Skip to Main Content

The University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Department of Classics

Frequently Used Tools:

Welcome! » People » David Palmer

David Palmer

I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Texas. I earned my M.A. at King’s College, London, in the U.K. I did my undergraduate work at University of York, also in the UK.  As you might guess, I am British. My Personal Website.

Research Interests

I specialize in ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of action. I have published on the topics of free will, moral responsibility, and applied ethics.

Recent Representative Publications

Libertarian Free Will: Contemporary Debates (edited collection of new essays, under contract with Oxford University Press).

"Event-causal libertarianism: two objections reconsidered," forthcoming in Haji, I. & Caouette, J. [Eds.] Free Will and Moral Responsibility (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).

"Free will, libertarianism, and Kane," forthcoming in Palmer, D. [Ed.] Libertarian Free Will: Contemporary Debates (New York: Oxford University Press).

"The timing objection to the Frankfurt cases," Erkenntnis, 78 (2013): 1011-1023.

"Capes on the W-defense," Philosophia, 41 (2013): 555-566.

"The ethics of marketing to vulnerable populations" (with Trevor Hedberg), Journal of Business Ethics, 116 (2013): 403-413.

"Pereboom on the Frankfurt cases," Philosophical Studies, 153 (2011): 261-272.

"On Mele and Robb's indeterministic Frankfurt-style case" (with Carl Ginet), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 80 (2010): 440-446.

"New distinctions, same troubles: a reply to Haji and McKenna," Journal of Philosophy, 102 (2005): 474-482.

David Palmer

Contact Information

David Palmer
Assistant Professor
815 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480

Phone: 865-974-7215
Fax: 865-974-3509