Biography

Professor, Chair


BA, MA, PhD (Waterloo)


I study ethical theory. The focus is on the definitions, concepts, and justifications for moral talk. Specifically, I study contractarian arguments that pretend to ground moral motivation on a picture of enlightened self-interest. A large chunk of this justification veers into game theory.

Recent Publications

Normativity problem for rational reductions of morality

Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, GR, August 4-10, 2013, 2018

Morals and consent

McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017

Prejudice and evolutionary game theory

Public Affairs Quarterly, 2010

The atheist's primer

Broadview Press, 2010

Rational choice and evolutionary fit

Moral psychology today: essays on values: rational choice, and the will, 2008

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Ethical theory
  • Contractarian ethics
  • Moral epistemology
  • Evolutionary game theory
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