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Professor Garrett Cullity

Professor Garrett Cullity
Hughes Professor of Philosophy
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts

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Professor Garrett Cullity

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

My work includes publications on eight broad topics in moral philosophy:

  • practical reasons and rationality
  • "moral reasons" and their content
  • value and fittingness
  • beneficence and aid
  • moral theory and anti-theory
  • moral virtues and "virtue ethics"
  • moral epistemology
  • cooperation and public goods

For a list of publications organized under these headings, and links to papers, see my web-page:



Year Citation
2017 Cullity, G. (2017). Exceptions in nonderivative value. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, OnlinePubl, 1-24.
2016 Cullity, G. (2016). Describing rationality. Philosophical Studies, 173(12), 3399-3411.
2013 Cullity, G. (2013). The context-undermining of practical reasons. Ethics, 124(1), 8-34.
2008 Cullity, G. (2008). Pyrrhic Pyrrhonism. Philosophical Quarterly, 58(233), 720-731.
2008 Cullity, G. (2008). Decisions, Reasons and Rationality. Ethics, 119(1), 57-95.
2008 Cullity, G. (2008). A theory of virtue : excellence in being for the good. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 86(4), 695-696.
2008 Cullity, G. (2008). Public goods and fairness. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 86(1), 1-21.
2007 Cullity, G. (2007). Thinking How to Live – Allan Gibbard. Philosophical Quarterly, 57(227), 308-311.
2006 Cullity, G. (2006). As you were? Moral philosophy and the aetiology of moral experience. Philosophical Explorations, 9(7), 117-131.
2006 Palmer, N., Braunack-Mayer, A., Rogers, W., Provis, C., & Cullity, G. (2006). Conflicts of interest in divisions of general practice. Journal of Medical Ethics, 32(12), 715-717.
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2005 Cullity, G. (2005). Welfare and Rational Care. By Stephen Darwall. Philosophical Quarterly, 55(219), 375-378.
2005 Cullity, G. (2005). John Broome "Weighing Lives". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 12(03), 1-6.
2005 Cullity, G. (2005). Deen K Chatterjee. The ethics of assistance: morality and the distant needy. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 08(13), 1-5.
2004 Cullity, G., & Gerrans, P. (2004). Agency and policy. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 104(1), 315-327.
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2004 Cullity, G. (2004). Sympathy, discernment, and reasons. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 68(1), 37-62.
2003 Cullity, G. (2003). Beneficence, rights and citizenship. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 9(2), 85-105.
2003 Cullity, G. (2003). In search of foundations of rationality. Philosophical Books, 44(1), 4-11.
2003 Cullity, G. (2003). Asking too much. Monist, 86(3), 402-418.
2002 Cullity, G. (2002). Particularism and presumptive reasons. Aristotelian Society. Proceedings, Supplementary Volume, 76, 169-190.
2002 Cullity, G. (2002). Roger Crisp and Brad Hooker (eds.), Well-Being and Morality: Essays in Honour of James Griffin. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80(4), 538-540.
1999 Cullity, G. M. (1999). Virtue ethics, theory, and warrant. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 2(3), 277-294.
1995 Cullity, G. M. (1995). Moral free riding. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 24(1), 3-34.
1995 Cullity, G. (1995). Moral character and the iteration problem. Utilitas, 7(2), 289-299.
1995 Cullity, G. M. (1995). Aretaic cognitivism. American Philosophical Quarterly, 32(4), 395-406.
1994 Cullity, G. M. (1994). International aid and the scope of kindness. Ethics, 105(1), 99-127.


