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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Tim Dare

Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy

Professional Website

Tim Dare is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Aucland.

His work in ethics and applied ethics has the common theme of skepticism as to the satisfactoriness of virtue ethics' accounts of obligation.


University of Alberta, Ph.D                                                     University of Auckland, M. Jur.                                   University of Auckland, LL.B.                                            University of Auckland, BA


Professional and Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Medical Ethics


PHIL 342 (INTR 342) Legal Ethics

Selected Publications


  • Professional Ethics and Personal Integrity, eds. Tim Dare and W. Bradley Wendel (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010)
  • The Counsel of Rogues? A Defence of the Standard Conception of the Lawyer's Role. (Ashgate, 2009)

Articles and Book Chapter

  • "Distance, Detachment and Integrity", in Professional Ethics and Personal Integrity, pp. 100-124, 2010
  • "Paternalism in Practice: Informing Patients about Expensive Unfunded Drugs", Dare, T., Findlay, M., Browett, P., Amies, K., Anderson, S., Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (2010), pp. 260-264
  • "Deceiving Third Parties", Journal of Primary Health Care 2 (2010), pp. 84-85
  • "Parental Rights and Medical Decisions", Paediatric Anaesthesia 19 (2009), pp. 947-952
  • "Scoliosis Repair in a Teenager with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy; Who Calls the Shots?" , Dare, T., Miles, F., Paediatric Anaesthesia 19 (2009), pp. 1022-1024
  • "Tom Campbell’s Ethical Positivism", Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 34 (2009), pp. 294-300
  • "Putting the Burden of Proof in its Place: when are Differential Allocations Legitimate", Dare, T., Kingsbury, J., The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 46 (2008), pp. 503-518
  • "Lawyers, Ethics, and To Kill A Mockingbird", Philosophy and Literature 25 (2001), pp. 127-141
  • "Mass Immunisation Programmes: Some Philosophical Issues", Bioethics 12 (1998), pp. 125-149


Professional Activity


Editorial Board, Legal Ethics

Book Review Editor, Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy