Publications

Academic Publications from 1993-2002

Appreciation and Emotion: Theoretical Reflections on the MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. The Kennedy Institute Journal of Ethics, 1998, 8(4) 359-376. [Published with a response by Paul Appelbaum, co-author of the MacArthur Study (“Ought We To Require Emotional Capacity as Part of Decisional Competence?” pp.377-389)]

Describing our "Humanness": Can Genetic Science Alter What it Means to be Human?” with Angela Campbell (first author) and Kathleen Cranley Glass (second author). Science and Engineering Ethics, 1998 4 (4), 413-426.

Is Mr. Spock Mentally Competent? Competence to Consent and Emotion. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 1998 5(1), 67-86. Published with 3 peer-reviewed commentaries and a reply by the author.

Review of ‘Strong Feelings: Emotion, Addiction, and Human Behavior’, by Jon Elster (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998). Philosophical Review 110 (1) 2001, 108-110.

In Defence of “Emotion.” Critical Notice of What Emotions Really Are: The Problem of Psychological Categories, by Paul E. Griffiths (University of Chicago Press, 1997). Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31(1), 2001, 133-154.

Is Mr. Spock Mentally Competent?: Competence to Consent and Emotion. With commentaries and replies. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 5.1, 1998, 67-86.

Reconciling Cognitive and Perceptual Theories of Emotion: A Representational Proposal. Philosophy of Science 64, 1997, 555-579.

Review of Passion and Reason: Making Sense of our Emotions by Richard and Bernice Lazarus. Philosophical Psychology 9 (3), 1996, 401-404.

Feeling and Representing: Computational Theory and the Modularity of Affect. Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science 105, 1995, 273-301.

Emotion as a Natural Kind: Towards a Computational Foundation for Emotion Theory. Philosophical Psychology 8 (1), 1995, 59-84.

Should Compassion be Included in Codes of Ethics for Physicians, with Paul Dick MD, FRCPS. Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 28 (7), 1995, 415-418.

Bill C-203: A Post-Mortem Analysis of the "Right to Die" Legislation that Died, with Peter A. Singer MD, FRCPS. Canadian Medical Association Journal 148 (10), 1993, 1705-1708.