[email protected] (512) 294 - 1515

I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Colgate University. I specialize in ethics, particularly as it relates to institutions and the roles embedded in those institutions. My goal as a researcher is to understand what underwrites the standards that govern institutional members and how roles of an institution should be organized so that the goals of the institution are best realized. As a teacher I aim to help students think through ethical issues as they arise both in everyday scenarios and in deliberations about the bigger picture.

CV (pdf)



Publications
  • "Nietzsche's Repudiation of Guilt" in The Moral Psychology of Guilt, ed. Brad Cokelet and Corey Maley. Rowman and Littlefield International (forthcoming).
  • "Reasons for Emotion and Moral Motivation," Canadian Journal of Philosophy, printed online February 16, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2018.1435611
  • "Nietzsche's Metaethics: Fictionalism for the Few, Error Theory for the Many" in The Nietzschean Mind, ed. Paul Katsafanas, Routledge 2018.
  • "Why Compatibilists Need Alternative Possibilities" Erkenntnis 81 (3):529-544, 2016.
  • "Meta-Ethical Realism with Good of a Kind," The European Journal of Philosophy, 23 (2): 273-292, 2015.
  • "Intentionality and Compound Accounts of the Emotions," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 51(1), 67-90, 2013.
  • "Nietzsche's 'Interpretation' in the Genealogy," The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 18 (4): 693-711, 2010.


  • Teaching