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    Agent-Regret in Our Lives
    Dissertation, King's College London. 2019.
    This dissertation is a defence of agent-regret and an exploration of its role in our lives. I argue that agent-regret shows that an agent takes seriously her status as an agent who impacts the world, but who only has fallible control over it. To accept responsibility for any outcomes, she must accept responsibility for unintended outcomes, too: agent-regret is part of being a human agent. In doing this, I try to defend and develop Williams’s own conception of agent-regret. In the first part, I e…Read more
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    Bernard Williams on Regarding One's Own Action Purely Externally
    Journal of the American Philosophical Association 4 (1): 49-66. 2018.
    I explore what BernardWilliams means by regarding one’s action ‘purely externally, as one might regard anyone else’s action’, and how it links to regret and agent-regret. I suggest some ways that we might understand the external view: as a failure to recognize what one has done, in terms of Williams’s distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic luck, and as akin to Thomas Nagel’s distinction between an internal and external view. I argue that none of these captures what Williams was getting at b…Read more
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    Agent-regret and sporting glory
    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 46 (2): 162-176. 2019.
    When sporting agents fail through wrongful or faulty behaviour, they should feel guilty; when they fail because of a deficiency in their abilities, they should feel shame. But sometimes we fail without being deficient and without being at fault. I illustrate this with two examples of players, Moacir Barbosa and Roberto Baggio, who failed in World Cup finals and cost their teams the greatest prize in sport. Although both players failed, I suggest that neither was at fault and neither was deficien…Read more
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    A Review of Bernard Williams's Essays and Reviews
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    The I in team: sports fandom and the reproduction of identity (review)
    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 1-5. forthcoming.
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    Champions in the Age of COVID-19
    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 1-11. forthcoming.
    How should sport deal with prematurely ended seasons? This question is especially relevant to the current COVID-19 interruption that threatens to leave many leagues without champions. We argue that...
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    Fans, Identity, and Punishment
    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 1-15. forthcoming.
    I argue that sports clubs should be punished for bad behaviour by their fans in a way that affects the club’s sporting success: for example, we are justified in imposing points deductions and competition disqualifications on the basis of racist chanting. This is despite a worry that punishing clubs in such a way is unfair because it targets the sports team rather than the fans who misbehaved. I argue that this belies a misunderstanding of the nature of sports clubs and of the nature of sporting …Read more