(On Leave: Fall 2015)
Ethics, Metaethics, Aesthetics, Practical Reason
I am interested in the relationship between different kinds of normativity, especially when it comes to sorting out the parallels and differences between practical, moral, and aesthetic normativity. I'm currently developing an account of practical reasoning, with a focus on the relationship between practical reason, morality, and our abilities. On my account, the ‘ought implies can’ principle is false for moral oughts, but has a deeper truth behind it, namely one about how we reason practically. I argue that our abilities don’t constrain morality itself, but they do constrain the kinds of conclusions that we can draw through practical reason.
Introduction to Ethics
Contemporary Ethical Theory
'Ought' Implies 'Can'
"Actions that We Ought, But Can't,"Ratio 27:3 (2014) 316-27.
"Aesthetic Attitude," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy