University of Minnesota
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2008
Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
Areas of Interest
Normative Ethics
Applied Ethics
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    Making good choices: toward a theory of well-being in medicine
    Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 37 (5): 383-400. 2016.
    The principle of beneficence directs healthcare practitioners to promote patients’ well-being, ensuring that the patients’ best interests guide treatment decisions. Because there are a number of distinct theories of well-being that could lead to different conclusions about the patient’s good, a careful consideration of which account is best suited for use in the medical context is needed. While there has been some discussion of the differences between subjective and objective theories of well-be…Read more
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    This paper is a contribution to the debate about eudaimonism started by Kashdan, Biswas-Diener, King, and Waterman in a previous issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology. We point out that one thing that is missing from this debate is an understanding of the problems with subjective theories of well-being that motivate a turn to objective theories. A better understanding of the rationale for objective theories helps us to see what is needed from a theory of well-being. We then argue that a su…Read more
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    Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: Systemic Responsibility for Corporate Harms
    American Journal of Bioethics 11 (9): 10-11. 2011.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 9, Page 10-11, September 2011
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    The Author Replies
    Hastings Center Report 44 (6): 4-4. 2014.