c2021 Duty Under Doubt: Deontological Decision-Making with Imperfect Information, under contract with Oxford University Press
2015 Sparing Civilians. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Symposium on Sparing Civiliansonline now in Law and Philosophy.
Edited Volumes and Symposia
2018 The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Co-Editor, with Helen Frowe).
2017 Symposium on Ethics and Decision Theory. Ethics(guest editor), accepted 12/10/2016
2014 The Morality of Defensive War. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Co-Editor, with Cécile Fabre)
2011 Symposium on Jeff McMahan's Killing in War. Ethics(guest editor)
2019 ‘Duty and Doubt', Journal of Practical Ethics, accepted 3/11/2018
2019 ‘Deontological Decision Theory and the Grounds of Subjective Permissibility’, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, accepted 22/10/2018
2019 ‘Self-Ownership and Agent-Centred Options’, Social Philosophy and Policy, accepted 26/8/2018
2019 'Accommodating Options', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 100/1, 233-255
2019 ‘Moral Status and Agent-Centred Options’, Utilitas, 31/1, 83-105
2019 'Axiological Absolutism and Risk' (with Chad Lee-Stronach), Noûs, 53/1, 97-113
2018 'Limited Aggregation and Risk', Philosophy & Public Affairs, 46/2, 117-159
2018 'Moral Sunk Costs', Philosophical Quarterly, 68/273, 841-861
2018 'Strengthening Moral Distinction' (response to symposium on Sparing Civilians), Law and Philosophy, 37/3, 327-349
2018 'In Dubious Battle: Uncertainty and the Ethics of Killing', Philosophical Studies, 175/4, 859-883
2017 'Risky Killing: How Risks Worsen Violations of Objective Rights', Journal of Moral Philosophy, 16/1, 1-26
2017 'Deontological Decision Theory and Agent-Centred Options', Ethics, 127/3, 579-609
2017 'Response: Limiting Defensive Rights', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34/1, 19-23
2017 'Proxy Battles in Just War Theory: Jus in Bello, the Site of Justice, and Feasibility Constraints' (with Laura Valentini), Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, volume 3
2017 'Evaluating the Revisionist Critique of Just War Theory', Daedalus, 146/1, 113-124
2017 'Just War Theory: Revisionists Vs Traditionalists', Annual Review of Political Science, 20, 37-54
2017 'Anton's Game: Deontological Decision Theory for an Iterated Decision Problem', Utilitas, 29/1, 88-109
2016 'Complicity, Collectives, and Killing in War', Law and Philosophy, 35/4, 365-389
2016 'The Justification of Associative Duties', Journal of Moral Philosophy, 13/1, 28-55
2016 'Authorization and the Morality of War', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 94/2, 211-226
2015 'Risky Killing and the Ethics of War', Ethics, 126/1, 91-117
2015 'Authority, Oaths, Contracts, and Uncertainty in War', Thought, 4/1, 52–58
2014 'Necessity and Noncombatant Immunity', Review of International Studies, 40/1, 53-76
2013 'Associative Duties and the Ethics of Killing in War', Journal of Practical Ethics, 1/1, 3-48
2012 'Necessity in Self-Defense and War', Philosophy & Public Affairs, 40/1, 3-44
2011 'Introduction', Ethics, 122/1, 8-9
2010 'A Liberal Defence of (Some) Duties to Compatriots', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 27/3, 246-257
2010 'The Responsibility Dilemma for Killing in War: A Review Essay', Philosophy & Public Affairs, 38/2, 180-213
2009 'Responsibility, Risk, & Killing in Self-Defense', Ethics, 119/4, 699-728
2009 'Debate: Do Associative Duties Really Not Matter?', Journal of Political Philosophy, 17/1, 90-101
2009 'The Nature & Disvalue of Injury', Res Publica, 15/3, 289-304
2008 'Corrective Justice & the Possibility of Rectification', Ethical Theory & Moral Practice, 11/4, 355–68
Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Edited Volumes
2018 'The Ethics of War', (with Helen Frowe) The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War,Seth Lazar & Helen Frowe (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press.
2018 'Method in the Morality of War', The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War,Seth Lazar & Helen Frowe (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press.
