Many of these contain live links to help you have access to the articles, but if you have trouble, you can email me for a copy. Or visit my Academia.edu page, which has downloads.
Selected Academic Publications
- “Discursive Epidemiology: Two Models,” the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, Summer 2021. https://academic.oup.com/aristoteliansupp/article-abstract/95/1/115/6312917?redirectedFrom=fulltext
- "Toxic Misogyny and the Limits of CounterSpeech" Fordham Law Review,Vol. 87, May 2019,pp.2433-2452.
- "Toxic Speech: Inoculations and Antidotes," Southern Journal of Philosophy, Spindel Supplement, Vol. 56, December 2018 pp. 1-29.
- “Authority and Gender: Flipping the F-Switch,” Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Article 1, Fall 2018, pp. 1-32.
- “Toxic Speech,” Philosophical Topics, issue on Philosophy of Language, 45: 2, Fall 2017, pp. 139-161.
- “Perpetrators and Social Death: a cautionary tale,” Metaphilosophy, October 2016, Vol. 47, Nos. 4–5, pp. 585-606.
- “‘Listen to What You Say’: Rwanda’s Postgenocide Language Policy,” New England Journal of Public Policy, May 2015, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 1-25.
- “Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: An Integrative Approach.” 2014. In Theorizing Transitional Justice, Claudio Corradetti, Nir Eisikovits, and Jack Rotondi, eds. (London: Ashgate,) forthcoming.
- “Studying Genocide: A Pragmatist Approach to Action-Engendering Discourse.” 2013. In Pragmatism, Law, and Language, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, Graham Hubbs and Douglas Lind, eds. (NY: Routledge,) pp. 152-169.
- “Apologizing for Atrocity: Rwanda and Recognition.” 2013. Justice, Responsibility, and Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict, Alice MacLachlan and Allen Speight, eds., NY: Springer, pp. 159-182.
- “Genocidal Language Games.” 2012. Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech, Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan, eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.174-221.
- “Forgiving Grave Wrongs,” 2010. With Alisa L. Carse. Putting Forgiveness In Perspective, Christopher Allers and Marieke Smit, ed. (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press), pp. 43-65.
- “Epistemic Aspects of Evil: The Three Monkeys meet The Atrocity Paradigm.” 2009. Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card, Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, eds., Lanham MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 35-51.
- "Pornographic Subordination: How Pornography Silences Women." 1999. Feminist Ethics and Politics, Claudia Card, ed. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999), pp. 226-243.
- "Derogatory Terms: Racism, Sexism and the Inferential Role Theory of Meaning," 1999. Language and Liberation: Feminism, Philosophy and Language, Kelly Oliver and Christina Hendricks, eds., Albany NY: SUNY Press, pp. 41-79. Tirrell-1999-DerogatoryTerms.pdf
- "Aesthetic Derogation: Hate Speech, Pornography, and Aesthetic Contexts," 1997. Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection, Jerrold Levinson, ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 283-314.
- "Language and Power," 1997. A Companion to Feminist Philosophy, Alison M. Jaggar and Iris M. Young, editors, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, pp. 139-152.
- "Sexual Dualism and Women's Self-Creation: On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Reading Nietzsche for Feminists." 1994. Nietzsche and the Feminine Peter Burgard, ed. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, pp. 158-182.
- Reprinted in Feminist Interpretations of Friedrich Nietzsche, Kelly Oliver and Marilyn Pearsall, eds. (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1998) pp. 199-224.
- "Definition and Power: Toward Authority Without Privilege," 1993. Hypatia, Vol. 8 No.4 (Fall) pp. 1-34.
- "Reductive and Non-Reductive Simile Theories of Metaphor," The Journal of Philosophy, vol. LXXXVIII, No. 7 (July 1991) pp.337-358.
- "Seeing Metaphor as Seeing-as: Davidson's Positive View of Metaphor," 1991. Philosophical Investigations, 14:2 (April 1991), pp. 143-154.
- "Storytelling and Moral Agency," 1990. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 48:2 (Spring), pp.116-126.
- Reprinted in Toni Morrison's Fiction: Contemporary Criticism, David L. Middleton, ed. (NY: Garland Publishing, 1996) p. 3-25.
- "Extending: The Structure of Metaphor," 1989. Nous XXIII (March), pp.17-34.
News Analysis, Blogs, etc.
"Words Matter:Trump Bears a Responsibility for El Paso," The Guardian. 10 August 2019.
“Normalization: Practices Matter,” Open for Debate, U. Cardiff, Wales, UK. 23 Sept 2019.
“Can Speech Kill?” Philosophy Talk, interview, December 10, 2017. KALW radio, Palo Alto, CA.
“On Toxic Speech: Lynne Tirrell’s Night of Philosophy’” The APA Blog, 23 February 2017.
“In Memoriam: Annette Baier,” NewAPPS, invited guest post, 5 November 2012.
Limbaugh Can’t Stop Insulting Women, Even When Pretending to be Contrite, AlterNet, March 5, 2012.
“Focusing Through Tears: What Gov. Sanford Said,” National Public Radio. June 26, 2009. Invited.
“On Forgiveness” in The Viewer’s Guide to“Family Affair”, a film by Chico Colvard. (C-line films, 2010). Invited. Available from www.c-linefilms.com
Media about my work, not by me:
"Our Toxic Speech Epidemic", by Patricia J. Williams, The Nation, April 2019.
"Dopey, Dumb, and Bozo: the language of Trump and why it matters." by Susan Campbell, The Hartford Courant. August 2019. and
Claudia Falconer Card. 1940-2015. Gottlieb, Paula and Tirrell, Lynne (2015) "Remembering Claudia Card: Two Tributes," (individually authored) Feminist Philosophy Quarterly: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 5. Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fpq/vol1/iss2/5
Janet Farrell Smith 1941-2009 Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 82, No. 5 (May, 2009), pp. 205-207. By Lawrence Blum, Jennifer Radden, and Lynne Tirrell.
Douglas Joel Butler, 1957-1991 Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 65, No. 5 (Jan., 1992), pp. 79-80. With Arthur S. Ripstein.