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    Feminist Social and Political Philosophy
    with Elizabeth Edenberg
    In Carol Hay (ed.), Philosophy: Feminism, 1st Edition. pp. 215-249. 2017.
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    Relational Autonomy and Ameliorative Inquiry
    Southwest Philosophy Review 36 (1): 121-133. 2020.
    This paper suggests that the contemporary feminist debate on relational autonomy is best understood as an attempt at ameliorative inquiry—the concept of autonomy is defined in order to secure political and theoretical advantages. Most theorists adopt some sort of constructionist, or relational, account precisely because of the political and theoretical advantages relational accounts are meant to offer. But there are also significant drawbacks to this approach. I argue that there are reasons to b…Read more
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    Review of The Moral Nexus, by R. Jay Wallace (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 21 (1): 130-134. 2020.
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    Social Philosophy Today 35 169-171. 2019.
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    Stoicism, Feminism and Autonomy
    Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 1 (1): 9-22. 2014.
    The ancient Stoics had an uneven track record with regard to women’s standing. On the one hand, they recognized women as fully capable of rationality and virtue. On the other hand, they continued to hold that women’s roles were in the home. These views are consistent, given Stoic value theory, but are unacceptable on liberal feminist grounds. Stoic value theory, given different emphasis on the ethical role of choice, is shown to be capable of satisfying the liberal feminist requirement that auto…Read more
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    Is Liberalism Disingenuous? Truth and Lies in Political Liberalism
    Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 5 (2): 113-134. 2018.
    Rawlsian political liberalism famously requires a prohibition on truth. This has led to the charge that liberalism embraces non-cognitivism, according to which political claims have the moral status of emotions or expressions of preference. This result would render liberalism a non-starter for liberatory politics, a conclusion that political liberals themselves disavow. This conflict between what liberalism claims and what liberalism does has led critics to charge that the theory is disingenuous…Read more
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    In this dissertation, I respond to the feminist critique of traditional theories of autonomy, which revolves around the charge that such theories are too individualistic. Feminists argue against the liberal atomism that they see at the center of traditional autonomy theories. Their resulting theory of relational autonomy is meant to remedy that traditional theories of autonomy posit an individualistic conception of both the self and autonomy. Instead, feminists have argued for a theory of autono…Read more
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    Liberal Neutrality and Gender Justice
    Social Philosophy Today 33 91-111. 2017.
    At the center of many critiques of liberalism is liberal neutrality, which is attacked on two fronts. First, it is argued that neutrality yields a restrictive sphere of public reason. Contentious views—like those endorsed by citizens with marginalized comprehensive doctrines—are outlawed from public consideration. Second, state policies must have neutral effects, lest they differentially impact those with unpopular views. Contentious state actions—like those endorsed by citizens with marginalize…Read more
  • Grotius and Law (edited book)
    with Larry May
    Ashgate. 2014.