BA Stirling, MA, PhD Sheffield
Department of Philosophy
Head of the Department of Philosophy
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Christopher Bennett is Head of the Department of Philosophy. His interests are in moral, political and legal philosophy. He also has interests in moral psychology and the history of philosophy. He also has interests in moral psychology and the history of philosophy. From 2013-2018 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Philosophy.
- What Is This Thing Called Ethics?. Taylor & Francis.
- The apology ritual: A Philosophical Theory of Punishment. Cambridge Univ Pr.
- What is this thing called Ethics?. Routledge.
- Evaluating voluntary sector involvement in mass incarceration: The case of Samaritan prisoner volunteers. Punishment & Society. View this article in WRRO
- Russell on naturalism and practical reason. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. View this article in WRRO
- Shoemaker on sentiments and quality of will. Criminal Law and Philosophy, 1-12. View this article in WRRO
- The authority of moral oversight : on the legitimacy of criminal law. Legal Theory. View this article in WRRO
- Indirect Communication, Authority, and Proclamation as a Normative Power: Løgstrup's Critique of Kierkegaard. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, 40(1), 147-182. View this article in WRRO
- The category and the office of proclamation with particular reference to Luther and Kierkegaard. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, 40(1), 183-209. View this article in WRRO
- The Alteration Thesis: Forgiveness as a Normative Power. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 46(2), 207-233. View this article in WRRO
- Invisible Punishment is Wrong – But Why? The Normative Basis of Criticism of Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 56(4), 480-499. View this article in WRRO
- Expression, Freedom of Speech and the State. Jurisprudence, 8(2), 360-369. View this article in WRRO
- Considering Murphy on Human Executioners. Criminal Justice Ethics, 36(1), 111-116. View this article in WRRO
- Penal Disenfranchisement. Criminal Law and Philosophy, 10(3), 411-425. View this article in WRRO
- A Review of David Owens' Shaping the Normative Landscape. Jurisprudence, 6(2), 364-370. View this article in WRRO
- What Is The Core Normative Argument for Greater Democracy in Criminal Justice?. The Good Society, 23(1), 41-41. View this article in WRRO
- Morality, Self-Knowledge and Human Suffering: An Essay on the Loss of Confidence in the World, by Josep E. Corbí. New York: Routledge, 2012, 254 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-89069-4 hb $85.00. European Journal of Philosophy, 21, e14-e18.
- Ross London,Crime, punishment and restorative justice: from the margins to the mainstream. Restorative Justice, 1(2), 298-301.
- Vera Bergelson: Victims’ Rights and Victims’ Wrongs. Criminal Law and Philosophy, 6(1), 103-109.
- Review of The Apology Ritual. TEOREMA, 31(2), 84-94.
- Replies to my Commentators. Teorema, 31(2).
- Precis of The Apology Ritual. Teorema, 31(2).
- Making Amends: Atonement in Law, Morality and Politics. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 8(1), 165-167.
- Expressive Punishment and State Authority. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 8(2), 285-318.
- L. Zaibert, Punishment and Retribution. Criminal Law and Philosophy, 4(1), 105-107.
- Review: Margaret Urban Walker: Moral Repair. Mind, 118(469), 215-220.
- A Theory of Political Obligation- By Margaret Gilbert. Philosophical Books, 49(4), 390-392.
- Autonomy and Conjugal Love: A Reply to Golash. Res Publica, 12(2), 191-201.
- Taking the Sincerity Out Of Saying Sorry: Restorative Justice As Ritual. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 23.
- State Denunciation of Crime. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 3.
- On the Right to be Punished: responsibility and the critique of the rehabilitative ideal. Criminal Justice Matters, 60(1), 20-21.
- Punishment. Philosophical Books, 45(4), 324-334.
- Review Article: Forgiveness and the Claims of Retribution. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 1(1), 89-101.
- The Limits of Mercy. Ratio, 17(1).
- The Killing State: Capital Punishment in Law, Politics and Culture. Contemporary Political Theory, 2(2), 255-257.
