Selected Articles

“In Defense of a Principled Absolutism against Torture: A Reply to Fritz Allhoff’s Torture, Terrorism, and Ticking Bombs,Philosophy Today, Vol 57, No 1, 2013 (forthcoming). Issue1 2013

“The Self that Recedes: A Phenomenology of Virtue” in Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, edited by Kevin Hermberg and Paul Gyllenhammer, (New York and London:  Continuum Press, forthcoming). Draft here

“The Obligation of Sympathy in Medical Ethics,” Journal of Medical Humanities, (forthcoming). Draft here

“The Moral Relevance of Literature and the Limits of Argument: Lessons from Heidegger, Aristotle, and Coetzee,” in Fictional Characters, Real Problems: Essays on the Ethical Content of Literature, edited by Gary Hagberg, (forthcoming). Draft here

“Being Powerless to Change,” in Acknowledging Powerlessness: Philosophers Reflect on 12 Step Spirituality, edited by Jerome Miller and Nick Plants, forthcoming.

“Cannibalism”, Encyclopedia of Food and Agriculture Ethics, Springer, 2012. Word version here

“Perceiving Sympathetically: Moral Perception, Embodiment, and Medical Ethics,” APA Newsletter on Medicine and Philosophy, Volume 12, Number 1, 2012.

“The Weakness of the Pro-Torture Position,” Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives, Vol. 3, August, 2012 [invited].

“Heidegger’s Aristotelian Ethics,” in Ethics and Phenomenology, edited by Mark Sanders and J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Lexington Press (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield), 2012. Word version here

“Ethical Theory and the Torture Debate,” Dialogue: A Journal of Religion and Philosophy, Issue 34, 2010. [invited article aimed at undergraduate and graduate audience] PDF here

“Hearing the Still-Ticking-Bomb: A Reply,” Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 26, Number 2, 2009. PDF here

“What we owe the dead,” Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 26, Number 1, 2009. PDF here

“Ergon and Logistikon in Republic,Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought, Volume 25, No. 2, 2008. PDF here

“The Case for Anti-Antirealism: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Aristotle on Language and Essence,” Philosophical Frontiers, 3.2, 2008. PDF here

“Mourning my future death: Finitude, Love, and Self-Deception,” Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 15:2, 2008. [invited] PDF here

“It’s About Time: Defusing the Ticking-Bomb Argument,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 22:1, 2008. PDF here

“Unwarranted Torture Warrants: A Critique of the Dershowitz Proposal,” Journal of Social Philosophy, Volume 39, Issue 2, 2008.PDF here

“When the Dead Do Not Consent: The Ethics of Non-Consensual Organ Use,” Public Affairs Quarterly, Volume 22, Number 3, July 2008. PDF here

“Failures of Sight: An Argument for Moral Perception,” American Philosophical Quarterly (co-authored with Henry Jacoby), 44:3, July 2007.PDF here

“Murder, Cannibalism, and Indirect Suicide: A Philosophical Study of a Recent Case,” Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 14:1, Spring, 2007.PDF here

“Expressibility and Truthmaker Maximalism: A Problem,” Organon F, XIV, 2007. PDF here

“Strong Evaluations, Criticism, and Agency” Journal of Value Inquiry, Volume 40, Number 1, March, 2006. PDF here

“The Relevance of Rules to a Critical Social Science,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Volume 35, No. 4, 2005. PDF here

“Is the Immortal Life Worth Living?” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Volume 58, Number 1, 2005. PDF here

“Rules and Realism: Remarks on the Poverty of Brute Facts,” Sorites, Vol. 16, December, 2005. Link here

“A Defense of Cannibalism,” Public Affairs Quarterly, 18:3, July, 2004. PDF here

“An Antirealist Essentialism?” Philosophical Writings, Issue 23, Summer, 2003. Word version here

“Five Forms of Philosophical Therapy,” Philosophy Today, Volume 43, Issue 1, Spring, 2003.PDF here

“Revolutions without Reasons: Foucault’s Ironic Ethics,” premiere issue, Review Journal of Political Philosophy, Volume 1, No. 1, 2003.

“Assertions, Clarifications, and Recommendations: Theories of Agency in a Wittgensteinian Key,” American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 39, Number 2, April 2002. PDF here

“Foucault and Public Autonomy,” Continental Philosophy Review (formerly Man and World), Vol. 33, No. 4, October 2000. PDF here


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