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Donald Hubin

Donald Hubin

Donald Hubin

Emeritus Professor - Founding Director Emeritus, Center for Ethics and Human Values


Areas of Expertise

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Political & Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law


  • Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1978
  • M.A. University of Arizona, 1976
  • B.A. University of California, Davis, 1972


Selected Publications:

  • "Procreators' Duties: Sexual Asymmetries", Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics, (2017) 301-324.
  • "Fatherhood”, International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, (2013).
  • “Reproductive Interests:  Puzzles at the Periphery of the Property Paradigm”, Social Philosophy and PolicySocial Philosophy and Policy 29(2012)106-125.
  • “Empty and Ultimately Meaningless Gestures?”, in Is Goodness without God Good Enough? A Debate on Faith, Secularism, and Ethics, ed. by Robert Garcia and Nathan King, Rowman & Littlefield (2009).
  • "Daddy Dilemmas: Untangling the Puzzles of Paternity", The Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 13(2003)29-80.
  • "Desires, Whims and Values", The Journal of Ethics, 7(2003 )315-335.
  • "The Groundless Normativity of Instrumental Rationality", The Journal of Philosophy 98:9(2001)445-468.
  • "Parental Rights and Due Process", The Journal of Law and Family Studies, 1:2(1999)123-150.
  • "What's Special About Humeanism", Noûs, 33:1(1999)30-45.
  • “Hypothetical Motivation,” Noûs, 30:1(1996)31–54.
  • “The Moral Justification of Benefit/Cost Analysis,” Economics and Philosophy, 10(1994), 169–194.
  • “Newcomb’s Perfect Predictor,” (with Glenn Ross), Noûs, 19(1985), 439–446.
  • “Minimizing Maximin,” Philosophical Studies, 37(1980), 363–372.
  • “The Scope of Justice,” Philosophy and Public Affairs, 9(1979), 3–24.
  • “Prudential Reasons,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 10(1979), 63–81.
  • “Justice and Future Generations,” Philosophy and Public Affairs, 6(1976), 70–83.

Most of my publications are available online here.