Dr Adam Piovarchy

Research Associate and Managing Editor, Solidarity

Email: adam.piovarchy@nd.edu.au
Phone: 8204 4400

  • Biography

    Adam Piovarchy is a Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame, Australia. He is also the current managing editor of Solidarity: Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics. His research focuses on moral responsibility, the ethics of blame, and the social determinants of our moral decision-making.

    He completed his PhD in Philosophy at The University of Sydney in 2020, and also holds a Masters of Bioethics from Monash University.

  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    • Moral Responsibility
    • Blame
    • Free Will
    • Situationism
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • Piovarchy, A. (forthcoming). What Do We Want From a Theory of Epistemic Blame? Australasian Journal of Philosophy
    • Piovarchy, A. (forthcoming). Situationism, Subjunctive Hypocrisy and Standing to Blame, Inquiry.
    • Piovarchy, A. (2021). A Second-Personal Solution to the Paradox of Moral Complaint, Utilitas, 33(1):111-117.
    • Piovarchy, A. (2020). Responsibility for Testimonial Injustice Philosophical Studies, 178: 597–615.
    • Piovarchy, A. (2020).  Hypocrisy, Standing to Blame and Second-Personal Authority Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 101(4): 603–627.
    • Piovarchy, A. (2020). Blame in the Aftermath of Excused Wrongdoing Public Affairs Quarterly, 34(2): 142–168.
    • Piovarchy, A. (2020). Philosophy’s Undergraduate Gender Gaps and Early Interventions. Ergo, 6: 707–741.
  • Conference Papers

    • 2021  'Pathologies of Blame' - University of Sydney Department of Philosophy Seminar Series
    • 2021  'Pathologies of Blame' -  Sydney Health Ethics Conversation, The University of Sydney
    • 2020  'What Do We Want From A Theory of Epistemic Blame?' - Faculty of Arts Seminar Series, The University of New England
    • 2019  'Hypocrisy, Standing to Blame and Normative Powers' - Annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
    • 2018  'Responsibility for Testimonial Injustice' - Aristotelian Society Open Session, Oxford University
    • 2018  'Responsibility for Testimonial Injustice' - USC/UCLA Graduate Conference, University of Southern California
    • 2018  'Responsibility for Testimonial Injustice' - Conference on Current Trends in Social Epistemology, University of Melbourne
    • 2018  'Situationism, Subjunctive Hypocrisy and Standing to Blame' - Ethics and Atrocity Graduate Conference, The University of Texas, San Antonio
    • 2017  'Situationism, Subjunctive Hypocrisy and Standing to Blame' - University of Sydney, Department of Philosophy weekly departmental seminar
    • 2017  'Situationism, Subjunctive Hypocrisy and Standing to Blame' - Annual conference of the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Committee, University of Queensland
    • 2017  'Blame, When You’d Do the Same?' Obedience and Moral Responsibility' - Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) workshop on Forgiveness, Blame and the Reactive Attitudes, Macquarie University
    • 2017  'Blame, When You’d Do the Same?' - Annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, University of Adelaide.
    • 2017  'Blame, When You’d Do the Same?' - Annual conference of the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Committee, ANU.
    • 2017  'Blame, When You’d Do the Same?' - Annual conference of the Sydney Philosophy of Psychology Society
    • 2016  'Blaming the Excused: Causal Responsibility and Reactive Attitudes' - Annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, Monash University.
    • 2016  'Blaming the Excused: Causal Responsibility and Reactive Attitudes' - Annual conference of the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Committee, University of Adelaide
    • 2016  'Situationism and Agency' - Annual conference of the Sydney Philosophy of Psychology Society
  • Awards

    • 2021. Bursary, Latin America Free Will Project ($2500)
    • 2019. Anderson Junior Research Fellowship, The University of Sydney
    • 2018. Faculty of Arts Teaching Fellowship, The University of Sydney
    • 2018. Lucy Firth Graduate Publication Prize, The University of Sydney ($1000)
    • 2018. Winner, The University of Sydney Faculty of Arts Three Minute Thesis
    • 2018. Conference funding, Bodies of Work ($3900)
    • 2018. Shortlist for Best Postgraduate Paper and Presentation, Annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy
    • 2017. Postgraduate Research Subsidy Scheme, The University of Sydney ($3000)
    • 2017. Grant-in-Aid Travel Scholarship, The University of Sydney ($3500)
    • 2017. Shortlist for Best Postgraduate Paper and Presentation, Annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy
    • 2016. Shortlist for Best Postgraduate Paper and Presentation, Annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy
    • 2016. University of Sydney Dean’s Citation Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • 2015. University Postgraduate Award from the University of Sydney ($94500)