Gopal Sreenivasan

Professor of Philosophy
Crown University Professor in Ethics
Professor in Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Campus mail 207 West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Phone (919) 660-3069
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Gopal Sreenivasan (Ph.D. 1993, UC Berkeley) joined the Duke faculty in 2008.  His primary research interests are in moral and political philosophy.  Within those fields, he is interested in many areas, including moral psychology and bioethics.   



"What is courage?"  Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University. 2019.
"Should virtue be taught?"  Character Project Conference, Wake Forest University. 2015.

Paper links on this page connect to page proofs.  For published versions of articles, see my curriculum vitae, although those links may require a subscription.


Sreenivasan, G. "Emotions, Reasons, and Epistemology." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 97, no. 2 (September 1, 2018): 500-506.

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Buchanan, A, and Sreenivasan, G. "Taking international legality seriously: A methodology for human rights." In Human Rights: Moral or Political?, 211-229. April 19, 2018.

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Sreenivasan, G. "Acts, agents, and the definition of virtue." In Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, 251-274. November 23, 2017.

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Sreenivasan, G. "Health care and human rights: against the split duty gambit." Theoretical medicine and bioethics 37, no. 4 (August 4, 2016): 343-364.

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Sreenivasan, G. "A plea for moral deference." Etica E Politica 17, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 41-59.


Sreenivasan, G. "HESC and equitable residues." The American journal of bioethics : AJOB 15, no. 3 (January 2015): 54-55.

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Sreenivasan, G. "A plea for moral deference." Ethics & Politics 27, no. 2 (2015): 41-59.


Sreenivasan, G. "Equality, opportunity, ambiguity." Politics, Philosophy and Economics 13, no. 1 (February 1, 2014): 82-92.

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Sreenivasan, G. "Justice, Inequality, and Health." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014). (Review)


Sreenivasan, G. "The situationist critique of virtue ethics." In The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics,edited by Russell, D, 290-314.: Cambridge University Press, 2013. (Chapter)

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