I received my BA from the University of Oregon, and an MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I taught at Rutgers University for three years and at The American University of Beirut for seven years, before joining the philosophy department at CSULA in fall 2009.
I am interested in both the history of moral philosophy and contemporary ethical theory. I also have worked on issues in applied ethics, and I’m intrigued by recent empirical approaches to moral philosophy. To access some of the papers listed below, and my non-philosophy writings (including “Two-Year in Hell”), click here.
|The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory, Oxford University Press, 2006|
|"Respect for the Unworthy," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming|
|"Stigmatization and Denormalization as Public Health Policies: Some Kantian Thoughts," Bioethics, forthcoming|
|"Perfected Humanity: Nature's Final End and the End in Itself," in Politics and Teleology in Kant, eds. Paul Formosa, Avery Goldman, and Tatiana Patrone, forthcoming|
|"Humanity as an Idea, as an Ideal, and as an End in Itself," Kantian Review, volume 18, no. 2, July 2013|
|"A Plausible Kantian Argument Against Moralism," Social Theory and Practice, vol. 38, no. 4, October 2012|
|"Moral Education and the Ideal of Humanity," Kant and Education, eds. Klas Roth and Chris Surprenant, Routledge, 2011|
|"Does Neuroscience Undermine Deontology?" Neuroethics, vol. 3, no. 1, April 2010|
|"The Formula of Humanity as an End in Itself," in Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2009|
|"Glasgow's Conception of Kantian Humanity," Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 45, no. 2, April 2008|
|"Building Moral Robots," The International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 2, no. 2, 2004|
|"Cummiskey’s Kantian Consequentialism," Utilitas, vol. 12, no 3, March 2000|
|"A Defense of Constrained Maximization," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, vol. 36, no. 3, Summer 1997|
|"What Should We Treat as an End in Itself?" Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 77, no. 4, December 1996|