Rob Shaver

Curriculum Vitae of ROBERT SHAVER

Dept. of Philosophy
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R2T 2M8

Canadian citizen


University of Pittsburgh (1983-89); Ph.D 1989
University of Toronto (1980-83); Honours B.A. in Philosophy, 1983

"Rousseau and Recogniton." Social Theory and Practice 15, 1989, pp. 261-83.

"Leviathan, King of the Proud." Hobbes Studies 3, 1990, pp. 54-74.

"Emile's Education." Journal of Philosophy of Education 24, 1990, pp. 263-73.

"Paris and Patriotism." History of Political Thought 12, 1991, pp. 627-46.

"Hume on the Duties of Humanity." Journal of the History of Philosophy 30, 1992, pp. 545-56.

Review of David Brink, Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics. Philosophical Review 101, 1992, pp. 458-60.

Review of Gerald Gaus, Value and Justification. Philosophical Review 101, 1992, pp. 926-8.

"Hume's Self-Interest Requirement." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17, 1994, pp. 1-17.

"Montaigne and the Problem of Living in Others." History of European Ideas 18, 1994, pp. 347-60.

"Inescapable and Affective Moralities." Philosophical Studies 75, 1994, pp. 175-99.

"Hume's Moral Theory?" History of Philosophy Quarterly 12, 1995, pp. 317-31.

"Grotius on Scepticism and Self-Interest." Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie 78, 1996, pp. 27-47. Reprinted in Grotius, Pufendorf, and Modern Natural Law, ed. Knud Haakonssen (Dartmouth, 1998).

Review of Tom Sorell, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes. Canadian Philosophical Reviews 16, 1996, pp. 77-79.

"Sidgwick's False Friends." Ethics 107, 1997, pp. 314-320.

"Enthusiasm." Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Routledge, 1998.

Rational Egoism. Cambridge University Press, 1999. Paperback 2009.

Hobbes. (Editor, with an introduction, of a collection of journal articles on Hobbes.) Dartmouth, 1999.

"Mr. Hobbes Could Have Said No More" (with Joyce Jenkins). Hume: Re-reading The Canon, ed. Anne Jaap Jacobson, Penn State Press, 1999.

Critical Notice of J. B. Schneewind, The Invention of Autonomy. Dialogue 39, 2000, pp. 585-91.

Review of Baron, Slote, and Pettit, Three Methods of Ethics. Philosophical Review 109, 2000, pp. 733-6.

"Sidgwick's Minimal Metaethics." Utilitas 12, 2000, pp. 261-77.

“Welfare and Outcome.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32, 2002, pp. 103-116.

“Egoism.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( 2002; revised 2010, 2014.

Review of Ross Harrison, Henry Sidgwick. Journal of the History of Philosophy 41, 2003, pp. 569-70.

“Principia Then and Now.” Utilitas 15, 2003, pp. 261-78.

“The Appeal of Utilitarianism.” Utilitas 16, 2004, pp. 235-50.

Review of Paul Russell, Freedom and Moral Sentiment. International Studies in Philosophy 36, 2004, pp. 280-1.

"Reflection and Well-Being." Persons and Passions, edited by Joyce Jenkins, Jennifer Whiting, and Chris Williams, Notre Dame University Press, 2005.

Review of Bart Schultz, Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews,, February 12, 2005.

"Virtue, Utility, and Duty." Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith, ed. Knud Haakonssen, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

“Korsgaard on Hypothetical Imperatives.” Philosophical Studies 129, 2006, pp. 335-47.

“Sidgwick on Moral Motivation.” Philosopher’s Imprint v. 6, 2006,

“Non-Naturalism.” G. E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics, ed. Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay, Oxford University Press, 2007.

“Contractualism and Restrictions.” Philosophical Studies 132, 2007, pp. 293-9.

“Sidgwick on Virtue.” Etica & Politica 10, 2008, pp. 207-26,

“The Birth of Deontology.” Underivative Duty, ed. Tom Hurka, Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Sidgwick’s Axioms and Common-Sense Morality.” Henry Sidgwick: Ethics, Psychics, Politics, ed. Placido Bucolo, Roger Crisp, and Bart Schultz, University of Catania Press, 2011.

Review of Alison Hills, The Beloved Self. Philosophical Quarterly 61, 2011, pp. 658-60.

“Thomson’s Trolley Switch.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, August 2011,

“Ethical Non-Naturalism and Experimental Philosophy.” Ethical Naturalism, ed. Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

“Scalar Utilitarianism.” Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, ed. James Crimmins. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

“G. E. Moore.” Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, ed. James Crimmins. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

“H. A. Prichard.” International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette. New York: Wiley, 2013.

“Utilitarianism: Bentham and Rashdall.” Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics, ed. Roger Crisp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Review of David Phillips, Sidgwickian Ethics. Journal of the History of Philosophy 51, 2013, pp. 136-7.