Year Citation
2018 Cullity, G. (2018). Concern, Respect, and Cooperation. Oxford University Press.
2004 Cullity, G. (2004). The moral demands of affluence. Great Clarendon St, Oxford, OX2 6DP: Oxford University Press.
1997 Cullity, G., & Gaut, B. N. (1997). Ethics and Practical Reason. Oxford University Press.
1997 Cullity, G., & Gaut, B. N. (1997). Ethics and Practical Reason. Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2018 Cullity, G. (2018). Objectivity and Shared Experience Art and Morality. In J. McMahon (Ed.), Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment: Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability (pp. 103-120). New York and London: Routledge.
2017 Cullity, G. (2017). Moral Virtues and Responsiveness for Reasons. In N. Birondo (Ed.), Virtue's Reasons New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons (pp. 11-31). New York: Routledge.
2016 Cullity, G. (2016). Demandingness, 'ought', and self-shaping. In M. van Ackeren (Ed.), The Limits of Moral Obligation (pp. 147-162). New York: Routledge.
2015 Cullity, G. (2015). Acts, omissions, emissions. In J. Moss (Ed.), Climate Change and Justice (1 ed., pp. 148-164). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2015 Cullity, G. (2015). Neutral and relative value. In J. Olson, & I. Hirose (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory (1 ed., pp. 96-116). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
2012 Mortensen, C., Nerlich, G., Cullity, G., & O'Brien, G. (2012). Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. In N. Harvey, J. Fornasiero, G. McCarthy, C. Macintyre, & C. Crossin (Eds.), A History of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide 1876-2012: Celebrating 125 Years of the Faculty of Arts (1 ed., pp. 351-358). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
2010 Cullity, G. (2010). Compromised Humanitarianism. In K. Horton (Ed.), Ethical Questions and International NGOs: an exchange between philosophers and NGOs (pp. 157-174). Netherlands: Springer.
2009 Cullity, G. (2009). Demandingness and arguments from presupposition. In Timothy Chappell (Ed.), The Problem of Moral Demandingness: New Philosophical Essays (1 ed., pp. 8-34). Hampshire, England: Palgrave MacMillan.
2007 Cullity, G. (2007). The moral, the personal and the political. In Igor Primoratz (Ed.), Politics and Morality (pp. 54-75). Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
2007 Cullity, G. (2007). Fremde in Not - Wohltatigkeit, Rechte und Staatsburgerschaft. In B. Bleisch, & P. Schaber (Eds.), Weltarmut und Ethik (pp. 53-75). Germany: Mentis.
2007 Cullity, G. (2007). Beneficence. In R. E. Ashcroft, A. Dawson, H. Draper, & J. McMillan (Eds.), Principles of Health Care Ethics (2 ed., pp. 19-26). West Sussex, England, UK: Wiley.
2005 Cullity, G. (2005). Moral Judgement. In The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (pp. 692-695). London: Routledge.
2005 Cullity, G. (2005). Bernard Williams. In Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers (pp. 1132-1138). London: Thoemmes Contimuum.
2004 Cullity, G. (2004). Equality and globalization. In K. Horton, & H. Patapan (Eds.), Globalisation and equality (pp. 6-22). 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001: Routledge.
2002 Cullity, G. (2002). The life-saving analogy. In Ethics for Everyday (pp. 552-568). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
2001 Cullity, G. (2001). Public Goods. In L. C. Becker, & C. B. Becker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics (Vol. III, 2nd ed., pp. 1413-1416). New York: Routledge.
2001 Cullity, G. (2001). International aid the the scope of kindness. In Business Ethics: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Vol 3 (pp. 161-190). London: Routledge.
2000 Cullity, G. M. (2000). Pooled beneficence. In M. J. Almeida (Ed.), Imperceptible harms and benefits (pp. 1-23). Kluwer.
1997 Cullity, G., & Gaut, B. (1997). Introduction. In G. Cullity, & B. Gaut (Eds.), Ethics and practical reason (Vol. 12, pp. 1-27). Clarendon Press.
1997 Cullity, G. M. (1997). Practical theory. In G. M. Cullity, & B. Gaut (Eds.), Ethics and practical reason (pp. 101-124). Clarendon Press.

ARC Discovery—Projects grants on the following topics:

  • “Reason and Value in Normative Ethics” (2013-15)
  • “Egalitarian Responses to Climate Change” (2010-13)
  •  “Structured Moral Pluralism” (2008-10)
  • “The Morality of Cooperation and Concern” (2005-7)
  •  “The Morality of Assistance” (2003)


Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Feminism as Opposition and the Implications for Philosophical Ethics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Rebecca Aroha Randell
2017 Principal Supervisor Praise, Blame and Holding Oneself Responsible Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Timothy Nailer
2017 Co-Supervisor The Relevance of Evolutionary Debunking Theories and Empirical Evidence in Normative Ethics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Dominic Newnham
2017 Co-Supervisor Immanuel Kant's Doctrine of Right and a Right to Immigration or Asylum Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Sam William Hutchinson
2016 Co-Supervisor Schopenhauer's Theory of Aesthetics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Patrick James Keeley
2016 Co-Supervisor An Object-Level Account of Fundamental Indeterminacy Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Michael Lazarou

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor A Consequentialist Evaluation of Industry Funding and Commercialisation of Public Biomedical Research Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Alexander Warwick Greville
2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Value of Benevolence: Spinoza and Perfectionism Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jason Paul Tillett
2010 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Role of Emotion in Rational Decision-Making Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Alison Kathryn Harwood
2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Ethical, Legal, and Social Acceptability of Health Data Linkage in the Australian Context: An Investigation of Current Practices, Perceptions, and Public Attitudes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Vicki Xafis
2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Reasons, Capacities and the Motivational Requirement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rosemary Lowry
2004 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Autonomy and Chronic Condition Self-Management Programs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Esther Speight
2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Indeterminacy and Personal Identity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Harvey
2002 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Responsibility, Compensation and Accident Law Reform Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nicole Vincent

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