BA (Truman), MA (UMSL), PhD (WashU)
My primary research interests are in ethical theory and the history of ethics. After completing my Ph.D. in philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, I spent the 2015-2016 academic year as a VolkswagenStiftung Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institut für Philosophie at Universität Stuttgart. I joined ACU’s Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry in 2016. Among the specific themes my research focusses on are ethical impartialism, utilitarianism, structural vice, Sidgwickian intuitionism, and Kant’s moral psychology.
‘God’s Awful Majesty Before Our Eyes: Kant’s Moral Justification for Divine Hiddenness’, Kantian Review (forthcoming).
‘Rational Beings with Emotional Needs: The Patient-Centered Grounds of Kant’s Duty of Humanity’, History of Philosophy Quarterly 32 no. 4 (2015): 353-376.
‘Sometimes Psychopaths Get it Right: A Utilitarian Response to “The Mismeasure of Morals”’ Utilitas 26 no. 2 (2014): 178-191.