Dr. Bradford Jean-Hyuk Kim

Areas of specialization: Ancient Chinese Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Areas of competence: Political Philosophy


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Dr. Brad Kim has research interests in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and their global histories. He has taught these subjects at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Auburn University, and the University of Oxford, where he earned his doctorate. For more on Dr. Kim, including his most up-to-date CV and his full list of publications, please visit his PhilPeople page.




(10) “‘Benefit to the World’ and ‘Heaven’s Intent’: The Prospective and Retrospective Aspects of the Mohist Criterion for Rightness”. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.


Early view

(9) “Are the later Mohists preference-satisfaction consequentialists? A discussion of Daniel Stephens’ ‘Later Mohist ethics and philosophical progress in ancient China’”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy.

(8) “Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics on virtue competition”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy.



(7) “Austerity in Mohist ethics”. Analysis 83 (3): 483–92.

(6) “Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics on the Sameness of Friendship and Justice”. Apeiron 56 (3): 395–429.



(5) “The Two Categorizations of Goods in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics”. History of Philosophy Quarterly 38 (4): 297–315.

(4) “Is Aristotelian friendship disinterested?: Aristotle on loving the other for himself and wishing goods for the other’s sake”. European Journal of Philosophy 30 (1): 32–44.



(3) “Aristotle on Friendship and the Lovable”. Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (2): 221–45.

(2) “Aristotle’s NE ix 9 on Why the Happy Person Needs Friends”. Ancient Philosophy 41 (2): 495–518.



(1) “When Aristotelian virtuous agents acquire the fine for themselves, what are they acquiring?”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28 (4): 674–92.