I'm a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Australian National University. In 2019-2020, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton University. Before then, I was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and an Assistant Professor (tenured) at Trinity College Dublin. My research is focused on ethics and political philosophy.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of my papers (published and forthcoming):
1. The Defective Character Solution to the Non-Identity Problem, forthcoming in The Journal of Philosophy.
2. Painlessly Killing Predators, Journal of Applied Philosophy (2020).
3. Unknown Pleasures, Philosophical Studies (2019).
4. Evolutionary Debunking Arguments and Our Shared Hatred of Pain, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2018).
5. Evaluative Beliefs First, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics (2018).
6. A New Defense of Hedonism about Well-Being, Ergo (2016).
7. The Experience Machine, Philosophy Compass (2016).
8. On Susan Wolf's 'Good-For-Nothings', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2015).
9. Consequentialism about Meaning in Life, Utilitas (2015).
10. The Role of Pleasure in Well-Being, in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Well-Being (2015).
11. The Case Against Meat, in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, Oxford University Press (2015).
12. On William James’s ‘Is Life Worth Living?', Ethics (2014).
13. Whole-Life Welfarism, American Philosophical Quarterly (2014). (Winner of the 2015 American Philosophical Association's Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize for best published article in philosophy by an adjunct or postdoc. Link here.)
14. The Distinctive Feeling Theory of Pleasure, Philosophical Studies (2013). Chris Heathwood responds here.
I've also written two books:
1. Pandemic Ethics, Bartleby Books (2020). (Spanish translation, by Roberto Parra Dorantes, available here.)
2. The Passing of Temporal Well-Being, Routledge (2018).
I've co-edited a volume:
The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat (Oxford University Press, 2015).
For a complete list of publications, go here.
I also write for popular media. My pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Salon, The Conversation, among other venues. Here are some recent pieces:
"Why it's OK for Australia to miss out on vaccines for now", The Sydney Morning Herald
"Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway?", The Conversation, February 19, 2021
"Is Trump morally to blame for the violence at the Capitol?", ABC Religion & Ethics, February 13, 2021
"Let's inoculate at-risk Australians then send Covid vaccines overseas" (with Peter Collignon), The Guardian, February 8, 2021
"From universal healthcare to permanent vote-by-mail, the case for making pandemic policy permanent", Salon, August 16, 2020
"A philosopher's view: Why you don't need to feel sad about Donald Trump catching COVID", The Sydney Morning Herald, October 12, 2020
"Challenge trials for a coronavirus vaccine are unethical--except for in one unlikely scenario", The Conversation, August 24, 2020.
"Why the orthodox Covid-19 narrative is right: A response to Kidd and Ratcliffe", The Critic, November 5, 2020.