This is not a complete list of my publications, just those that are available online as pdf files. For the complete list, see my CV. Those available here are mostly penultimate drafts. For the definitive versions, please consult the relevant publications. My books have their own webpages, which you can access here.

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"Review of Michael Tomasello's A Natural History of Human Morality," Utilitas 31 (2019): 207-211.

"Moral and epistemic normativity: The guilty and the innocent," in C. Cowie & R. Rowland (eds.), Companions in Guilt Arguments in Metaethics (Routledge, 2019): 53-72.

"Fictionalism: Morality and metaphor," in F. Kroon & B. Armour-Garb (eds.), Fictionalism in Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2019): 103-121.

"The denial of moral knowledge," in M. Timmons, K. Jones, & A. Zimmerman (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Moral Epistemology (Routledge, 2019): 289-303.

"Moral fictionalism: How to have your cake and eat it too," in R. Garner & R. Joyce (eds.), The End of Morality: Taking Moral Abolitionism Seriously (Routledge, 2019): 150-165.

"Arguments from moral disagreement to moral skepticism," in D. Machuca (ed.), Moral Skepticism (Routledge, 2018): 141-162.

"Moral skepticism," in D. Machuca & B. Reed (eds.), Skepticism: Antiquity to the Present (Bloomsbury, 2018): 714-726.

"Fictionalism in metaethics," in D. Plunkett & T. McPherson (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Metaethics (Routledge, 2017): 72-86.

"Human morality: From an empirical puzzle to a metaethical puzzle," in M. Ruse & R. Richards (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017): 101-113.

"Morality: The evolution of a myth." Introduction to R. Joyce, Essays in Moral Skepticism (Oxford University Press, 2016).

"Reply to 'On the validity of a simple argument for moral error theory,'" International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (2016): 518-522.

"Reply: Confessions of a modest debunker," in U. Leibowitz & N. Sinclair (eds.), Explanation in Mathematics and Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016): 124-145.

Evolution and moral naturalism,” in K. Clark (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism (2016): 369-385.

Evolution, truth-tracking, and moral skepticism,” in R. Joyce, Essays in Moral Skepticism (Oxford University Press, 2016): 142-158.

Review of Kaebnick & Murray (eds.), Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature,” Quarterly Review of Biology 89 (2014).

"Normality and normativity." Poster presented at the 12th World Congress of Bioethics (Mexico City, 2014). [huge pdf format]

"Review of Kieran Setiya's Knowing Right from Wrong," The International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 5 (2014).

"Taking moral skepticism seriously: Symposium contribution on David Enoch's Taking Morality Seriously," Philosophical Studies 168 (2014): 843-851 .

Profiles in evolutionary moral psychology: Richard Joyce.” Interview for Evolution: This View of Life (2014).

"The origins of moral judgment," Behaviour 151 (2014): 261-278.
[Reprinted in F. de Waal et al. (eds.), Evolved Morality: The Biology and Philosophy of Human Conscience (Brill, 2014): 125-142.]

"Irrealism and the genealogy of morals," Ratio 26 (2013): 351-372.
[Reprinted in B. Streumer (ed.), Irrealism in Ethics (Wiley Blackwell, 2014): 1-22.]

"Psychological fictionalism, and the threat of fictionalist suicide," Monist 96 (2013): 517-538.

"Review of Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu's Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement," Analysis 73 (2013).

Ethics and evolution,” in H. LaFollette & I. Persson (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory, 2nd edition (Blackwell, 2013): 123-147.

Altruism and biology,” International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell: 2013).

Error theory,International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell: 2013).

Nihilism,” International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell: 2013).

The evolutionary debunking of morality,” in J. Feinberg & R. Shafer-Landau (eds.), Reason and Responsibility, 15th edition (Cengage, 2013): 527-534.

The many moral nativisms,” in K. Sterelny, R. Joyce, B. Calcott, & B. Fraser (eds.), Cooperation and its Evolution (MIT Press, 2013): 549-572.

"Review of David Enoch's Taking Morality Seriously," Ethics 123 (2013).

Ethics after Darwin,” Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought, M. Ruse (ed.), (Cambridge University Press: 2013): 461-467.

Enough with the errors! A final reply to Finlay,” unpublished (2012).

Metaethical pluralism: How both moral naturalism and moral skepticism may be permissible positions,” in S. Nuccetelli and G. Seay (eds.), Ethical Naturalism: Current Debates (Cambridge University Press, 2012): 89-109.

