I’m a moral philosopher based at the Australian National University. Before coming to ANU, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton University, and held tenured lectureships at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Liverpool.
My work covers many topics, including the nature of well-being and its relevance for government policy, environmental philosophy, legal philosophy, bioethics, AI, intergenerational ethics, and space ethics. One of my current projects is a defence of re-wilding and conservationism by appeal to the value of diverse ecosystems and their contribution to well-being.
I have published articles in The Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Utilitas, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, American Philosophical Quarterly, and other journals. Much of my work is accessible via Philpapers.org here.
For latest drafts of the following papers, please email me:
Can We Justify Punishment?
The Ethics of Space Tourism
Making Miserable Beings
Can Artificial Intelligence Be Truly Creative?
The Epistemic Objection to Consequentialism