My work is primarily in social and political philosophy, particularly in the public reason and social contract traditions, and at the intersections of philosophy, politics and economics. I also delve into issues regarding agency and responsibility.

Many of my papers are available at


My journal articles include:

My book chapters include:

  • “Public Reason” (with Gerald Gaus), The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Ed., Elsevier, 2015, pp. 591-6.

  • “Crossing a Mesh Theory with a Reasons-Responsive Theory: Unholy Spawn or Love Child of a New Dawn?” (with Michael McKenna), Agency, Freedom, and Responsibility, Andrei Buckareff Buckareff, Carlos Moya, and Sergi Rosell (eds.), Palgrave, 2016

  • “Constructing Public Distributive Justice: On the Method of Functionalist Moral Theory” (with Gerald Gaus) New Perspectives on Distributive Justice: Pluralism, Deep Disagreements, and the Problem of Consensus, Manuel Knoll, Stephen Snyder, and Nurdane Simsek (eds.), De Gruyter Press, 2018, pp. 403-422

  • “John Rawls”, Liberal Moments, Ewa Atanassow and Alan Kahan (eds.), Bloomsbury, 2018

  • “Political and Distributive Justice” (with Gerald Gaus), The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice, Serena Olsaretti (ed.), 2018, pp. 283-305.

  • “Political Liberalism” (with Gerald Gaus), Cambridge History of Philosophy: 1945 to 2010, Kelly Becker and Iain Thomson (eds.), Cambridge University Press, forthcoming

  • “A Public Reason Approach to Religious Exemption”, Philosophy and Public Policy, Andrew I. Cohen (ed.), Rowman and Littlefield International, 2018

  • “Democratic Peace Theory, Montesquieu, and Public Choice” (with Sarah Burns), Reclaiming Liberalism, David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh (eds.), Palgrave, 2020