Associate Professor Tim Dare

BA, LLB(Hons), M.Jur (Dist) (Auckland), PhD (Alberta)

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Head of Disciplinary Area » Philosophy

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Biography

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Associate Professor,
  • Head of Department

Previous appointments

1990-1992 Lecturer in Philosophy and Law, Victoria University of Wellington

1987 Solicitor, Shieff, Angland, Dew, Auckland

1984-1987, Judges Clerk, High of New Zealand

 

Research interests


Applied and professional ethics, Legal ethics, Philosophy of Law, Medical ethics, Ethical Analysis of Predictive Risk Modelling

 

Research | Current

  • Applied and professional ethics,
  • Legal ethics,
  • Philosophy of Law,
  • Medical ethics,
  • Ethical Analysis of Predictive Risk Modelling

Research specialties:

  • Professional and Applied Ethics:
  • Legal Ethics: I have published widely on legal ethics and continue research in the area.  I have been identified as a key figure the development of a new sub-discipline withinin legal ethics - 'philosophical legal ethics' - my contribution to which has been an analysis of lawyers' role-differentiated ethical obligations and permissions 
  • Roles and obligation: My work on the relation between lawyers' obligations and their roles has led to a  broader research interest into the centrality of roles to moral obligation.
  • Philosophy of Law: I am interested in the way in which rules function as reasons for action; the plausibility of broadly positivist theories of law, and in the way in which jurisprudence plays out in ethical analysis of law. I have recently published on Ronald Dworkin's argument from theoretical disagreement..
  • Medical Ethics: I have a number of non-research roles on clinical ethics committees and write on issues which I encounter in those roles.
  • Philosophical methodology: I am the co-author (with Dr Justine Kingsbury of the University of Waikato) of a paper on the Burden of Proof. Dr Kingsbury and I have also written a linked paper on the uses of scientific data in philosophical argument.
  • Predictive Risk Modelling: I have recently completed a major research project for the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development, providing an ethical analysis of the use of predictive risk modelling tools in the child maltreatment area. 

Associate Professor Tim Dare's Research

Teaching | Current

Department: Department of Philosophy

Philosophy
Course Title Availability in 2012
PHIL 217 Philosophy of Law Summer School
PHIL 318 Theory of Applied and Professional Ethics Availability to be advised
PHIL 337 Philosophy of Law Summer School
PHIL 730 Philosophy of Law Not offered in 2012.


Associate Professor Tim Dare's Teaching

Responsibilities

Head of Philosophy

Areas of expertise

Applied and professional ethics, Legal ethics, Philosophy of Law, Medical ethics, Ethical Analysis of Predictive Risk Modelling

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Editorial Board Legal Ethics
  • Book Review Editor Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy
  • Member Clinical Ethics Committees of Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards
  • Member NZ Medical Council Major Transmissible Virus Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Dare, T., Vaithianathan, R., & De Haan, I. (2014). Addressing Child Maltreatment in New Zealand: Is Poverty Reduction Enough?. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46 (9), 989-994. 10.1080/00131857.2014.938450
  • Dare, T. (2014). Disagreement Over Vaccination Programmes: Deep Or Merely Complex and Why Does It Matter?. HEC Forum, 26 (1), 43-57. 10.1007/s10730-013-9227-z
  • Dare, T. (2013). Disagreeing about Disagreement in Law: The Argument from Theoretical Disagreement. Philosophical Topics, 38 (2), 1-15. 10.5840/philtopics201038211
  • vaithianathan, R., Dare, T., Maloney, T., Jiang, N., De Haan, I., Dale, C., & Putnam-Horstein, E. (2012). Vulnerable Children: Can administrative data be used to identify children at risk of adverse outcomes?. ,
  • Dare, T. (2009). The Counsel of Rogues? A Defence of the Standard Conception of the Lawyer's Role. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited. Pages: 182.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14157

Contact details

  • Media Contact

Alternative contact

Correct Location:
ARTS 2
Level 3, Room 207-318
18 SYMONDS ST
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Primary location

ARTS 2
Level 3, Room 207-319
18 SYMONDS ST
Auckland 1010
New Zealand