“Utilitarianism and Egoism in Sidgwickian Ethics,” Revue d’etudes benthamiennes 12, 2013 (

“Sidgwick’s Axioms and Consequentialism.” Philosophical Review 123, 2014, pp. 173-204.

“Ross on Self and Others.” Utilitas 26, 2014, pp. 303-20.

Review of Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer, The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics, Philosophical Quarterly 65, 2015, 301-4.

“The Later British Moralists,” in Guy Fletcher ed., The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being (London: Routledge, 2016) pp. 95-109.

“Sidgwick on Pleasure.” Ethics 126, 2016, pp. 901-28.

Review of Roger Crisp, The Cosmos of Duty, Ethics 127, 2017, pp. 477-81.

“Prichard’s Arguments Against Ideal Utilitarianism.” Utilitas 30, 2018, pp. 54-72.

“Contemporary Moral Epistemology,” in Aaron Zimmerman, Karen Jones, and Mark Timmons, eds., Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology (forthcoming).

“Peerless: Sidgwick, Kant, and Peer Disagreement,” in a Routledge volume on Sidgwick and Kant, Tyler Paytas and Tim Henning eds. (forthcoming).


"Rousseau and Recognition." University of Pittsburgh, April 1988.

"Paris and Patriotism." University of Pittsburgh, October 1988. University of Manitoba, Rice University, McGill University, University of Chicago, January 1989.

"Emile's Education." University of Calgary, January 1989.

"Inescapable and Affective Moralities." University of Manitoba, November 1989.

"Hume on Humanity." University of Manitoba, October 1990. North Eastern Association for the Study of the 18th Century Conference, University of Massachusetts, November 1990 (invited; Vere Chappel commentator). Yale University, December 1990.

"Hume's Self-Interest Requirement." University of Manitoba, March 1992.

"Hume's Moral Theory?" University of Manitoba, November 1993. American Philosophical Association Eastern Meetings, Atlanta, December 1993 (invited).

"Justice Between Unequals." Hume Conference, Rome, June 1994 (invited).

"Mr. Hobbes Could Have Said No More." University of Manitoba, April 1995. American Philosophical Association Central Meetings, Chicago, April 1995 (invited; Sigrun Svavarsdottir commentator).

"Hobbes and Rational Egoism." University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities, February 1996.

"Reflection and Well-Being." University of Manitoba, April 1997.

"Two Routes to Welfarism." Hume Conference, Stirling, July 1998.

"Darwall's Hobbes." University of Manitoba, February 1999. American Philosophical Association Pacific Meetings, Berkeley, March 1999 (invited).

"Virtue, Utility, and Duty." University of Manitoba, September 1999.

"Sidgwick's Minimal Metaethics." University of Manitoba, December 1999. Utilitarianism 2000 Conference, Wake Forest, March 2000 (invited; John Skorupski commentator; voted best conference paper).

“Welfare and Outcome.” University of Manitoba, November 2000.

“(Not) Arguing for Utilitarianism.” University of Manitoba Philosophy Club, November 2001.

“Principia Then and Now.” University of Manitoba, September 2003.

“Non-Naturalism.” University of Manitoba, September 2004. University of Toronto, October 2004.

“The Birth of Deontology.” University of Manitoba Philosophy Club, March 2005.

“Rachel Cohon’s Hume.” Western Canadian Philosophical Meetings, Winnipeg, October, 2005.

“The Birth of Deontology (II).” University of Nevada at Reno, April 2007. University of Manitoba, March 2008. University of Toronto, conference on British Moral Philosophy, April 2008 (invited).

“The Birth of Deontology (I).” University of Manitoba, October 2007. Impartiality Conference at the University of Reading (invited), November 2007.

“Utilitarianism: Bentham and Rashdall.” University of Manitoba, March 2009. University of Western Ontario, March 2009.

“Ethical Non-Naturalism and Experimental Philosophy.” University of Manitoba, November 2009.

“Sidgwick’s Axioms and Common-Sense Morality.” University of Catania, December 2009 (2nd World Sidgwick Congress).

“Sidgwick’s Axioms and Consequentialism.” University of Manitoba, November 2011; ISUS, New York City, August 2012.

“Phillips on Sidgwick.” ISUS, New York City, August 2012.

“Ross on Self and Others.” University of Manitoba, November 2012.

Visiting Faculty, Central European University, Budapest, Moral Intuitionism summer school, July 2013.

“Sidgwick on Pleasure.” University of Manitoba, January 2014.

Visiting Faculty, Central European University, Budapest, Moral Epistemology summer school, July 2014.

“Sidgwick on Well-Being.” University of Manitoba, November 2014.

“Pleasure and Desire.” Workshop on Practical Reasons, Tromsø University, August 2015.  University of Manitoba, November 2015.

“Peerless.” Workshop on Kant and Sidgwick, University of Stuttgart, May 2016.

“Sidgwick on Promissory Obligation.” Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2017; University of Manitoba, September 2017.