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Christopher Thomas Cowley

Associate Professor

School Of Philosophy
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168228
Email: christopher.cowley@ucd.ie

Biography

Christopher Cowley studied philosophy in London (BA), Montreal (MA) and Bristol (PhD). He then worked in the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, England (2 years), in the University of East Anglia medical school in Norwich, England (4 years), and has been at the UCD School of Philosophysince 2007.

Publications

Books

Cowley, Christopher (2013) Moral responsibility. London: Routledge. [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2008) Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary Lives. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

Cowley C. (2017) 'Coming to terms with old age and death' In: Scarre G (eds). Palgrave Handbook on the Philosophy of Aging. London: Palgrave. [Details]
Cowley C. (2016) 'Unconditional forgiveness and practical necessity' In: Lewis (eds). The Philosophy of Forgiveness. New York: Vernon Press. [Details]
Cowley C. (2015) 'The agents, acts and attitudes of supererogation' In: Cowley C (eds). Supererogation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Cowley C. (2015) 'What is a philosophy of autobiography?' In: Cowley C (eds). The Philosophy of Autobiography. Chicago: Chicago UP. [Details]
Cowley, Christopher (2012) 'Depression, physician-assisted suicide and the Dutch Chabot case' In: Cowley, Christopher (eds). Reconceiving Medical Ethics. London: Continuum. [Details]
Cowley, Christopher (2012) 'Naming and not naming perpetrators' In: Stan and Nejedly (eds). Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. [Details]
Cowley, Christopher (2012) 'Forgiveness' In: Stan and Nejedly (eds). Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. [Details]

Edited Books

Cowley, C (Ed.). (2015) Supererogation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Cowley C (Ed.). (2015) The Philosophy of Autobiography. Chicago: Chicago University Press. [Details]
Cowley C (Ed.). (2012) Reconceiving Medical Ethics. London UK: Continuum. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Cowley C. (2017) 'Conscientious objection and the duty to refer'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 43 (4). [Details]
Cowley C. (2017) 'Regret, Remorse and the Twilight Perspective'. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, . [Details]
Cowley C. (2017) 'Dementia, identity and the role of friends'. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, . [DOI] [Details]
Cowley C. (2017) 'Encouragement, complicity and rape'. Journal of Criminal Law, 81 (3). [Details]
Cowley C. (2016) 'Thank God I failed: how far does a murder attempt transform the agent?'. Ethical Perspectives, . [Details]
Cowley C. (2016) 'A role for despair in education'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, . [Details]
Cowley C (2016) 'Conscientious objection and the limits of dialogue'. Philosophy and Social Criticism, . [Details]
Cowley C. (2015) 'Conscientious objection and healthcare in the UK: why tribunals are not the answer'. Journal of Medical Ethics, published on-line . [Details]
Cowley C. (2015) 'Review of Blustein, Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, . [Details]
Cowley C (2015) 'A defence of conscientious objection in medicine'. Bioethics, . [Details]
Cowley C (2015) 'Extended joint criminal enterprise in the former Yugoslavia'. Journal of Criminal Law, 79 (4). [Details]
Cowley C. (2015) 'Families, identity and justice'. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 23 (5). [Details]
Cowley C. (2015) 'Treatment-resistant major depressive disorder and assisted dying'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41 (8). [Details]
Cowley, Christopher (2013) 'Euthanasia in psychiatry can never be justified'. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 34 (3). [Details]
Cowley C. (2012) 'Review of Fricke, The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays, in: International Journal of Philosophical Studies'. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, . [Details]
Cowley C; (2011) 'Expertise, wisdom, and moral philosophers'. Bioethics, . [Details]
Cowley C; (2011) 'Ethics, corruption, and the problem of understanding another's wrongdoing'. philosophy and literature, . [Details]
Cowley C; (2011) 'Learning to love'. Philosophical Topics, . [Details]
Cowley C; (2010) 'Why genuine forgiveness must remain elective and unconditional'. Ethical Perspectives, . [Details]
Cowley C. (2010) 'The irreducibility of the personal perspective in ethics'. Etica e Politica, . [Details]
Cowley C; (2010) 'Justifying terminal care by 'retrospective QALYs''. Journal of Medical Ethics, . [Details]
Cowley C. (2009) 'A critique of Nagel's account of agent-reasons'. Philosophical Writings, . [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2008) 'Review of VanHooft, Understanding Virtue Ethics0'. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 16 (4):607-610. [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2008) 'Review of Agich, G., Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age , and Battin, M., Ending Life; Ethics and the Way We Die'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 11 (3):347-351. [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2006) 'Narrative and the Personal in Ethics'. Practical Philosophy, 8 (1). [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2006) 'Suicide is neither rational nor irrational'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 9 (5). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2006) 'Polemic: five proposals for a medical admissions policy'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 32 :491-449. Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2006) 'The last chapter in the story: a place for Aristotle's eudaemonia in the lives of the terminally ill'. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 1 (1). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2006) 'The Role of Perspective in Ethics'. Ethical Perspectives, 13 (1):11-31. Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2005) 'Changing One's Mind in Moral Matters'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 8 (3):277-290. Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2005) 'Why Medical Ethics Should Not be Taught by Philosophers'. Discourse, 5 (1). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2005) ''The dangers of medical ethics'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 31 (12). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2005) ''A New Defence of Williams's Reasons-Internalism''. Philosophical Investigations, 28 (4). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2005) 'A new rejection of moral expertise'. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 8 (3). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2004) 'The Diane Pretty case, and 'Changing one's mind in ethics''. Ethical Perspectives, 14 (4):250-258. Available Online [Details]
Cowley C. (2004) 'Moral necessity and the personal'. Croatian Journal of Philosophy, . [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2003) ''The Conjoined Twins and the Limits of Rationality in Ethics''. Bioethics, 17 (1). Available Online [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2002) 'The Moral Dilemma of Collaboration'. International Journal of Politics and Ethics, 2 (1). [Details]
Cowley C. (2002) 'What good is the study of moral philosophy to undergraduates?'. Learning and Teaching, . [Details]
Cowley, C.; (2001) 'Cultivating Transferable Skills in Philosophy Undergraduates'. Discourse, 1 (1). Available Online [Details]
Cowley C. (2001) 'Moral Dilemmas in Greek Tragedies: a Discussion of Aeschylus¿s Agamemnon and Sophocles¿s Antigone¿'. Etica e Politica, . [Details]
Cowley C. (2000) 'Forgiving the unrepentant'. Etica e Politica, . [Details]
                                                     

Book Reviews

Cowley C (2015) 45. Review of Blustein, Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life. Book Reviews [Details]
Cowley, C (2012) Review of Fricke, The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Cowley, C (2008) Ending Life; Ethics and the Way We Die. Book Reviews [Details]
Cowley, C (2008) Understanding virtue ethics. Book Reviews [Details]
Cowley, C (2008) Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age; an Ethical Framework for Long-Term Care, 2nd edition. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Ethical theory, applied ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of value, broadly construed (political, religious, aesthetic).

     

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   PHIL20550     Philosophy: The Family, Law and Ethics
201700   PHIL30260     Philosophy: Philosophy of Law
201700   PHIL10040     Philosophy: Introduction to Ethics
201700   PHIL30580     Philosophy: Philosophy of Good and Evil