Princeton University
Department of Philosophy
PhD
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
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    Food, Ethics, and Society: An Introductory Text with Readings
    with Anne Barnhill and Tyler Doggett
    Oxford University Press USA. 2016.
    Like the subtitle says, this is an intro to food ethics that also collects writings on food ethics by others. Topics include: animals, consumption, farming, identity, justice, paternalism, religion, and workers.
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    The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (edited book)
    with Anne Barnhill and Tyler Doggett
    Oup Usa. 2018.
    The handbook is a partial survey of multiple areas of food ethics: conventional agriculture and alternatives to it; animals; consumption ethics; food justice; food workers; food politics and policy; gender, body image, and healthy eating; and, food, culture and identity.
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    The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing Inequality, Risk, and Population for Climate Policy
    with Marc Fleurbaey, Maddalena Ferranna, Francis Dennig, Kian Mintz-Woo, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Stéphane Zuber
    The Monist 102 (1): 84-109. 2019.
    We analyze the role of ethical values in the determination of the social cost of carbon, arguing that the familiar debate about discounting is too narrow. Other ethical issues are equally important to computing the social cost of carbon, and we highlight inequality, risk, and population ethics. Although the usual approach, in the economics of cost-benefit analysis for climate policy, is confined to a utilitarian axiology, the methodology of the social cost of carbon is rather flexible and can be…Read more
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    Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (edited book)
    with Anne Barnhill and Tyler Doggett
    Oxford University Press. 2017.
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    Collective action problems lie behind many core issues in ethics and social philosophy—for example, whether an individual is required to vote, whether it is wrong to consume products that are produced in morally objectionable ways, and many others. In these cases, it matters greatly what we together do, but yet a single individual’s ‘non-cooperative’ choice seems to make no difference to the outcome and also seems to involve no violation of anyone’s rights. Here it is argued that—contrary to inf…Read more
  • Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (edited book)
    with Anne Barnhill and Tyler Doggett
    Oxford University Press. 2017.
  • Philosophy and Climate Change (edited book)
    with Tristram McPherson and David Plunkett
    Oxford University Press. forthcoming.
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    The standard interpretation of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic is that correct land management is whatever tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community, of which we humans are merely a small part. From this interpretation, it is a short step to interpreting Leopold as a sort of deep ecologist or radical environmentalist. However, this interpretation is based on a small number of quotations from Leopold taken out of context. Once these quota­tions are put into context,…Read more
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    Non-cognitivism and rational inference
    Philosophical Studies 153 (2). 2011.
    Non-cognitivism might seem to offer a plausible account of evaluative judgments, at least on the assumption that there is a satisfactory solution to the Frege-Geach problem. However, Cian Dorr has argued that non-cognitivism remains implausible even assuming that the Frege-Geach problem can be solved, on the grounds that non-cognitivism still has to classify some paradigmatically rational inferences as irrational. Dorr's argument is ingenious and at first glance seems decisive. However, in this …Read more