My research is in ethics, applied ethics (especially bioethics), and the philosophy of action. Broadly, I am interested in interpersonal duties and the boundaries of our rights to govern our own lives. In particular, how should we relate to those who aren't reasoning well about what to do? And to what extent are we entitled to govern our lives badly? My current projects concern the ethics of manipulation and the justification of paternalism. I approach these topics with skepticism toward theories that rest a great deal of theoretical weight on the notions of voluntariness and autonomous action.
Please see below for descriptions of my published work.
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