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    Metaethical Intentionalism and the Intersubjectivity of Morals
    Dissertation, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 2020.
    I defend a thesis called metaethical intentionalism, according to which deontic moral judgments (“ought” judgments) are intersubjective intentions or verbal expressions of intersubjective intentions. They have the form, “We shall any of us do A in C,” or are derivable from such practical commitments. They are universalizable by virtue of their content (“… any of us …”) and sharable by virtue of their form (“We …”). My account of the moral “ought” is inspired by the moral writings of Wilfrid Sell…Read more
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    A fun piece discussing the challenges to and prospects of building machines that are able to produce and understand natural language.
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    Although a safe, effective, and licensed coronavirus vaccine does not yet exist, there is already controversy over how it ought to be allocated. Justice is clearly at stake, but it is unclear what justice requires in the international distribution of a scarce vaccine during a pandemic. Many are condemning ‘vaccine nationalism’ as an obstacle to equitable global distribution. We argue that limited national partiality in allocating vaccines will be a component of justice rather than an obstacle to…Read more
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    It’s Not Easy Bein’ Fair
    with Arthur Caplan
    American Journal of Bioethics 20 (7): 160-162. 2020.
    Volume 20, Issue 7, July 2020, Page 160-162.
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    The Health Reframing of Climate Change and the Poverty of Narrow Bioethics
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 48 (4): 705-717. 2020.
    We must resist thoroughly reframing climate change as a health issue. For human health–centric ethical frameworks omit dimensions of value that we must duly consider. We need a new, an environmental, research ethic, one that we can use to more completely and impartially evaluate proposed research on mitigation and adaptation strategies.
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    Institutional Approaches to Research Integrity in Ghana
    with Amos K. Laar, Barbara K. Redman, and Arthur Caplan
    Science and Engineering Ethics 26 (6): 3037-3052. 2020.
    Research misconduct remains an important problem in health research despite decades of local, national, regional, and international efforts to eliminate it. The ultimate goal of every health research project, irrespective of setting, is to produce trustworthy findings to address local as well as global health issues. To be able to lead or participate meaningfully in international research collaborations, individual and institutional capacities for research integrity are paramount. Accordingly, t…Read more
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    A Model for the Assessment of Medical Students' Competency in Medical Ethics
    with Amanda Favia, Lily Frank, Nada Gligorov, Steven Birnbaum, Paul Cummins, Robert Fallar, Katherine Mendis, Erica Friedman, and Rosamond Rhodes
    AJOB Primary Research 4 (4): 68-83. 2013.