All of the below are working titles. Drafts are available for some of the papers - please contact me if you're interested in seeing one.


Book projects

Compassionate Moral Realism
 (currently under review)
An extended argument that empathy possesses a certain representational virtue which allows for a robust, non-circular defense of morality. The argument draws on the views of Plato, Locke, Schopenhauer, David Lewis, and others.
  • One part of the argument appears in "Lockean Empathy." Anther part is summarized, in simplified form, here

The Methodological, Metaphysical, and Epistemological Assumptions of Kant's Theoretical Philosophy
An investigation of the underlying method in Kant's mature theoretical philosophy, focusing on what Kant takes his subject to be, what his basic premises are, and why he thinks those premises are appropriate. 


Kant papers

Kant on the feeling of impenetrability

Kant's aim in the Refutation of Idealism

Intuition and the neglected alternative

The role of Kant's proofs in the Antinomies of Pure Reason

Does Kant debunk metaphysics?


Spinoza papers

The mind as the idea of the body in the Short Treatise

Spinoza's progressive Judaism


Other papers

Anger as illusion

Truth and generality in the (history of) (practical) reason