I am Distinguished Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of California, San Diego; Affiliate Professor, University of San Diego School of Law; and a Director of the Institute for Law and Philosophy at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Research Interests: ethical theory, history of ethics, moral psychology, and jurisprudence.

My work in ethics focuses on foundational issues about objectivity (whether there are right answers to moral issues) and normativity (why we should care about morality); practical reason, the good, and the nature of moral demands; and rights and justice. My approach blends historical concern …

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