My research interests range widely over normative ethics, moral psychology, and metaphysics. Currently, I am especially interested in three sets of questions: (1) When, and why, are we justified to be partial toward our loved ones? In what ways are we justified to be partial towards our loved ones? (2) Is death, in any significant sense, bad for the person who dies? Should we lament our mortality? (3) What should we infer from the fact that we did not, and likely will not, care about many of the things we currently care about? What does that say, for example, about the rationality of long-term planning? Or about the desirability of living a p…

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