AOS: Ethics AOC: Environmental Ethics
¨ M.A. in Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1996.
¨ B.A. in Philosophy, Wofford College, 1979.
Select Scholarly Work
Sections in Edited Books:
"The Benefit of Regan's Doubt: Moral Caution and the Ethics of Eating," in The Moral Rights of Animals, edited by Mylan Engel, Jr. and Gary Lynn Costock, Lexington Books, 2016.
“Lives in the Balance: Utilitarianism and Animal Research,” in The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy, edited by Jeremy Garrett, Basic Bioethics Series, MIT Press, 2012.
“Inscrutable Evils: Still Numerous, Still Relevant,” in International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 75 (4), 2014: 379–84. doi:10.1080/21692327.2015.1008024.
“Many Inscrutable Evils,” in Ars Disputandi [http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15665399.2011.10820061], 11 (2011), 118-132.
“Omniscience and the Identification Problem,” in Florida Philosophical Review, 7, no. 1, Summer 2007, 78-91, available at http://philosophy.ucf.edu/fpr/files/FPR-7_1.pdf.
“Undermining Indirect Duty Theories,” in Between the Species, 13, no. 6, August 2006.
“Pure Contractarianism: Promise, Problems, Prospects,” in Journal of Value Inquiry, 34, no. 2-3 (September 2000), 319-332.
“Book Review: David Schmidtz, The Elements of Justice” in Journal of Value Inquiry, 46, no. 2, 2012, 255–257, DOI: 10.1007/s10790-012-9323-3.
“Book Review: Mark Bernstein, Without a Tear: Our Tragic Relationship with Animals” in Journal of Value Inquiry, 39, No. 2, June 2005, 273-277.
“Book Review: Wendy McElroy, The Debates of Liberty: An Overview of Individualist Anarchism, 1881-1908” in Journal of Libertarian Studies, 19, No. 3, Summer 2005, 99-102.
Papers and Presentations:
"God, the Kalām Argument, and How to Traverse an Actual Infinite," North Carolina Philosophical Society, Boone, NC, February 27, 2016.
"Modal Evil and Divine Necessity," North Carolina Philosophical Society, Raleigh, NC, February 28, 2015.
“What Can One Person Do? Causal Impotence and Dietary Choice,” Invited Presentation, Animal Ethics Study Group, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 3, 2014.
“Pascal in the Kitchen: Betting on the Ethics of Eating,” Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Helen, GA, July 25, 2012.
“The Benefit of Regan’s Doubt,” Invited Presentation for Tom Regan: A Celebration, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, April 16, 2011.
“Knowledge Without Truth?” North Carolina Philosophical Society, Boone, NC, February 25, 2011.
“Knowledge Without Truth?” American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago, IL, February 20, 2009.
“Quotidian Medical Epistemology,” 35th Value Inquiry Conference, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, April 5, 2008.
“Joyce as a Moral Anatomist,” South Carolina Society for Philosophy Conference (Joint Meeting with the North Carolina Philosophical Society), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, February 29, 2008.
“Small Contributions,” 34th Value Inquiry Conference, Adrian College, Adrian, MI, April 13, 2007.
“Sunk Costs,” South Carolina Society for Philosophy Conference, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, February 24, 2007.
“Indirect Duty Theories: Even if They’re Right, They’re Wrong,” Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Washington, DC, December 27, 2006.
“Comments on Aaron Simmons’ ‘A Critique of Warren’s Weak Animal Rights View,’” Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, New York, NY, December 28, 2005.
“The Impossibility of Omniscience,” Florida Philosophical Association Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL, November 11, 2005.
“Maximizing, Satisficing and the Normative Distinction Between Means and Ends,” 32nd Value Inquiry Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 8, 2005.
“Deciding Where to Meet for Dinner: Simple Problems and Joint Intentionality,” Department of Philosophy Colloquium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, March 30, 2005.
“Chalmers and the Self-Knowledge Problem,” Department of Philosophy Colloquium, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, March 2000.
“Restoration Projects and the Tragedy of the Commons,” Society for Ecological Restoration conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 1997.
“Moral Risk and Moral Lore,” Invited Presentation, Animal Ethics Study Group, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 3, 2014.
“Understanding Animal Minds,” Invited Presentation, Department of Philosophy, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, February 8, 2012.
“Pascal in the Kitchen: Betting on the Ethics of Eating,” Invited Presentation, Ethics Awareness Week, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA, February 23, 2011.
“Understanding Animal Minds,” Invited Presentation, Board of Visitors Community Dialogue Series, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, February 20, 2008.
“Is ‘Doin’ What Comes Naturally’ Ethical?” with Nils Rauhut, for Tea and Ethics, Jackson Ethics Center, Coastal Carolina University, September 14 and 28, 2006.
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