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.
"Putting Down: Expressive Subordination and Equal Protection," UCLA Law Rev. Disc.
"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
"The Apologetic Stance" Phil.&Pub.Aff. 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
"Accepting Forgiveness" J.Ethics Link
"Against the Odds: the Case for a Modal Understanding of Due Care," with Duncan Pritchard, forthcoming in The Social Epistemology of Legal Trials (Routledge, 2020).
"Advertising as Guaranteeing: a Defense of Strict Liability," Problema: an International Journal of Jurisprudence (forthcoming).
"Legal Rights and Joint Commitment," for Philosophy & Phenomenological Research, special edition (on Margaret Gilbert's Rights and Demands: a Foundational Inquiry (OUP: 2018)), forthcoming.
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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