University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Department of Philosophy
PhD
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America
Areas of Interest
Aesthetics
Applied Ethics
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    Aristotle and Autism: Reconsidering a Radical Shift to Virtue Ethics in Engineering
    Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (2): 469-488. 2017.
    Virtue-based approaches to engineering ethics have recently received considerable attention within the field of engineering education. Proponents of virtue ethics in engineering argue that the approach is practically and pedagogically superior to traditional approaches to engineering ethics, including the study of professional codes of ethics and normative theories of behavior. This paper argues that a virtue-based approach, as interpreted in the current literature, is neither practically or ped…Read more
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    The Paradox of Gustatory Taste
    Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 4. 2017.
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    The Paradox of Gustatory Taste
    Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 4. 2017.
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    DO IGNORANT ASSESSORS CASES POSE A CHALLENGE TO RELATIVISM ABOUT EPISTEMIC MODALS?
    Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 16. forthcoming.
    Epistemic modality concerns what is possible given a body of knowledge or evidence. Cases involving epistemic modals, present an interesting semantic challenge: in order to give a semantic treatment of epistemic modals, we must explain how informational states figure in the semantic representation of these terms. According to John MacFarlane’s (2011, 2014) view – Assessor Relativism – epistemic modal claims are assessment-sensitive in that their truth depends on what is known by the assessor at …Read more