Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University University of Arizona
Hyer Hall 210E
In Living Color (blog)
I am interested in issues at the theoretical end of applied ethics. For example, the nature of the good life, the moral status of animals, and various puzzles about having and raising children. In addition to teaching at SMU, I am the reviews editor and write a column for The Philosophers' Magazine.
"We Should Prohibit the Use of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes in Biomedical Research," in Contemporary Debates in Bioethics, ed. Arthur L. Caplan and Robert Arp (Wiley-Blackwell 2013).
Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).
The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).
"Imagine That," a regular arts column in The Philosopher's Magazine.
"How Good Do We Have to Be?," Philosophy Now, November/December 2006.
"Can Counterfactuals Save Mental Causation?," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (1995): 71-90.
"Computationalism and the Causal Role of Content," Philosophical Studies 75 (1994): 231-60.
PHIL 3375: Topics in Moral Philosophy: The Meaning of Life
PHIL 3375: Topics in Moral Philosophy: Procreation and Parenthood
PHIL 3377: Animal Rights
PHIL 3379: Environmental Ethics
PHIL 1318: Contemporary Moral Problems