My research lies at the intersection of ethics and moral psychology. Much of my work focuses on the nature and ethics of blame and the reactive attitudes more broadly, but I also have interests in the structure of practical rationality.
You can find my list of publications, along with abstracts and (where available) downloadable drafts, to the right.
I have two new works in progress that are nearing completion and will be added soon. One paper focuses on articulating the wrong of blame without standing. I have presented this work at the APA Central Division Meeting, Northwestern University, and Princeton University. In the second paper, I shift focus to praise, offering a novel defense of the claim that we do not owe gratitude to others for merely doing what we have a right to them doing. This paper is slated to appear in The Moral Psychology of Gratitude edited by Roberts C. Roberts and Daniel Telech and published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Eds: Mark Timmons. Oxford University Press. Vol. 7. (Forthcoming)
The Routledge Handbook of Practical Reason. Eds: Ruth Chang and Kurt Sylvan. New York: Routledge. (Forthcoming)
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 90 (3): 546-569. 2015.
In Randolph Clarke, Michael McKenna & Angela Smith (eds.), The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays, Oxford University Press. pp. 211-236. 2015.
In D. Justin Coates & Neal A. Tognazzini (eds.), Blame: Its Nature and Norms, Oxford University Press. pp. 141-161. 2013.
Philosophical Studies, 165 (3): 893-914. 2013.
Philosophical Studies, 152 (1):81-102. 2011.
Philosophical Papers, 39 (3):373-399. 2010.
I regularly teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics. More recently, I have been working on adding several "skills-based" courses to my teaching repertoire, including a writing intensive sophomore/junior writing seminar and a critical thinking class. Below, you will find a recent list of courses that I have taught (or will teach in the near future) and where available, course syllabi.