I expect to earn my PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of California Santa Barbara by August 2019. I am a Moral Theorist – conducting research at the intersection of Metaethics, Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology, and Applied Ethics. 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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Dissertation Research

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.

My dissertation, An Account of Unified Moral Assessment, examines the patterns of moral assessment typically employed in response to a number of puzzling moral phenomena. I argue that a proper understanding of the conceptual relationships between them reveals underlying unity to these patterns, providing evidence for a new moral framework. I construct the backbone for a novel moral framework, which unifies prima facie contradictory morally evaluations. I rely on distinctions that widen the realm of possible moral evaluations available to moral judges. Despite the many puzzles in moral theory with no apparent unified solution, I argue that solving one puzzle need not preclude providing satisfactory solutions to another, even when those puzzles stem from apparent tensions between contradicting moral frameworks, such as those between consequentialism and deontology or between proponents of absolute duties and pro tanto duties.

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