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Howard Nye, PhD, BA

Associate Professor and Associate Chair - Undergraduate Studies



About Me

Howard Nye is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. He works primarily in the areas of normative ethics, practical ethics, and metaethics, and has related interests in political philosophy, the philosophy of mind, and decision theory. His recent publications include “Well-Being, Self-Regarding Reasons, and Morality” (in Thought), "Non-Consequentialism Demystified" (in Philosophers' Imprint), “Directly Plausible Principles” (in the Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods), and “The Wrong Kind of Reasons” (in the Routledge Handbook of Metaethics). Much of Howard’s current research investigates challenges to the common assumption that life is less of a morally important benefit to beings who lack the intellectual abilities of typical human adults.