Acting Director, Rotman Institute of Philosophy
History of Ethics, Normative Ethics, Practical Ethics
BA Manitoba; MA Dalhousie;
My primary research interests are in moral philosophy and its history. I have written on Sidgwick and related figures, the nature of well-being, and, more recently, achievement and adolescent consent.
I am happy to supervise dissertations in the history of ethics from Kant onwards, in contemporary normative ethics, including value theory, and in meta-ethics, especially in moral epistemology.
"Achievement and Enhancement" (with Lisa Forsberg), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming).
"Late Utilitarian Moral Theory and Its Development: Sidgwick, Moore," in A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, edited by John Shand (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019) 281-310.
"Children and Well-being," in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, edited by Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder, and Jurgen De Wispelaere (London: Routledge, 2018), 90-100.