Research Interests (in no particular order):
One of my next projects is to write a book-length guide to Kant's Doctrine of Virtue that I have just begun composing.
Sorin Baiasu and I are editing a collection of 44 newly written essays by renowned scholars covering a vast range of topics from the entire Kantian corpus entitled The Kantian Mind to be published by Routledge Press.
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 supported a conference that was held in Tucson, October 16-18, featuring eight talks and streamed live.
WiNE & OSNE
A selection of papers from the Workshop is published by Oxford University Press.
"The Good, the Bad, and the Badass: Reflections on the Descriptive Adequacy of Kant's Conception of Moral Evil," in Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics, New York: Oxford University Press (2017).
"The Phenomenology of Kantian Respect for Persons," with Uriah Kriegel. In Respect, R. Dean and O. Sensen (eds.). Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
"The Phenomenology of Moral Authority," with Terry Horgan In New Essays on Moral Skepticism, D. Muchaca (ed.). Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
"Exploring Intuitions on Moral Twin Earth: A Reply to Sonderholm," with Terry Horgan. Theoria (2015): 1-21
“Emulation, Love of Honor, and the Devilish Vices," with Houston Smit. Essays on Kant’s Lectures on Ethics, Lara Denis and Oliver Sensen (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2015): 256-276.
“Modest Quasi-Realism and the Problem of Deep Moral Error," with Terry Horgan. Essays on the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn, Michael Smith and Robert Johnson (eds.). Oxford University Press, (2015): 190-209.
"Ethical Conservatism and the Psychology of Moral Luck," with Shaun Nichols and Theresa Lopez. In Empirically Informed Ethics, M. Christen, J. Fischer, J. Huppenbauer, C. Tanner, & C. van Schaik, eds., Springer (2013): 160-17.
"Reflections on the Project, Problems, and Promise of Moral Phenomenology," In Prolegomenon to Moral Phenomenology, M. Khodadadi, ed. Tehran: Qoqnoos Publications (2013). (Trans. and published in Farsi.
"Kant’s Grounding Project in the Doctrine of Virtue," with Houston Smit. In Kant on Practical Justification: New Interpretations. M. Timmons and S. Baiasu (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013): 229-268.
"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.