The error in ‘The error in the error theory’,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (2011): 519-534.

The accidental error theorist,” in R. Shafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 6 (Oxford University Press, 2011): 153-180.

Review essay: Mark Kalderon’s Moral Fictionalism,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 (2011): 161-173.

Moral fictionalism: When falsehoods are too useful to throw out.” Philosophy Now 82 (2011).

Expressivism, motivation internalism, and Hume,” in C. Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010): 30-56.

Review of Frans de Waal’s Primates and Philosophers,” Quarterly Review of Biology 85 (2010).

Patterns of objectification,” in R. Joyce & S. Kirchin (eds.), A World Without Values: Essays on John Mackie’s Moral Error Theory (Springer Press, 2010): 35-53.

Introduction” to A World Without Values: Essays on John Mackie’s Moral Error Theory, R. Joyce & S. Kirchin (eds.), Springer Press, 2010.

Is moral projectivism empirically tractable?Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (2009): 53-75.

Moral relativists gone wild: Review of Jesse Prinz’s The Emotional Construction of Morals," Mind 118 (2009).

The Skeptick’s Tale: Symposium contribution on Michael Huemer’s Ethical Intuitionism,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (2009).

Symposium on The Evolution of Morality: precis and reply to critics (Stephen Stich, Jesse Prinz, Peter Carruthers & Scott James), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 77 (2008): 213-267.

What neuroscience can (and cannot) contribute to metaethics,” in W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), Moral Psychology Volume 3: The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development (MIT Press, 2008): 371-394.

Response to Nichols and Katz,” in W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), Moral Psychology Volume 3: The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development (MIT Press, 2008): 419-426.

Morality, schmorality,” in P. Bloomfield (ed.), Morality and Self-Interest (Oxford University Press, 2007): 51-75.

Moral anti-realism,” entry for Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2007) (revised: 2015 / 2021).

Introduction (co-written with Simon Kirchin) to Moral Skepticism: 30 Years of Inventing Right and Wrong. Special issue of Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2007), marking the 30 year anniversary of the publication of John Mackie’s Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong.

Is human morality innate?” in P. Carruthers, S. Laurence & S. Stich (eds.), The Innate Mind: Culture and Cognition (Oxford University Press: 2006): 257-279.
[Reprinted in M. Ruse (ed.) Philosophy after Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Princeton University Press, 2009): 452-463.]

Metaethics and the empirical sciences,” Philosophical Explorations special issue 9 (2006): 133-148.

Review of E. Milgram’s Ethics Done Right: Practical Reasoning as a Foundation for Moral Theory,” Philosophical Books 48 (2006).

Review of Neil Levy’s What Makes Us Moral: Crossing the Boundaries of Biology,” Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 7 (2006).

Moral fictionalism,” in M. Kalderon (ed.), Fictionalism in Metaphysics (Oxford University Press, 2005): 287-313.

Why humans judge things to be good: Review of Robert A. Hinde’s Why Good is Good,” Biology and Philosophy 19 (2004).

Review of Gordon Graham’s Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry,” Philosophical Books 45 (2004).

Cultural treasures and slippery slopes,” Public Affairs Quarterly 17 (2003): 1-16.

Review of Paul Bloomfield's Moral Reality,” Mind 112 (2003).

Expressivism and motivation internalism,” Analysis 62 (2002): 336-344.

Theistic ethics and the Euthyphro dilemma,” Journal of Religious Ethics 30 (2002): 49-75.

The moral value of moss: Review of Nicholas Agar’s Life’s Intrinsic Value,” Biology and Philosophy 17 (2002).

Moral realism and teleosemantics,” Biology and Philosophy 16 (2001): 723-731.

The fugitive thought,” Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (2000): 463-478.

Darwinian ethics and error,” Biology and Philosophy 15 (2000): 713-732.
[Reprinted in N. Levy (ed.), Evolutionary Ethics (Ashgate, 2010).]

Rational fear of monsters,” British Journal of Aesthetics 40 (2000): 209-224.

Review of Rush Rhees’ Moral Questions,” Philosophical Books 41 (2000).

Apologizing,” Public Affairs Quarterly 13 (1999): 159-173.

Review of Mary Anne Warren’s Moral Status,” Philosophical Books 40 (1999).

Cartesian memory,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1997): 375-393.

Early stoicism and akrasia,” Phronesis 40 (1995): 315-335.

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