2016 'War', Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Zalta (ed.), Spring 2016 edition: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/war/
2016 'War's Endings and the Structure of Just War Theory', The Ethics of War,Sam Rickless and Saba Bazargan (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press
2016 'Travel, Friends, and Killing', in Philosophers Take on the World, Edmonds (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 25-27
2016 'The Associativist Account of the Ethics of War', Global Political Theory, David Held and Pietro Maffettone (eds.), Cambridge: Polity, 158-179
2016 'Liability and the Ethics of War: A Reply to Strawser and McMahan', The Ethics of Self-Defence, Coons and Weber (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, 292-304
2014 'National Defence, Self-Defence, and the Problem of Political Aggression', in The Morality of Defensive War, Lazar and Fabre (eds.),Oxford: Oxford University Press, 9-37
2013 'War', International Encyclopaedia of Ethics, Lafollette (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell (8000 words)
2013 'Just War Theory', Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, Joel Krieger (ed.), Oxford University Press (3,500 words)
2012 'Scepticism about Jus Post Bellum', Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law" Larry May and Andrew Forcehimes (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 204-22
2012 'The Morality and Law of War', Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law, Andrei Marmor (ed.), London: Routledge, 364-79
2014 Cécile Fabre's Cosmopolitan War, Ethics,124:2, 406-412, (3,500 words)
2011 'War: Essays in Political Philosophy', Review, Mind, 120:479, 895-901 (3,000 words)
2019 Public Submission (with Bob Williamson and the Australian Academy of Science) to the DIIS consultation on Australia's Ethical Framework for AI.
2018 Invited Public Submission to Defense Innovation Board consultation on AI policy principles for the US Department of Defense.
2016 'Should Civilians be Spared?' Examining Ethics, podcast available at http://examiningethics.org/2016/09/12-seth-lazar-sparing-civilians/.
2014 On Human Shields, Boston Review, http://www.bostonreview.net/world/seth-lazar-human-shields
2014 'Sparing Civilians in War' Philosophy Bites, interview by Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds. Released 19/7/2014. 85,613 downloads as of 12/7/16.
2013 The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer Soldiers: Response to McMahan, Boston Review, http://www.bostonreview.net/forum/moral-wounds/seth-lazar-moral-wounds-lazar
2012 'Seth Lazar on Self-Defense in War' Public Ethics Radio, Christian Barry (ed.), Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
2016 Academy of Social Sciences of Australia Early Career Researcher Commendation
2011 American Philosophical Association Frank Chapman Sharp memorial prize for the best unpublished monograph on the philosophy of war & peace
Biennial prize ($1500). Awarded for monograph derived from unpublished chapters of thesis
2009 Res PublicaPostgraduate Essay Prize for 2008
Prize (£100) awarded for my paper 'The Nature & Disvalue of Injury'
2008 Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference Postgraduate Essay Prize
Prize (fees & expenses) awarded for paper 'Risk & Responsibility', judged best postgraduate essay
2007 Social Science Division Teaching Excellence Award (Category A)
£1500 award funded by Higher Education Funding Council for England, for outstanding teaching Only 5 awards in the department of politics, only one to graduate student
02-03 Harvard University, Frank Knox Fellowship
Scholarship totalling approx. $50,000 for year of study at Harvard
00-02 Wadham College, Schools Prize & Junior Scholarship
Prize for Wadham's highest ever mark in English final essay (84%). Scholarship for 1stin prelims.
2018 ANU Grand Challenge Program (Up to $8m)
'Humanising Machine Intelligence'. Project Lead. Other team members: Jenny Davis, Toni Erskine, Marcus Hutter, Colin Klein, Idione Meneghel, Katie Steele, Sylvie Thiébaux, Bob Williamson, Lexing Xie. For information see hmi.anu.edu.au
2016 ARC DP17 Award ($335,000)
'Ethics and Risk'. Lead CI. Other CIs and PIs: Buchak (Berkeley); Steele (ANU); Hájek (ANU); Jackson (ANU); Pettit (ANU).
2014 CASS Research Committee Conference Support ($12,000) (for 'Ethics and Probability')
2013 ARC DECRA13 Award (2013: $119,000, 2014: $122,000, 2015: $125,000)
'Justifying War'. Sole CI.
2013 CASS Short Term Visitor Grants ($5,000 and $2,500)(for work on DP15 proposal)
2013 RSSS Strategic Conference Support ($15,000) (for 'Feasibility and the Ethics of War')
2013 CASS Internal Grants Conference Support ($6,000) (for 'Feasibility and the Ethics of War')
2012 RSSS Conference Travel Award ($2500)(for travel—see below)
2012 CASS Pilot Hub Award ($5,000)(for travel—see below)
06-10 John Fell OUP Research Fund Award, Department of Politics, Society for Applied Philosophy, Mind Association Major Conference Grant, (all together £8,000), Oxford University Vice-Chancellors' Fund Award (£1,650), Department of Politics, Cyril Foster, Winchester & Norman Chester Funds (£950), St Peter's College (£1,100)
05-08 Arts & Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Fellowship (c. £60,000)
04-06 St Peter's College & Department of Politics, Graduate Studentship (c. £20,000)