Ethical theory, applied ethics, social philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of economics, philosophy of sex and love
Areas of graduate supervision
- Ethical theory
- Applied ethics
- Social philosophy
- Philosophy of economics
- Philosophy of sex and love
- Ethics of AI
- Values in science
generally. Particular topics
My first book Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015) addresses the question: How should we reason morally in a pluralistic world, in which we share multiple values (honesty, fairness, benevolence etc.) but interpret and prioritize these in different ways?
I also work in philosophy of sex and love, and my most recent book Philosophy of Sex and Love: An Opinionated Introduction (Routledge Press, 2019), explores basic issues surrounding sex and love in today’s world, such as consent, objectification, non-monogamy, racial stereotyping, and the need to reconcile contemporary expectations about gender equality with our beliefs about how love works.
- Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015).
- "Value Pluralism and the Foundations of Normative Law and Economics: The Case of Threshold Deontology," forthcoming in Magdalena Małecka and Peter Cserne, eds., Law and Economics as Interdisciplinary Practice (Routledge).
Selected grants, fellowships, awards
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant, $60,669, 2011-2014. Project: Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World.
- University of Waterloo, Outstanding Performance Award, for outstanding contribution in research and teaching, 2009, 2016.
- Philosophy of Economics
- Sex, Dementia, and Consent
- The Ethics of Deception in Caregiving: A Patient-Centered Approach