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    How to Be an Ethical Naturalist
    In Micah Lott (ed.), Philippa Foot on Goodness and Virtue, Palgrave-macmillan. pp. 47-84. 2018.
    The ethical naturalist asks us to take seriously the idea that practical norms are a species of natural norms, such that moral goodness is a kind of natural goodness. The ethical naturalist has not demonstrated, however, how it is possible for a power of reason to be governed by natural norms, because her own attempts to do this have led her into a dilemma. If she takes the first horn and stresses that ethical naturalism provides objective, natural norms of the species, then she fails to show ho…Read more
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    Revisiting Modern Moral Philosophy
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 87 61-83. 2020.
    This essay revisits Elizabeth Anscombe's ‘Modern Moral Philosophy' with two goals in mind. The first is to recover and reclaim its radical vision, by setting forth a unified account of its three guiding theses. On the interpretation advanced here, Anscombe's three theses are not independently intelligible; their underlying unity is the perceived necessity of absolute prohibitions for any sound account of practical reason. The second goal is to show that Anscombe allows for a thoroughly unmodern …Read more
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    Anscombe on Practical Knowledge and the Good
    Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 6. 2019.
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    Sacred and Profane Love
    The Philosophers' Magazine 88 118-120. 2020.
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    Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective, edited by Julia Peters
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 13 (3): 393-396. 2016.
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    Happiness as the constitutive principle of action in Thomas Aquinas
    Philosophical Explorations 22 (2): 208-221. 2019.
    Constitutivism locates the ground of practical normativity in features constitutive of rational agency and rests on the concept of a constitutive norm – a norm that is internal to a thing such that...
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    Against autonomy: Why practical reason cannot be pure
    Manuscrito 41 (4): 159-193. 2018.
    The perennial appeal of Kantian ethics surely lies in its conception of autonomy. Kantianism tells us that the good life is fundamentally about acting in accordance with an internal rather than an external authority: a good will is simply a will in agreement with its own rational, self-constituting law. In this paper, I argue against Kantian autonomy, on the grounds that it excessively narrows our concept of the good, it confuses the difference between practical and theoretical modes of knowing …Read more
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    The Capacious and Consistent Mind of Elizabeth Anscombe
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (2): 252-262. 2016.
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    Review: Eric Wiland, Reasons (review)
    Ethics 126 (1): 249-253. 2015.
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    Moral Virtue and Nature: A Defense of Ethical Naturalism
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (5): 758-762. 2009.
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