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Richard Dean
Associate Professor

Non-Philosophy Writings

The short story “Two-Year in Hell” is almost certainly the most widely-read thing I’ll ever write, meaning that literally dozens of people may have read it. To read it on Inside HigherEd, click here:

Here are some “Harrowing TRUE Tales of Injustice Inflicted Upon Me.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to send me a check.

Philosophy Papers

Here you can download many of my papers. To comply with journals’ copyright agreements, they are mostly unofficial versions, not the final version that appeared in print.

Stigmatization and Denormalization as Public Health Policies: Some Kantian Thoughts,Bioethics, forthcoming. (doi:10.1111/bioe.12019)  This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at

Humanity as an Idea, as an Ideal, and as an End in Itself,Kantian Review, 18, pp 171-195, doi:10.1017/S1369415413000083, copyright to Kantian Review, 2013. The published version can be found here:

A Plausible Kantian Argument Against Moralism,Social Theory and Practice, vol. 38, no. 4, October 2012, p. 577-597. The published version can be found here:

Does Neuroscience Undermine Deontology?Neuroethics, vol. 3, no. 1, April 2010, p. 43-60.  DOI 10.1007/s12152-009-9052-x   The original publication is available at

The Formula of Humanity as an End in Itself,” in Blackwell Guide to Kant’s Ethics, ed. Thomas E. Hill Jr., Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2009, p. 83-101. The anthology is available here:

Glasgow’s Conception of Kantian Humanity, Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 45, no. 2, April 2008, p. 307-314. Copyright Johns Hopkins University Press. The final version can be found here:

 “Cummiskey’s Kantian Consequentialism,Utilitas, vol. 12, no 3, March 2000, p. 25-40.  Copyright Cambridge University Press. The journal’s online version is available at:

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