Andrew Botterell: Publications

Journal Articles

  1. "Logical Form and the Vernacular Revisited" (with R. Stainton) Mind and Language 32:4 (2017): 495-522.

  2. "Why Gametes Are Not Like Enriched Uranium" Bioethics 30:9 (2016): 741-750.

  3. "Tate & Lyle: Pure Economic Loss and the Modern Tort of Public Nuisance" (with J. Neyers) Alberta Law Review 53:4 (2016): 1031-1050.

  4. "Licensing Parents in International Contract Pregnancies" (with C. McLeod), Journal of Applied Philosophy 33:2 (2016): 178-196.

  5. "Rights, Loss, and Compensation in the Law of Torts," 69 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) (2015): 135-164.

  6. "A Hague Convention on Contract Pregnancy (or 'Surrogacy'): Avoiding Ethical Inconsistencies with the Convention on Adoption" (with C. McLeod), International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 7:2 (2014): 219-235.

  7. "Reconciling the Principled Approach to Hearsay with the Rule of Law," 65 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) (2014): 145-168.

    • Reprinted in G. Mayeda and P. Oliver, eds., Principles and Pragmatism: Essays in Honour of Louise Charron (Markham, ON: LexisNexis, 2014).

  8. "Contractual Performance, Corrective Justice, and Disgorgement for Breach of Contract," Legal Theory 16:3 (2010): 135-160.

  9. "Normativity, Fairness, and the Problem of Factual Uncertainty" (with Chris Essert), Osgoode Hall Law Journal 47:4 (2010): 663-693.

  10. "Should the Supreme Court Cite Living Judges?" The Advocates' Quarterly 36 (2009): 138-140.

  11. "A Primer on the Distinction between Justification and Excuse," Philosophy Compass 4 (2009): 172-196.

  12. "In Defence of Infringement," Law and Philosophy 27 (2008): 269-292.

  13. "Why We Ought to be (Reasonable) Subjectivists about Justification," Criminal Justice Ethics 26 (2007): 36-58.

  14. "Property, Corrective Justice, and the Nature of the Cause of Action in Unjust Enrichment," Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 20 (2007): 275-296.

  15. "Quotation: Compositionality and Innocence without Demonstration" (with Rob Stainton), Critica 37 (2005): 3-33.

  16. "Temporal Parts and Temporary Intrinsics," Metaphysica: An International Journal of Ontology and Metaphysics 5 (2004): 5-23.

  17. "The Property Dualism Argument Against Physicalism," The Journal of Philosophical Research 28 (2003): 223-41.

  18. "Colors as Explainers?" Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2003): 785-6.

  19. "In Defense of Cognitive Science," The Journal of Mental Imagery 27 (2003): 93-5.

  20. "Physicalism, Supervenience, and Dependence: A Reply to Campbell," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 41 (2002): 155-61.

  21. "Conceiving What Is Not There," Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (2001): 21-42.

  22. "Mellor on Negative Properties," The Philosophical Quarterly 48 (1998): 523-26.

Book Chapters

  1. "Parental Licensing and Discrimination" (with C. McLeod), in G. Calder, J. De Wispelaere, and A. Gheaus, eds., Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Childhood and Children (forthcoming).

  2. "Can a Right to Reproduce Justify the Status Quo on Parental Licensing?" (with C. McLeod), in R. Vernon, S. Hannan, and S. Brennan, eds., Permissible Progeny (Oxford: OUP, 2015): 184-207.

  3. "Not For the Faint of Heart: Assessing the Status Quo on Adoption and Parental Licensing" (with C. McLeod), in F. Baylis and C. McLeod, eds., Family Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges (Oxford: OUP, 2014): 151-167.

  4. "Understanding the Voluntary Act Principle," in F. Tanguay-Renaud and J. Stribopoulos, eds., Rethinking Criminal Law Theory (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012): 97-115.

  5. "Proof of Negligence," Ch. 15 of The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).

  6. "Factual Causation," Ch. 16 of The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).

  7. "Remoteness," Ch. 17 of The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).

  8. "Knowledge by Acquaintance and Meaning in Isolation," in R. Elugardo and R. Stainton, eds., Ellipsis and Non-Sentential Speech. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, Vol. 81. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2005): 165-184.

Book Reviews & Critical Notices

  1. Review of Ernest Weinrib's Corrective Justice, Mind 123 (2014): 966-970.

  2. "By the Ties of Natural Justice and Equity," Jurisprudence 4(1) (2013): 138-150. (Review of Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichment, R. Chambers, C. Mitchell, and J. Penner, eds.)

  3. Review of Katy Barnett's Accounting for Profit for Breach of Contract, Canadian Business Law Journal 54 (2013): 99-106.

  4. Review of Douglas Husak's Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays, University of Toronto Law Journal 68 (2013): 152-158.

  5. Review of Arthur Ripstein's Force and Freedom: Kant's Legal and Political Philosophy, The Canadian Journal of Political Science 44 (2011): 457-458.

  6. "Rethinking Criminal Law," Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 22 (2009): 93-112. (Critical Notice of Larry Laudan's Truth, Error, and Criminal Law.)

  7. Review of Andrew Melnyk's A Physicalist Manifesto, The Philosophical Review 114 (2005): 125-128.

In Progress

  1. Private and Public Right in the Law of Unjust Enrichment

  2. Was Locke an Animalist?

  3. Adoption, Intimacy, and Obligation


  1. Semantic Innocence and Interpreted Logical Forms