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Dr Gerald Harrison

Lecturer in Philosophy

School of Humanities

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 83570
    Location: 3.04, Colombo Village 3
    Campus: Hokowhitu

Prizes and Awards

  • Honorary Teaching Fellowship at the University of Aberdeen - University of Aberdeen (2009)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Meta-ethics

Normative ethics

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Ethics (220100): Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199): Ethical Theory (220305): Other Philosophy and Religious Studies (229900): Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Philosophy of Religion (220315): Social Philosophy (220319)

Research Outputs

Journal

Harrison, GK. (2017). What are epistemic reasons? A divine analysis. Philosophia Christi. 19(1), 23-36 Retrieved from https://www.dropbox.com/s/rltkyj4iv4hbcu8/pc%2019-1%20Harrison%20-%20Copy.pdf?dl=0
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2016). A Radical Solution to the Problem of Evil. Sophia: an international journal for philosophical theology and cross-cultural philosophy of religion. , 1-9 Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11841-016-0526-0
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2016). A god exists. Think. 43(15), 51-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2016). A moral argument for substance dualism. Journal of the American Philosophical Association. , 21-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2015). Morality, inescapable rational authority, and a God's wishes. Journal of Religious Ethics. 43(3), 454-474 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2015). Manipulation- Christian Coons and Michael Weber (Eds.). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
[Book Review]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2015). The Euthyphro, divine command theory and moral realism. Philosophy. 90(1), 107-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2013). The moral supervenience thesis is not a conceptual truth. Analysis. 73(1), 62-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2012). Lucky decisions: A reply to Marouf. The Reasoner. 6(5), 80-81 Retrieved from http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/TheReasoner/vol6/TheReasoner-6(5).pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2012). Antinatalism, asymmetry, and an ethic of prima facie duties. The South African Journal of Philosophy. 31(1), 94-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G., & Tanner, J. (2011). Better not to have children. Think. 10(27), 113-121 Retrieved from http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7950503
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G., Tanner, J.
Harrison, G. (2011). A challenge for soft line replies to manipulation cases. Philosophia. 38(3), 555-568 Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11406-009-9220-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2009). Frankfurt-style cases and the significance of the first impression. Amercian Philosophical Quarterly. 46(3), 213-223 Retrieved from http://apq.press.illinois.edu/46/3/harrison.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2009). Hooray! We're not morally responsible!. Think. 8(23), 87-95 Retrieved from http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=6330212
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2008). Modest libertarianism and clandestine control. Dialectica: the official journal of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy. 62(4), 495-507 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1746-8361.2008.01160.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2007). Free will and lucky decisions. The Reasoner. 1(3), 3-4 Retrieved from http://www.thereasoner.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2007). Libertarian free will and the erosion argument. Polish Journal of Philosophy. 1(2), 61-75 Retrieved from http://secure.pdcnet.org/pjphil/content/pjphil_2007_0001_0002_0061_0075
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2006). Book review: The concept of a plural society by Nigel Walshe (2005). Philosophical Writings. 32(Summer), 78-79 Retrieved from http://www.dur.ac.uk/Philosophical.Writings/?page_id=1897
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2006). Book review: Deontic morality and control by Ishtiyaque Haji (2002). Philosophical Writings. 31(Spring), 66-68 Retrieved from http://www.dur.ac.uk/Philosophical.Writings/?page_id=1894
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2006). The case for hyper-libertarianism. Kriterion: revista de filosofia. 20(1), 1-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2006). Frankfurt-style cases and improbable alternative possibilities. Philosophical Studies. 130(2), 399-406 Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11098-004-5753-5#
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2005). Hyper libertarianism and moral luck. Sorites: digital journal of analytical philosophy. (16), 93-102 Retrieved from http://www.sorites.org/Issue_16/harrison.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2005). Frankfurt-style cases and the question begging charge. Facta Philosophica. 7(2), 273-282 Retrieved from https://peterlang.metapress.com/content/q0g535912xk16573/resource-secured/?target=fulltext.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2004). Moral responsibility and the principle of avoidable blame. ethic@ - An International Journal for Moral Philosophy. 3(1), 37-46 Retrieved from http://www.periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/ethic/article/download/13463
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2002). Rights, wrongs and responsibilities. Philosophical Writings. 21(Autumn), 67-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, G.

