of Michigan, 2007
Hyer Hall 211B
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750142
Dallas TX 75275-0142
My central research interests are
in the area that intersects practical reason, ethics, moral psychology, action
theory, and rational choice. I am primarily interested in how our desires
relate to/cause our actions, and what implies about the nature of our desires
and ourselves. This extends into ethics in the question of moral action, and
the worry about whether or not there are, in Frankfurt's terms, 'unthinkable
actions'. In rational choice, I am working on how the nature of our desires
informs how we can think of dynamic choice - choice over time.
Case for Resisting Temptation: why it is instrumentally rational to resist
Nature of Desire: beyond the three faces"
Choice - In Search of the Middle Path between Sophisticated and Resolute
Your Self: how the stability of your beliefs and desires affects who you are"
: Contemporary Moral