I am a philosopher at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Before arriving at Rutgers, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford where I was completing my dissertation.  I’ve also held visiting positions at the University of California, Los Angeles philosophy department and at the University of Chicago Law School.  Before my life as a philosopher, I worked as a law associate on a (pro bono) death penalty case and several (non pro bono) product liability cases.  I have a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College. I’ve consulted or given lectures for a variety of industries and institutions including video gaming, pharmaceuticals, the U.S. Navy, the CIA, National Geographic, and the World Bank, and my work has been profiled by a variety of media outlets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Taiwan, Australia, Italy, Israel, Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, and Austria.

My philosophical interests are very broad, but my current research interests can be summarized by two cartoons.  For more detail, see my Selected Publications.





Rutgers University
Department of Philosophy
106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ  08901