Boxill works in social and political philosophy and African American philosophy.
He is the author of Blacks and Social Justice (1984), and is
currently finishing a book, Boundaries and Justice, on international
ethics and distributive justice. Sample publications: "Morality of
Reparations," Social Theory and Practice (1972); "Self-Respect and
Protest," Philosophy and Public Affairs (1976); "The Morality of Preferential
Hiring," Philosophy and Public Affairs (1978); "Sexual Blindness and
Sexual Equality," Social Theory and Practice (1980); "How Injustice
Pays," Philosophy and Public Affairs (1980); "Global Equality of Opportunity,"
Social Philosophy and Policy (1987); "Equality, Discrimination and Preferential
Treatment," in A Companion to Ethics, ed. by Singer (1990);
"Wilson and the Underclass," Ethics (1990); "Dignity, Slavery and
the 13th Amendment," in The Constitution of Rights, ed. by
Meyer and Parent (1992); "Two Traditions in African American Political Thought,"
Philosophical Forum (1993); "On Some Criticisms of Consent
Theory," Journal of Social Philosophy (1993); "The Culture of Poverty,"
Social Philosophy and Policy (1994); "Fear and Shame as
forms of moral suasion in the thought of Frederick Douglass, Transactions
of the Charles S. Peirce Society (1995); "Washington, DuBois, and Plessy
v. Ferguson," Law and Philosophy (1997); "Power and Poverty, the Prospects
for World Peace," in Philosophical Perspecitves on Power and Domination,
ed. by Bove and Kaplan (1998).