• Sidgwick, Origen, and the Reconciliation of Egoism and Morality
    Etica E Politica 10 (2): 42-71. 2008.
    Many themes of late twentieth century ethics are prefigured in Sidgwick’s Method of Ethics. In particular, Sidgwick’s ‘Dualism of Practical Reason’ sets the scene for current debates over the demands of morality. Many philosophers agree that Sidgwick uncovers a deep and troubling conflict at the heart of utilitarian ethics. But Sidgwick’s own response to that conflict is treated, not as a live philosophical option, but as a historical oddity. In the twenty-first century, few philosophers see the…Read more
  • Utilitarianism
    Cambridge University Press. 2019.
    Moral theories can be distinguished, not only by the answers they give, but also by the questions they ask. Utilitarianism's central commitment is to the promotion of well-being, impartially considered. This commitment shapes utilitarianism in a number of ways. If scarce resources should be directed where they will best promote well-being, and if theoretical attention is a scarce resource, then moral theorists should focus on topics that are most important to the future promotion of well-being. …Read more
  • Population
    In John Skorupski (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Routledge. 2010.
  • L'esperienza, l'utilitarismo e il cambiamento climatico
    with Eugenio Lecaldano
    Rivista di Filosofia 99 (3): 511-529. 2008.
  • Il cambiamento climatico presenta caratteristiche inedite che mettono in di- scussione il pensiero morale cui siamo abituati. In questo saggio, si rico- struiscono le modifiche che sarebbero necessarie per pensare le questioni morali poste dalla prospettiva di un mondo che subisca gli effetti del cam- biamento climatico: si potrebbe trattare di un mondo in frantumi, dove non ci sono più le condizioni minime di benessere, e le nozioni cui siamo abi- tuati – come certi diritti o l'ideale dell'egua…Read more
  • The Demands of Consequentialism
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 194 (3): 355-355. 2004.
  • Éthique et mort(s) - La démocratie post mortem
    Revue Philosophique De Louvain 101 (1): 123-137. 2003.