Jeffrey Helmreich

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Associate Professor, Philosophy and Law
School of Humanities
Director of Humanities and Law Minor

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

J.D., Georgetown
B.A., Columbia

Fax: (949) 824-6520

University of California, Irvine
71 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ethics, Action, Jurisprudence
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation (2011-13)
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.
Published Articles or Chapters (in order of appearance):

"Putting Down: Expressive Subordination and Equal Protection" UCLA Law Rev Link
"Does 'Sorry' Incriminate? Evidence, Harm and the Protection of Apology" Cornell JLPP Link
"Reasonable Doubts or Doubtable Reasons? The Case for an Objective Standard" BJALS Link
"What's Wrong with Killing in Battle? Levinas in light of Tamares" JJE Link
"The Apologetic Stance" PP&A Link
"Overcoming Luck: Two Trends in Legal Philosophy" Analysis Link
"Taking a Stance: an Account for Persons and Institutions" Springer Link
"A Jurisprudential Puzzle as Old as the Talmud" OUP Link
"The Bounds of Morality: Gilbert on Promissory Obligation" ProtoSociology Vol. Link
"Against the Odds: the Case for a Modal Understanding of Due Care," with Duncan Pritchard, forthcoming in Truth and Trials (Routledge, 2020).
"Advertising as Guaranteeing: a Defense of Strict Liability," Problema: an International Journal of Jurisprudence (forthcoming).
In Process:

"Legal Rights and Joint Commitment," for Philosophy & Phenomenological Research, special edition (on Margaret Gilbert's Rights and Demands: a Foundational Inquiry (OUP: 2018)).
Under Review:

Guarantees and Propositional Promises

The Give in Forgiveness
Works in Progress:

Is there a Duty to Cooperate with an Unjust Penal System?

A Defense of Agent Regret: the Argument from Sincerity

Beyond Intention: Sincerity in Promising and Committing

Tort Repair and Moral Repair: Closer than You Think
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