2017. ‘More Than a Feeling: The Communicative Function of Regret’.
International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 25, 5: 664-681
2017. ‘Practical Identity’ in Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife (eds.
Matheson, B. & Nagasawa, Y.). Palgrave Macmillan, London: 391-411
2016. ‘In Defence of the Four-Case Argument’, Philosophical Studies,
173, 7: 1963-1982
2014. ‘Compatibilism and Personal Identity’, Philosophical Studies, 170,
2: 317-334
2014. ‘Escaping Heaven’, International Journal for Philosophy of
Religion, 75, 3: 197-206




"The Case for Non-Moral Blame" (with Per-Erik Milam), 2020 Arizona
Workshop in Normative Ethics, University of Arizona


“Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism” (with Alfred Archer), Society
of Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Cardiff
“Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism” (with Alfred Archer), 6th
Annual Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of
Apologies for Atrocities” Society for Applied Philosophy Session,
Pacific APA 2019
“Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism” (with Alfred Archer), Honour
and Admiration After War and Conflict, Stockholm University


"Admiration Over Time" (with Alfred Archer) Sixth Annual OZSW
Conference, University of Twente*
"Admiration and Education: What Should we do with Immoral
Intellectuals?" (with Alfred Archer) Shaping Ethics in Academia and
Society (SEAS 2018), Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
"Apologising for Atrocities", Apology and Compensation Workshop,
Stockholm University
“When Artists Fall: On Admiring the Immoral” (with Alfred Archer),
European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2018, Slovenia
“Admiration Over Time”, Stockholm June Workshop in Philosophy,
Stockholm University
“Is Blameworthiness Forever?” (with Andrew Khoury) American
Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting 2018