Jeffrey Helmreich

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law
School of Humanities
Director of Humanities and Law Minor

Co-Director (with Ken Simons), Center for Legal Philosophy


J.D., Georgetown

A.B., Columbia

Fax: (949) 824-6520

University of California, Irvine
71 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ethics, Action, Jurisprudence
Research Abstract
I work in ethics and legal philosophy. Some recent areas of focus include moral psychology, speech acts, moral and legal remedy, and the philosophy of torts and evidence.
"The Apologetic Stance," Philosophy & Public Affairs, no. 43 (2015): 75–108.
"Does 'Sorry' Incriminate? Evidence, Harm and the Protection of Apology," Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 21 (2012)
"Reasonable Doubts or Doubtable Reasons? The Case for an Objective Standard," British Journal of American Legal Studies 4:1 (2015): 255-289
"Putting Down: Expressive Subordination and Equal Protection," UCLA Law Review Discourse, Vol. 59:112 (2012)
“Taking a Stance: an Account for Individuals and Institutions,” forthcoming in ‘Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy’ (Springer)
“Overcoming Luck: Recent Work in Philosophy of Law,” forthcoming in ‘Analysis'
“A Jurisprudential Puzzle as Old as the Talmud,” forthcoming in ‘Analytic Philosophy and Jewish Thought’ (Oxford University Press)
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‘The ‘Give’ in Forgiveness’

‘A Defense of Agent Regret’

‘Promising That’
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