Ethics, Responsibility, Blame, Moral motivation, Climate change


Eugene Chislenko specializes in moral philosophy and moral psychology, and in related topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, aesthetics, and the history of philosophy, especially Kant and existentialism. 

After receiving his B.A. at Harvard University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, he came to Temple in 2016. His recent work focuses on moral motivation, action and belief against one's own better judgment, blame, and climate change. He is a co-founder of Philosophers for Sustainability, an international group of philosophers working together to encourage philosophers to take leadership on climate change and environmental sustainability.


Selected Publications

  • “A Solution for Buridan’s Ass” (Ethics, 2016)
  • “Moore’s Paradox and Akratic Belief” (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2016)
  • “Blame and Protest” (The Journal of Ethics, 2019)
  • “Akratic Action under the Guise of the Good” (Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2020)
  • “Scanlon’s Theories of Blame” (The Journal of Value Inquiry, 2020)
  • “Causal Blame” (American Philosophical Quarterly, 2021)
  • “The Role of Philosophers in Climate Change" (forthcoming in the Journal of the American Philosophical Association)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Ethical Theory
  • Classics in Moral Philosophy
  • Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Climate Change and Climate Justice