Articles

Here are papers I've written in downloadable form.  I've grouped them (somewhat arbitrarily) into History of Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Theory, and Medical Ethics.

 

History of Philosophy

"Love of Humanity in Shaftesbury's Moralists," forthcoming

"Moral Pluralism in Smith and his Contemporaries," Revue Internationale de Philosophie 2014

“Shaftesbury on Politeness, Honesty, and the Reason to be Moral," Shaftesbury in his World and Today 2014

"Humean Sentimentalism and Non-Consequentialist Moral Thinking," Hume Studies 2011

"Anthony Ashley Cooper, the third Earl of Shaftesbury," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2011

"From Cambridge Platonism to Scottish Enlightenment," Journal of Scottish Philosophy 2010

"Moral Phenomology in Hutcheson and Hume," Journal of the History of Philosophy 2009

"Is Morality More like Math or Beauty?," Philosophy Compass 2007

"Rationalism, Sentimentalism, and Ralph Cudworth," Hume Studies 2004

"Shaftesbury's Two Accounts of the Reason to be Virtuous," Journal of the History of Philosophy 2000

"Hume's Progressive View of Human Nature," Hume Studies 2000

"The Religious Rationalism of Benjamin Whichcote," Journal of the History of Philosophy 1999

"Sentimentalism and Moral Confidence," History of Philosophy Quarterly 1998

"Reflectivity and Justification in Hume's Moral Theory," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1996

"Fantastick Associations and Addictive General Rules," Hume Studies 1996

 

Contemporary Moral Theory

"On Eating Animals" Social Philosophy and Policy 2014

"The Non-Consequentialist Force of Promises," Analysis 2012

"Agonizing Decisions and Moral Pluralism," Conduct and Character edited by M. Timmons, 2011

"Indeterminacy and Variability in Meta-Ethics," Philosophical Studies 2009

"Sentimentalist Pluralism," with Shaun Nichols, Philosophical Topics 2008

"Meta-Ethical Variability, Incoherence, and Error," Moral Psychology edited by W. Sinnott-Armstrong, 2008

"Relativism and the Concept of Morality," Journal of Value Inquiry 1999

 

Medical Ethics

"Medical Devices and End-of-Life Decisions," New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia 2015.

"Is a Commitment to Good End-of-Life Care Compatible with Physician-Assisted Suicide?" Journal of Applied Philosophy 2009

"PICU Prometheus:  Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Very Sick Children in Pediatric Intensive Care," Mortality 2005

"A Moral Defense of Oregon's Physician-Assisted Suicide Law," Mortality 2005

"Presumed Consent, Informed Consent, and Organ Procurement Policy," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2004

"Paying for Kidneys:  The Case Against Prohibition," with Robert Sade, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2002