34Matters of Life and DeathDissertation, Harvard University. 2018.This dissertation comprises three chapters, each of which is concerned with a normative topic having to do with death. Chapter 1, “Against Deprivationism,” is concerned with the deprivationist thesis that a person’s death is bad for her if and only if, and because and to the extent that, it makes her life worse for her than it otherwise would have been. I argue that deprivationism is probably false. Chapter 2, “Some Versions of Lucretius’ Puzzle,” is concerned with Lucretius’ Puzzle, very roughl…Read more
463HarmJournal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 8 (3): 1-32. 2014.In recent years, philosophers have proposed a variety of accounts of the nature of harm. In this paper, I consider several of these accounts and argue that they are unsuccessful. I then make a modest case for a different view.
Princeton UniversityUniversity Center for Human ValuesHarold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate In Bioethics
Department of Philosophy
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America