I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at New York University. Starting fall 2019, I will be an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California. Before coming to NYU, I received a BPhil from Oxford in 2015 and an AB from Princeton in 2013.
I work mostly on questions in normative ethics and the theory of value. My interests in those areas include the ethics of population, distribution, and risk; incommensurable and vague value relations; the normative significance of various cognitive biases and violations of expected utility theory; and the nature, content, and importance of well-being. I am also interested in reasons, propositions, and questions.
You can email me at email@example.com.
- An Intrapersonal Addition Paradox. Manuscript.
- Hopes, Fears, and Other Grammatical Scarecrows. The Philosophical Review, forthcoming.
- Normative Reasons as Reasons Why We Ought. Mind, forthcoming.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Transitivity of Better Than. Noûs, forthcoming (Early View 2017): doi:10.1111/nous.12198
- Priority, Not Equality, for Possible People. Ethics, 127(4), July 2017: 896-911.
- Status Quo Bias, Rationality, and Conservatism about Value. Ethics 125(2), January 2015: 449-76.
- A Counterexample to Parfit's Rule Consequentialism. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 6(2), 2012: 1-10.
Competitive debate got me interested in philosophy when I was in high school. I now run Victory Briefs: we publish debate handbooks and direct summer workshops in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. I have written about teaching philosophy through Lincoln-Douglas debate (Teaching Philosophy 36(3), 2013: 271-89) with Peter van Elswyk, Ben Holguin, and Ryan Davis.
I am a member of Giving What We Can.