Published or Forthcoming
Fitting Love and Reasons for Loving. Provisionally forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics.
In which I provide an account of what kinds considerations can make love fitting. Draft.
The Fundamentality of Fit. Forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Metaethics. Winner of the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics.
In which I defend a 'fittingness-first' ontology of normativity. Penultimate draft.
Normativity: Some Current Issues and Perspectives (with Alex Worsnip). Forthcoming in a special issue of Philosophical Studies devoted to the proceedings of the 2nd Annual Chapel Hill Normativity Workshop.
In which we outline and discuss the issues and perspectives contained in the papers from our workshop. Draft in 2019.
Fittingness. Forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.
In which I provide an opinionated guide to fittingness. Draft back soon!
In Defense of the Wrong Kind of Reason. Thought 5 (2016): 53-62.
In which I argue that 'wrong-kind' reasons for attitudes are genuine reasons for attitudes. Penultimate draft.
Transparency and the Ethics of Belief. Philosophical Studies 173 (2016): 1191-1201.
In which I defend the existence of practical reasons for belief. Penultimate draft.
Review of Expressing Our Attitudes: Explanation and Expression in Ethics, by Mark Schroeder. Ethics 127 (2017): 806-812.
In which I review Mark Schroeder's collection of essays about expressivism. Penultimate draft.
Work in Progress
Weighing Epistemic and Practical Reasons for Belief
In which I provide an account of how to weigh epistemic and practical reasons for belief against one another when the two types of reasons conflict. Draft.
Choiceworthiness and Desirability
In which I chart the relationship between choiceworthiness and desirability, arguing that which actions are fitting to choose can come apart from those that are fitting to prefer to perform, and draw out the implications for the debate between consequentialism and deontology. Draft soon.
The Normative Significance of Valuable Relationships for Love
In which I provide a new account of the normative significance of valuable relationships for love. Draft soon.
Fittingness and Desert
In which I provide an account of the metaphysical relationship between fittingness and desert. Early days.
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