Professor of Philosophy

Philosopher & Author

Authored Books:

Gregg D. Caruso (under contract). Unjust Deserts: Free Will, Punishment, Criminal Justice. New York: Cambridge University Press.    

 

Gregg D. Caruso (2012). Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
 

Short Books:

Gregg D. Caruso. (2017). Public Health and Safety: The Social Determinants of Health and Criminal Behavior. UK: ResearchLinks Books.

 

Edited Books:

Elizabeth Shaw, Derk Pereboom, and Gregg D. Caruso (eds.) (forthcoming). Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society. New York: Cambridge University Press. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan (eds.) (2018). Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso (ed.) (2018). Ted Honderich on Consciousness, Determinism, and Humanity. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Gregg D, Caruso (ed.) (2014). Science and Religion: 5 Questions. London: Automatic/VP Press. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso (ed.) (2013). Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Langham, MD: Lexington Books. 


Edited Journal Special Issues:

Focquaert, Farah, Derk Pereboom, Gregg D. Caruso, and Elizabeth Shaw. 2018. Justice Without Retribution. Neuroethics


Journal Articles and Book Chapters:                                            

Gregg D. Caruso (forthcoming). "Free Will Skepticism and Its Implications: An Argument for Optimism," in Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society, (eds.) Elizabeth Shaw, Derk Pereboom, and Gregg D. Caruso. 


Gregg D. Caruso, Elizabeth Shaw, and Derk Pereboom (forthcoming). "Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society: An Overview," in ​Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society, (eds.) Elizabeth Shaw, Derk Pereboom, and Gregg D. Caruso. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso (forthcoming). "The Public Health-Quarantine Model," in Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility, eds. Dana Nelkin and Derk Pereboom. New York: Oxford University Press. 

 

Earp, Brian D., Jim A.C. Everett, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Gregg D. Caruso, Azim Shariff, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (forthcoming). "Determined to Be Humble? Exploring the Relationship Between Belief in Free Will and Humility.Philosophical Psychology


Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Consciousness, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility," in The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness, ed. Rocco J. Gennaro, pp.78-91. London: Routledge.


Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Justice Without Retribution: An Epistemic Argument Against Retributive Criminal Publishment," Neuroethics​. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Skepticism about Moral Responsibility," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. [Web link]


Derk Pereboom & Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Hard-Incompatibilist Existentialism: Neuroscience, Punishment, and Meaning in Life," in Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience, eds. Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan, pp.193-222. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Owen Flanagan & Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Neuroexistentialism: Third-Wave Existentialism" in Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience, eds. Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan, pp.1-22. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Origination, Moral Responsibility, and Life-Hopes: Ted Honderich on Determinism and Freedom" in Ted Honderich on Consciousness, Determinism, and Humanity, ed. Gregg D. Caruso, pp.195-216. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso and Stephen G. Morris (2017). "Compatibilism and Retributive Desert Moral Responsibility: On What is of Central Philosophical and Practical Importance" ​Erkenntnis. DOI 10.1007/s10670-016-9846-2. 

Gregg D. Caruso (2017). "Free Will Skepticism and the Question of Creativity: Creativity, Desert, and Self-Creation." Ergo 3 (23): 591-607. 


Gregg D. Caruso (2016). "Free Will Skepticism and Criminal Behavior: A Public Health-Quarantine Model,Southwest Philosophy Review 32 (1). [Presidential Address to the Southwestern Philosophical Society, 2016] 


Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "Free Will Eliminativism: Reference, Error, and Phenomenology," Philosophical Studies 172 (10): 2823-2833.

Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "If consciousness is necessary for moral responsibility, then people are less responsible than we think," Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (7-8): 49-60. 

Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "Precis of Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility," Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (7-8): 7-15. 

Gregg D. Caruso (2014). "Precis of Derk Pereboom's Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life," Science, Religion and Culture 1 (3): 178-201. [Part of a book symposium w/Derk Pereboom, John M. Fischer, and Dana Nelkin] 

Gregg D. Caruso (2014). "(Un)just Deserts: The Dark Side of Moral Responsibility," Southwest Philosophy Review 30 (1): 27-38. 

Gregg D. Caruso (2011). “Compatibilism and the Folk Psychology of Free Will,” in An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, Vol. V, ed. Patricia Hanna, Athens, Greece: ATINER: 215-226.

Gregg D. Caruso (2008). “Consciousness and Free Will: A Critique of the Argument from Introspection,” Southwest Philosophy Review 24, 1 (January): 219-231.  

Gregg D. Caruso (2007). “Realism, Naturalism, and Pragmatism: A Closer Look at the Views of Quine and Devitt,” Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 21: 64-83.

Gregg D. Caruso (2005). “Sensory States, Consciousness, and the Cartesian Assumption,” in Descartes and Cartesianism, eds. Nathan Smith and Jason Taylor, Cambridge Scholars Press: 177-199.

 

Reviews:
"A Review of Bruce Waller's Restorative Free Will," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2016). 

A Review of David Cockburn’s An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind,” Metapsychology 6, 26 (2002).

A Review of Nicholas Humphrey’s How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem,” Philosophical Writings 18, Autumn (2001): 51-53. Reprinted in Metapsychology 5, 46 (2001).


Other:

Daniel C. Dennett and Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Just Deserts: Can we be morally responsible for our actions? Yes, says Daniel Dennett, No, says Gregg Caruso." Aeon, October 4, 2018. 


Owen Flanagan and Gregg D. Caruso (2018). "Neuroexistentialism: Owen Flanagan and Gregg D. Caruso on a new search for meaning," The Philosopher's Magazine, Issue 83. 


Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan (2018). "Preface," in Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press. 


Gregg D. Caruso (2017). "Moral Responsibility and the Strike Back Emotion,Syndicate Philosophy, Feb 19, 2017.


Gregg D. Caruso (2017). "The American Law Institute Revises the Model Penal Code,Psychology Today. ​May 26. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso (2016). "Arrested Development," RSA Journal, Issue 2 (2016): 42-46. 


Gregg D. Caruso (2016). "Why Prisoners and Ex-Felons Should Retain the Right to Vote,” Psychology Today. November 6. 


Gregg D. Caruso (2016). "Moral Responsibility and the Strike Back Emotion: Where does the belief in moral responsibility come from?Psychology Today, February 21.  


Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "Kane is Not Able: A Reply to Vicens' 'Self-Forming Actions and Conflicts of Intention'," Southwest Philosophy Review 31 (2).


Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "Justice Without Retribution: Retributivism, Mass Incarceration, and Free Will Skepticism," Psychology Today, December 14.


Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "Neuroscientific Prediction and Free Will," Psychology Today, October, 26, 2015. 


Gregg D. Caruso (2015). "Does Disbelief in Free Will Increase Anti-Social Behavior?Psychology Today, October 16, 2015. 

 

Gregg D. Caruso (2014). "Science, Religion and Culture: New Beginnings,Science, Religion and Culture 1(1): 1-2. 

Gregg D. Caruso (2014). "Preface" and "Introduction" in Science and Religion: 5 Questions, ed. Gregg D. Caruso, New York: Automatic Press/VIP.


Gregg D. Caruso (2013). “Introduction: Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” in Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility, ed. Gregg D. Caruso, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books: 1-16.