P. Milam PhD (Per-Erik)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am currently an assistant professor of ethics and political philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. 

Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Gothenburg Responsibility Project. 

My research focuses on free will, agency, and moral responsibility, especially the practices by which we hold one another responsible (e.g. blame, apology, and forgiveness).  My future research will extend this theoretical focus to the ethics and politics of technology, with an emphasis on the ability of technology to enhance or diminish our agency and responsibility. 

For more information, please see my CV, my Academia.edu page, or my personal website.


Milam, Per-Erik. under contract. “Forgiveness” in The Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility. Eds. Dana K. Nelkin and Derk Pereboom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Milam, Per-Erik. forthcoming. “Against Elective Forgiveness.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.
Milam, Per-Erik. forthcoming. “Reasons to Forgive.” Analysis.
Milam, Per-Erik. 2017. “In Defense of Non-Reactive Attitudes.” Philosophical Explorations 20.3, 294-307.
Milam, Per-Erik. 2017. “How is Self-Forgiveness Possible?” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98.1, 49-69.
Milam, Per-Erik. 2016. “Reactive Attitudes and Personal Relationships.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 46.1, 102-122.
Larsen, B.A.; Darby, R.S.; Harris, C.R.; Nelkin, D.K.; Milam, P.; Christenfeld, N. 2012. “The Immediate and Delayed Cardiovascular Benefits of Forgiving.” Psychosomatic Medicine 74, 745-50.

Milam, Per-Erik. “Review of Mariam Thalos, A Social Theory of Freedom.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 12 November 2016. 

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Ph.D. Philosophy: University of California, San Diego 2014    
B.A. Philosophy: Pomona College 2005


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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41)
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands