|Research Interests (in no particular order):
Metaethics & Moral Phenomenology
Terry and I are recipients of a John Templeton Foundation Grant in support of our writing a book in progress, Illuminating Reasons: An Essay in Moral Phenomenology. This grant also supports a conference to be held in Tucson, October 16-18, featuring nine talks that will be streamed live.
WiNE & OSNE
A selection of papers from the Workshop is published by Oxford University Press.
"The Perfect Duty to Oneself as an Animal Being", in Kant's Tugendlehre, A. Trampota, O. Sensen, and J. Timmermann (eds.), Berlin and New York: de Gruyter (2013): 2210243.
"A. C. Ewing's First and Second Thoughts in Metaethics", with Jonas Olson, in Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing, T. Hurka (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2011): 183-211.
"The Moral Significance of Gratitude in Kant's Ethics", with Houston Smit, Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (2011): 295-325.
"Toward a Sentimentalist Deontology", In Moral Psychology, vol. 3, Walter-Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2008.
"What Can Moral Phenomenology Tell Us about Moral Objectivity?" with Terry Horgan. In Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Relativism in Ethics, E.R. Paul, F.D. Miller, and J. Paul (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2008.
"Moorean Moral Phenomenology", with Terry Horgan. In Moorean Themes in Epistemology and Ethics, S. Nuccetelli & G. Seay (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2007.
"Ethical Objectivity, Humanly Speaking: Reflection on Putnam's Ethics without Ontology", Contemporary Pragmatism, 2007.
"Cognitivist Expressivism", with Terry Horgan. In Metaethics after Moore, T. Horgan & M. Timmons (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2006.
"The Categorical Imperative and Universalizability", in Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: New Interpretations, Christoph Horn & Dieter Schonecker (eds.), de Gruyter, 2006.
"Expressivism, Yes! Relativism, No!" , with Terry Horgan. In Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. I., R. Shafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2006.
"Moral Phenomenology and Moral Theory", with Terry Horgan. Philosophical Issues 15, 2005.