James Mahon

James Mahon James Mahon (B.A., Trinity College, Dublin; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Duke University) is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman College. His fields of interest are moral philosophy, the history of moral philosophy, and early modern philosophy. He was Chair of the Department of Philosophy from 2015 to 2018. Prior to coming to Lehman College, he was Head of the Department of Philosophy at Washington & Lee University. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (2003), a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University (2006-2007), a Visiting Researcher at Yale Law School (2011-2012), and a Lecturer in the Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University (2011-2012). He is a Visiting Instructor at Yale Summer Session (2013–present).

E-mail: james.mahon@lehman.cuny.edu
Office: Carman 259B

Recent Publications

  • "Why Deception is Worse than Coercion", cutura & psyché: Journal of Cultural Psychology (forthcoming)
  • "Murderer at the Switch: Thomson, Kant, and The Trolley Problem," in Death and Anti-Death, Vol. 19: One Year After Judth Jarvis Thomson (1929-2020) (Ria University Press, 2022)
  • "Novels Never Lie," British Journal of Aesthetics 59 (2019)
  • "Contemporary Approaches to Lying," in The Oxford Handbook of Lying, ed. Jorg Meibauer (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • "Classical Philosophical Approaches to Lying and Deception," in The Oxford Handbook of Lying (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • "Secrets vs. Lies: Is There a Moral Asymmetry?", in Lying: Language, Knowledge, and Ethics, eds. Andreas Stokke and Eliot Michaelson (Oxford University Press, 2018)