Book

Harrison, GK. (2017). Capital Punishment. In S. chadwick (Ed.) Ethical Issues in Contemporary New Zealand. : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2017). Abortion. In S. Chadwick (Ed.) Ethical Issues in Contemporary New Zealand. : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2017). The Dubious Moral Supervenience Thesis. In B. Brozek, A. Rotolo, & S. Stelmach (Eds.) Supervenience and Normativity. : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2011). Frankfurt's refutation of the principle of alternative possibilities. In M. Bruce, & S. Barbone (Eds.) Just the arguments: 100 of the most important arguments in wester philosophy. (pp. 121 - 122). : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons)
[Chapter]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2011). An argument for free will. In M. Bruce, & S. Barbone (Eds.) Just the arguments: 100 of the most important arguments in western philosophy. (pp. 119 - 120). : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons)
[Chapter]Authored by: Harrison, G.

Thesis

Harrison, G. (2006). Free will and luck. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Durham)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Harrison, G.

Conference

Harrison, GK.(2016, October). Why the Euthyphro begs the question. . Retreived from http://moralphilosophy.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Programme-ESMP-1-2016.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2016). Why the Euthyphro begs the question. . Retreived from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/conferences/NZAP-2016/programme
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2015, December). Normative reasons – what are they. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2015, October). Epistemic Reasons. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2015, October). Epistemic Reasons. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2014, May). A changing moral landscape. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2014, February). An evidential case against the moral supervenience thesis. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2014, July). Do we need codes of ethics?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2013). Because you deserve it. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2013). Moral requirements, practical clout and divine commands. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2013, June). Moral requirements, practical clout and divine commands. Presented at Swedish Congress of Philosophy. Stockholm (Sweden).
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2012). Practical Clout. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2012). The plausibility of divine command theories of metaethics. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2012, December). Because you deserve it. Presented at The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, species, politics. Massey University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2012, December). Moral requirements, practical clout and divine commands. Presented at Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference 2012. Victoria University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2011). Antinatalism and an ethic of prima facie duties. . Retreived from https://philevents.org/event/show/394
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2011, November). Antinatalism, asymmetry, and an ethic of prima facie duties. Presented at Workshop on Contemporary Anti-Natalism, featuring Benatar's Better Never to Have Been. Johannesburg, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK.(2010). A cautious approach to free will. .
[Conference]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2008, July). Modest incompatibilism, mystery and control. Presented at Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. Bristol, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.

Other

Harrison, GK. (2015, October). A refutation of incompatibilism about responsibility grounding free willl.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2015, October). The harm of death and a dismal afterlife.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2012, September). Divine command theory: much maligned and misunderstood. In Massey school of Humanities.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, GK. (2012, September). A plausible divine command theory of ethics. In Otago University Philosophy Seminar Series.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2011). Essay: Environmental determinism in the Encyclopedia of environmental issues. (pp. 455 - 456). Salem Press
[Other]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2010, August). Moral responsibility: Don't bet on it. In School of History, Philosophy and Classics, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.
Harrison, G. (2010, December). Hooray! We're not morally responsible!. In Prominent Speakers Series, University of the Third Age, Whanganui, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, G.

Media and Links

Media

  • 28 May 2015 - Newspaper
    Morality requires a god, whether you’re religious
    Article in Australian online newspaper ‘The Conversation”
  • 01 Jun 2016 - Magazine
    A DEFENCE OF THE SOUL
    A popular article on the nature and existence of the soul.
  • 01 Jan 2016 - Magazine
    None:
    A popular article on procreative ethics. Co-aurthored with Dr Julia Tanner

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