Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
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    Nationalism & Social Solidarity
    Journal of Ethical Urban Living 2 (1): 93-110. 2019.
    There is an increasing turn to nationalism around the world. The advocacy of “America First” policies, the Brexit leave campaign in Britain, and recent elections in Poland and Hungary show evidence of a rise in nationalistic sentiments. One reason given to explain this rise in nationalism is that in an increasingly diverse world stability is not possible without close cultural links between members of society, and that a shared national culture can provide those links. Nationalists argue that a …Read more
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    Internal morality of medicine and physician autonomy
    Journal of Medical Ethics 45 (3): 198-203. 2019.
    Robert Veatch and others have questioned whether there are internal moral rules of medicine. This paper examines the legal regulatory model for governing professions as the autonomous exercise of professional skills and asks whether there is a theoretical basis for this model. Taking John Rawls’s distinction between the justification of a practice and justification of the rules internal to the practice, this paper argues that the autonomous exercise of professional skills is justified so long as…Read more