- PhD Cornell University 1976
- Honours BA, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada
Dissertation: "Individuals, Collectives and Moral Agency," directed by David Lyons
Areas of Specialization: Moral and political philosophy.
Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2009
2011-2112 Course Schedule
117 Foundations of Ethics
214 Ethics Seminar or 217 Political Philosophy Seminar
16 Philosophical Foundations of American Democracy
116 Ethical Theories
"is Constructivism an Alternative to Moral Realism?" in Carla Bagnoli, ed., Constructivism in Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2013), forthcoming.
"Indirect Epistemic Teleology Explained and Defended," in Abrol Fairweather and Owen Flanagan, eds., Naturalizing Epistemc Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 2013), forthcoming.
“Normativity and Reasons: Five Arguments from Parfit Against Normative Naturalism,” in Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay, eds., Ethical Naturalism: Current Debates (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 24-57.
“Experiments, Intuitions, and Methodology in Moral and Political Theory,” in Russ Shafer-Landau, ed., Oxford Studies in Meta-Ethics, vol. 8 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 1-36.
“Toward a Pluralist and Teleological Theory of Normativity,” Philosophical Issues, 19 (2009), pp. 21-37.
Morality in a Natural World: Selected Essays in Metaethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2007.
Currently Supervising Dissertations
Brian Coffey, "A Defense of a Relational Theory of Goodness"
Charles Lang, "Constitutivism in Ethics"
Johnnie Pedersen, "‘A Defense of the Use of Intuitions in Ethics’"
Jared Poon, "Against an Evolutionary Debunking of Morality"