- Is Amnesty a Collective Act of Forgiveness?. Contemporary Political Theory, 2(1), 67-76.
- Liberalism, Autonomy and Conjugal Love. Res Publica: a journal of legal and social philosophy, 9.
- Personal and Redemptive Forgiveness. European Journal of Philosophy, 11(2).
- The Varieties of Retributive Experience. The Philosophical Quarterly, 52.
- McTaggart on the right to be punished. Hegel Bulletin, 19(1-2), 85-96.
- Howard P Kainz, An Introduction to Hegel: The Stages of Modern Philosophy, Athens: Ohio University Press, 1996, pp xi + 102. Hegel Bulletin, 18(02), 43-45.
- Michael Rosen, On Voluntary Servitude, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996, pp xi + 289. Hegel Bulletin, 18(02), 60-64.
- Communities at Work? The Concept of ‘Community’ in Organisational Analysis. Philosophy of Management, 5(3), 31-41.
- Considering Capital Punishment as a Human Interaction. Criminal Law and Philosophy.
- Excuses, Justifications and the Normativity of Expressive Behaviour. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 32(3), 563-581.
- View this article in WRRO How should we argue for a censure theory of punishment? In du Bois-Pedain A & Bottoms AE (Ed.), Penal Censure : Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory Oxford: Hart Publishing.
- View this article in WRRO Intrusive Intervention and Opacity Respect In Birks D & Douglas T (Ed.), Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- View this article in WRRO Retributivism and Totality: Can Bulk Discounts for Multiple Offending Fit the Crime? In Ryberg J, Roberts JV & De Keijser JW (Ed.), Sentencing Multiple Crimes Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Grace, Freedom, and the Expression of Emotion: Schiller and the Critique of Kant In Cohen A & Stern R (Ed.), Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History (pp. 184-205). Oxford: Oxford University Press. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Expressive Actions In Abell C & Smith J (Ed.), The Expression of Emotion: Philosophical, Psychological and Legal Perspectives Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Punishment as an Apology Ritual In Flanders C & Hoskins Z (Ed.), The New Philosophy of Criminal Law (pp. 213-230).
- View this article in WRRO Why Greater Public Participation in Criminal Justice? In Loader I, Sparks R & Dzur A (Ed.), Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Retributivist Theories, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 4446-4456). Springer New York
- View this article in WRRO Public Opinion and Democratic Control of Sentencing Policy In Roberts J & Ryberg J (Ed.), Popular Punishment On the Normative Significance of Public Opinion (pp. 146-162). Oxford University Press, USA
- View this article in WRRO Retributivism In Bruinsma G & Weisburg D (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice Springer
- Satisfying the needs and interests of victims, Handbook of Restorative Justice (pp. 247-264).
- View this article in WRRO "Do Repeat and Multiple Offenders Pose a Problem for Retributive Sentencing Theory?" In Ryberg J & Tamburrini C (Ed.), Recidivist Punishments: the Philosopher's View Lanham MA: Lexington Books.
- View this article in WRRO The Expressive Function of Blame, Blame: Its Nature and Norms Oxford University Press
- 'More to Apologise For': Can We Find A Justification for the Recidivist Premium in a Communicative Theory of Punishment? In Roberts JV & Hirsch AV (Ed.), Previous convictions at sentencing Hart Pub
- Blame, remorse, mercy, forgiveness, The Routledge Companion to Ethics (pp. 573-583).
- "Blame, Remorse, Forgiveness, Mercy" In Skorupski J (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ethics London: Routledge.
- Punishment and Rehabilitation In Ryberg J & Corlett JA (Ed.), Punishment and Ethics: New Perspectives Palgrave Macmillan
- Apology and Reparation in a Multicultural State, Law and Philosophy (pp. 272-287). Oxford University Press
- View this article in WRRO The Role of Remorse in Criminal Justice In Tonry M (Ed.), Oxford Handbook Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice Oxford University Press
- Research group
I am currently supervising PhD students working on the following topics:
- Foucault and obesity
- Sexual ethics
- Transitional Justice
- Kantian approaches to bioethics