University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2010
Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Value Theory
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    An Argument Against Cloning
    with Jaime Ahlberg and Harry Brighouse
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (4): 539-566. 2010.
    It is technically possible to clone a human being. The result of the procedure would be a human being in its own right. Given the current level of cloning technology concerning other animals there is every reason to believe that early human clones will have shorter-than-average life-spans, and will be unusually prone to disease. In addition, they would be unusually at risk of genetic defects, though they would still, probably, have lives worth living. But with experimentation and experience, ser…Read more
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    _Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights_ explores important issues at the nexus of two burgeoning areas within moral and social philosophy: procreative ethics and parental rights. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little scholarly engagement across these subdisciplinary boundaries, despite the fact that parental rights are paradigmatically ascribed to individuals responsible for procreating particular children. This collection thus aims to bring expert practitioners from these …Read more
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    Two conceptions of talent
    Tandf: Educational Philosophy and Theory 1-12. forthcoming.
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    Ideal and Nonideal Theory in the Realm of the Political
    Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison. 2010.
  • Two conceptions of talent
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 53 (8): 777-788. 2021.
    In the liberal egalitarian literature, the concept of talent is inflected according to its use in broader arguments surrounding the nature of justice. In particular, sometimes talent is understood as a desirable inborn property, while at other times it is understood as a matter of inhabiting a favorable social position. Rawls’s arguments in A Theory of Justice provide useful expressions of these two very different conceptions of talent and their relationship to justice, and much of this paper in…Read more
  • Educational Justice in the Inclusive Classroom
    In Meira Levinson & Jacob Fey (eds.), Dilemmas in Educational Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Harvard University Press. pp. 49-53. 2016.
  • Education: Not a Real Utopian Design
    Politics and Society 42 (1): 51-72. 2014.
    This paper identifies four criteria, all of which an ideal real utopian proposal would meet. We argue for a moderate skepticism that it is possible to give a real utopian proposal to guide the design of education for a society that meets these criteria; both for the practical reason that what happens in schools depends on the background environment within which they operate, and for the principled reason that when educating children we should attend to their individual future well-being in ways …Read more