Samuel C. Rickless

Professor of Philosophy

Research

Books

Plato's Forms in Transition: A Reading of the Parmenides
Cambridge University Press, 2007
[CUP Website] [Amazon]

Berkeley's Argument for Idealism
Oxford University Press, 2013
[OUP Website] [Amazon]

Locke
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
[Wiley Website] [Amazon]

Articles

"Locke on Primary and Secondary Qualities"
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (1997)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"The Doctrine of Doing and Allowing"
Philosophical Review (1997)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Socrates' Moral Intellectualism"
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (1998)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"The Semantic Function of Chained Pronouns"
Analysis (1998)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"How Parmenides Saved the Theory of Forms"
Philosophical Review (1998)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Locke on the Freedom to Will"
Locke Newsletter (now Locke Studies) (2000)
[Abstract] [Final Version]

"Miranda, Dickerson, and the Problem of Actual Innocence"
Criminal Justice Ethics (2000)
[Link to Online Version]

"How to Solve Blum's Paradox" (with Dana Kay Nelkin)
Analysis (2001)
[Online Version]

"Religious Arguments and the Duty of Civility"
Public Affairs Quarterly (2001)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Gideon Yaffe's Liberty Worth the Name: Locke on Free Agency"
Locke Studies (2001)
[Final Version]

"Warfield's New Argument for Incompatibilism" (with Dana Kay Nelkin)
Analysis (2002)
[Online Version]

"From the Good Will to the Formula of Universal Law"
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2004)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"The Cartesian Fallacy Fallacy"
Noûs (2005)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Locke's Polemic Against Nativism"
In The Cambridge Companion to Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding (2007)
[Penultimate Version]

"The Coherence of Orthodox Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence"
George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (2005)
[Abstract] [Final Version]

"A Synthetic Approach to Legal Adjudication"
San Diego Law Review (2005)
[Abstract] [Final Version]

"Polygamy and Same-Sex Marriage: A Response to Calhoun"
San Diego Law Review (2005)
[Penultimate Version]

"Binding Arguments and Hidden Variables" (with Jonathan Cohen)
Analysis (2007)
[Online Version]

"Plato's Parmenides"
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2007, revised 2011 and 2015)
[Link]

"Is Locke's Theory of Knowledge Inconsistent?"
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2008)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"The Right to Privacy Unveiled"
San Diego Law Review (2007)
[Abstract] [Final Version]

"Marc Hight's Idea and Ontology: An Essay in Early Modern Metaphysics of Ideas"
Berkeley Studies (2009)
[Link]

"Plato's Definition(s) of Sophistry"
Ancient Philosophy (2010)
[Abstract] [Final Version]

"The Relation Between Anti-Abstractionism and Idealism in Berkeley's Metaphysics"
British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2012)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Should Philosophers Become Public Intellectuals?"
In Global Academe: Engaging Intellectual Discourse (2012)
[Penultimate Version]

"The Moral Status of Enabling Harm"
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2011)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Will and Motivation"
In The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century (2013)
[Penultimate Version]

"Qualities"
In The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy (forthcoming 2017)
[Penultimate Version]

"Why and How to Fill an Unfilled Proposition"
Theoria (2012)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Georges Dicker's Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination"
Berkeley Studies (2012)
[Link]

"Hume's Theory of Pity and Malice"
British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2013)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Where Exactly Does Berkeley Argue for the Existence of God in the Principles?"
History of Philosophy Quarterly (2013)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Locke on Active Power, Freedom, and Moral Agency"
Locke Studies (2013)
[Penultimate Version]

"The Contrast-Insensitivity of Knowledge Ascriptions"
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2014)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Three Cheers for Double Effect" (with Dana Kay Nelkin)
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2014)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Locke's 'Sensitive Knowledge': Knowledge or Assurance?"
Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume 7 (2016)
[Abstract] [Penultimate Version]

"So Close, Yet So Far: Why Solutions to the Closeness Problem for the Doctrine of Double Effect Fall Short" (with Dana Kay Nelkin)
Noûs (2015)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge"
In The Continuum Companion to Berkeley (forthcoming)

"The Relevance of Intention to Criminal Wrongdoing" (with Dana Kay Nelkin)
Criminal Law and Philosophy (2016)
[Abstract] [Online Version]

"Are Locke's Persons Modes or Substances?"
In Locke and Leibniz on Substance and Identity (2015)
[Abstract] [Penultimate Version]

"Critical Appreciation of Jonathan Schaffer's "The Contrast-Sensitivity of Knowledge Ascriptions""
Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (2015)
[Online Version]

"Berkeley's Argument for the Existence of God in the Three Dialogues"
In Berkeley's Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous: A Critical Guide (forthcoming)
[Abstract] [Penultimate Version]

"Locke on Freedom"
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2015)
[Link]

"Degrees of Certainty and Sensitive Knowledge: Reply to Soles"
Locke Studies (2015)
[Penultimate Version]

"A Transcendental Argument for Liberalism"
San Diego Law Review (forthcoming)
[Penultimate Version]

"The Nature, Grounds, and Limits of Berkeley's Argument for Passive Obedience"
Berkeley Studies (forthcoming)
[Penultimate Version]