Per-Erik Milam


Philosophy and Logic
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Per-Erik Milam

I'm a researcher at the University of Gothenburg. I'm currently working on a project called called "The Limits of Forgiveness" which is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Prior to this, I was an assistant professor of ethics and political philosophy at the University of Twente, a postdoctoral fellow with the Gothenburg Responsibility Project, and a visiting assistant professor at Oakland University. I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego in 2014, where my supervisor was Dana Nelkin.

I study free will, agency, and moral responsibility. I’m particularly interested in practices like blame, apology, and forgiveness that we use to address and resolve moral conflicts.


Milam, Per-Erik. forthcoming. “Permission, Blame, and Forgiveness.” Australasian Philosophical Review 3.1.

Milam, Per-Erik. forthcoming. “Forgiving and Ceasing to Blame” in Conflict and Resolution: The Ethics of Forgiveness, Revenge, and Punishment. Eds. Paula Satne and Krisanna Scheiter. Springer

Milam, Per-Erik. forthcoming. “Forgiveness” in The Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility. Eds. Dana K. Nelkin and Derk Pereboom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Milam, Per-Erik. 2019. “Reasons to Forgive.” Analysis 79.2, 242-251.

Brey, P., Gauttier S., and Milam, P. 2019. “Harmful Internet Use: Part II: Impact on Society.” European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). PE 624.269.

Milam, Per-Erik and Luke Brunning. 2018. “Oppression, Forgiveness, and Ceasing to Blame.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 14.2, 143-178.

Milam, Per-Erik. 2018. “Against Elective Forgiveness.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21.3, 569-584.

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.