8Giving Children a Say without Giving Them a Choice: Obtaining Affirmation of a child’s Non-dissent to Participation in Nonbeneficial ResearchCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 29 (1): 80-97. 2020.:To what extent, if any, should minors have a say about whether they participate in research that offers them no prospect of direct benefit? This article addresses this question as it pertains to minors who cannot understand enough about what their participation would involve to make an autonomous choice, but can comprehend enough to have and express opinions about participating. The first aim is to defend David Wendler and Seema Shah’s claim that minors who meet this description should not be o…Read more
114Why compositional nihilism dissolves puzzlesSynthese 197 (10): 4319-4340. 2020.One of the main motivations for compositional nihilism, the view that there are no composite material objects, concerns the many puzzles and problems associated with them. Nihilists claim that eliminating composites provides a unified solution to a slew of varied, difficult problems. However, numerous philosophers have questioned whether this is really so. While nihilists clearly avoid the usual, composite-featuring formulations of the puzzles, the concern is that the commitments that generate t…Read more
25Is There a Role for Assent or Dissent in Animal Research?Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 24 (4): 459-472. 2015.
13Error (On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong), by Nicholas Rescher (review)Mind 118 (471): 867-870. 2009.
221Is Evidence Knowledge?Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80 (2): 447-454. 2010.We argue that if evidence were knowledge, then there wouldn’t be any Gettier cases, and justification would fail to be closed in egregious ways. But there are Gettier cases, and justification does not fail to be close in egregious ways. Therefore, evidence isn’t knowledge.
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