Department of Philosophy
Dr. Bashshar Haydar 

Professor of Philosophy
Email: bahji[at]
Ext. 4268

BA AUB 1985, MA/PhD Columbia University 1996

Research Interests:
Moral/Political Philosophy and Aesthetics.


  • "The Normative Implications of Benefitting from Injustice" (co-written with Gerhard Overland) The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 31, Issue 4, November 2014
  • “The Consequence of Rejecting the Moral Relevance of the Doing-Allowing Distinction,” Utilitas (2010) 22: 222-227.  
  • “Special Responsibility and the Appeal to Cost,” The Journal of Political Philosophy, Volume 17, Number 22, 2009.
  • “The Case Against Faction,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) forthcoming in Philosophy and Literature, Volume 32, Number 2, October 2008.
  •  “Politics, Literature, and Character,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) Philosophy and Literature, Volume 32, Number 1, April 2008.
  •  “Literature, Value, and Knowledge,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) Philosophy and Literature, Volume 31, Number 1, April 2007.
  • “The Ethics of Fighting Terror and the Priority of Citizens,” Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2005.
  • “Irreversible Generalism: A Reply to George Dickie,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) The British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 45, No 3, July 2005.
  • “Extreme Poverty and Global Responsibility,” Metaphilosophy, Vol. 36, Nos. 1/2, Jan. 2005.
    This article was reprinted in Global Institutions and Responsibilities: Achieving Global Justice, Eds. Christian Barry and Thomas Pogge, Blackwell Publishing, 2005.
  • “The Good the Bad and the Funny: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Humor,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) The Monist, Vol. 88, January 2005.
  • “Aesthetic Principles,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) British Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 43, No.2, April 2003.
  • “The Moral Relevance of Cost,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 112, No. 2, January 2003.
  • “Forced Supererogation and Deontological Restrictions,” Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2002.
  • “Consequentialism and the Doing-Allowing Distinction” Utilitas Vol.14. No. 1, March 2002.
  • “Narrative Art and Moral Knowledge,” (co-written with Oliver Conolly) British Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2001.
Dr. Bashshar Haydar

Professor of Philosophy

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