David Plunkett

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Philosophy

6035 Thornton Hall
HB 6035
PhD, Philosophy, University of Michigan, 2010
AB, Social Studies, Harvard University, 2004

Selected Publications

“Law, Morality, and Everything Else: General Jurisprudence as a Branch of Metanormative Inquiry”, Ethics. (2017). Vol. 128, No. 1, 37-68. Co-authored with Scott Shapiro.

“Conceptual Truths, Evolution, and Reliability about Authoritative Normativity”, Jurisprudence. (2020). Vol. 11, No. 2, 169-212.

“Anger, Fitting Attitudes, and Srinivasan’s Category of “Affective Injustice””, The Journal of Political Philosophy. (2021). Vol. 29, No. 1, 117-131.

“Normative Roles, Conceptual Variance, and Ardent Realism about Normativity”, Inquiry. (2020) Vol. 63, No. 5, 509-534.

“Reasons Internalism", The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics. (2017). Eds. McPherson and Plunkett. Routledge. 324-339. Co-authored with Errol Lord.

“The Nature and Explanatory Ambitions of Metaethics”, The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics. (2017). Eds. McPherson and Plunkett. Routledge. 1-28. Co-authored with Tristram McPherson.

“Negotiating the Meaning of “Law”: The Metalinguistic Dimension of the Dispute Over Legal Positivism”, Legal Theory. (2016). Vol. 22, No. 3-4, 205-275.

“Justice, Non-Human Animals, and the Methodology of Political Philosophy”, Jurisprudence. (2016). Vol. 7, No. 1, 1-29.

“Conceptual History, Conceptual Ethics, and the Aims of Inquiry: , A Framework for Thinking about the Relevance of the History/Genealogy of Concepts to Normative Inquiry”, Ergo. (2016). Vol. 3, No. 2, 27-64.

“Which Concepts Should We Use?: Metalinguistic Negotiations and The Methodology of Philosophy”, Inquiry. (2015). Vol. 58, Nos. 7-8, 828-874.

“Deliberative Indispensability and Epistemic Justification”, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Vol. 10. (2015). Ed. Shafer-Landau. Oxford. 104-133. Co-authored with Tristram McPherson.

“Non-Consequentialism Demystified”, Philosophers’ Imprint. (2015). Volume 15, 1-28. Co-authored with Howard Nye and John Ku.

“Antipositivist Arguments from Legal Thought and Talk: The Metalinguistic Response”, Pragmatism, Law, and Language. Ed. G. Hubbs and D. Lind. Routledge. 56-75. (2014). Co-authored with Tim Sundell.

“Dworkin’s Interpretivism and The Pragmatics of Legal Disputes”, Legal Theory. Volume 19, 242-281. (2013). Co-authored with Tim Sundell.

“Disagreement and the Semantics of Normative and Evaluative Terms”, Philosophers’ Imprint. Volume 13, 1-37. (2013). Co-authored with Tim Sundell.

“Conceptual Ethics” (I and II), Philosophy Compass. Volume 8, 1091-1011 and 1102-1110.  (2013). Co-authored with Alexis Burgess.

“Legal Positivism and the Moral Aim Thesis”, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. Volume 33, 563-605. (2013).

“The Planning Theory of Law” (I and II), Philosophy Compass. Volume 8, 149–158 and 159-169. (2013).

“A Positivist Route for Explaining How Facts Make Law”, Legal Theory. Volume 18, 139-207. (2012).

“Expressivism, Representation, and the Nature of Conceptual Analysis”, Philosophical Studies. Volume 156, 15-31. (2011).

“On the Relation Between Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics”, Ratio. (2020). Vol. 33, No. 4, 281-294. Co-authored with Alexis Burgess.

“Metalinguistic Negotiation and Speaker Error”, Inquiry. (2021). Vol. 64, No. 1-2, 142-167. Co-authored with Tim Sundell.

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