My research in Moral Theory deals with topics at the intersections of of Metaethics, Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology, and Applied Ethics. Currently a lecturer for the Department of Philosophy at University of Colorado Boulder, I recently completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of California Santa Barbara. I also conduct research on marginalization in the profession of philosophy as the Co-Director of the Demographics in Philosophy Project
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These wonderful narrations inspired me with strange feelings. Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle, and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike. — Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.
In my dissertation, titled An Account of Unified Moral Assessment, I argue that rejecting vindicatory accounts of justification positions me to unify apparently contradictory patterns of moral assessment observed in dilemma cases, and, furthermore, makes room for straightforward solutions to many of the most challenging puzzles in ethics. I propose that the proper understanding of the conceptual relationships between various puzzling moral phenomena and their corresponding moral assessments reveals underlying unity in our patterns of assessment, providing evidence for a new moral framework.
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