Dr Holly Lawford-Smith is interested in collective action problems and coordination problems, political decision-making and practical reasoning, state agency, climate change, non-ideal theory, ought implies can, political possibility, feasibility constraints, and in general questions about human psychological and cultural malleability, and how it affects the chances of political reform.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. “Benefiting from Failures to Address Climate Change”, Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. 'Non-Ideal Accessibility', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (2013), 653-669.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. 'Understanding Political Feasibility', Journal of Political Philosophy 21/3 (2013), pp. 243-259.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. 'The Motivation Question: Arguments from Justice, and from Humanity', British Journal of Political Science 42 (2012), pp. 661-678.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. 'The Feasibility of Collectives' Action', Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90/3 (2012), pp. 453-467.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. 'Ideal Theory: A Reply to Valentini.' Journal of Political Philosophy (Vol. 18, No. 3, 2010, pp. 357-368).