Research

My dissertation focused on meta-normative issues surrounding reasons. I’m broadly interested in ethics and epistemology and in how to put insights from ethics and epistemology to work in applied ethics and in aesthetics.

My PhilPapers profile includes abstracts and links to PDFs of my published work. The links below go to the PhilPapers entries for my publications.

Journal Publications:

Forthcoming

  1. Epistemic Instrumentalism and the Reason to Believe in Accord with the Evidence. Synthese. forthcoming.

  2. In Defense of Comic Pluralism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. forthcoming.

Published

  1. A Partial Defense of Permissivism. Ratio 30 (1):57-71. 2017.

  2. Checking the Neighborhood: A Reply to DiPaolo & Behrends on Promotion. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. 2016.

  3. Fairness and the Strengths of Agents’ Claims. Utilitas 28 (3):347-360. 2016.

  4. How You Can Reasonably Form Expectations When You’Re Expecting. Res Philosophica 92 (2):1-12. 2015.

  5. On Durant Drake’s ‘May Belief Outstrip Evidence?’. Ethics 125 (2):536-539. 2015.

  6. Problems for Pure Probabilism About Promotion (and a Disjunctive Alternative). Philosophical Studies 172 (5):1371-1386. 2015.

  7. Reasons and Promotion. Philosophical Issues: A Supplement to Noûs 25 (1):98-122. 2015.

  8. Reasons Wrong and Right. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97 (2):371-399. 2015.

  9. Nothing but the Evidential Considerations? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (2):1-19. 2015.

  10. Schroeder on the Wrong Kind of Reasons Problem for Attitudes. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 7:1-8. 2013.

Reviews:

  1. Motivational Internalism. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. 2015.

Teaching

A list of courses taught, past, present, and future. For a full teaching portfolio, including syllabi, a statement on pedagogy, and student/peer evaluations, please contact me.

Future Teaching:

  • Philosophy of Law (Fall 2017)
  • Moral Theory (Fall 2017)
  • Seminar on Ethics (Spring 2018, specific topic TBD)

Present Teaching:

  • Seminar on Virtue Epistemology & Epistemic Injustice (Course Link)

Past Teaching:

  • Philosophy of Art
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Seminar on Epistemic Value and Normativity
  • Seminar on Reasons
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Honors Introduction to Ethics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Rawls and His Critics
  • Research Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Introduction to Ethics and Metaethics
  • Experience and Reality
  • Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense

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