•  1328
    The Imagination Box
    Journal of Philosophy 111 (5): 259-275. 2014.
    Imaginative immersion refers to a phenomenon in which one loses oneself in make-believe. Susanna Schellenberg says that the best explanation of imaginative immersion involves a radical revision to cognitive architecture. Instead of there being an attitude of belief and a distinct attitude of imagination, there should only be one attitude that represents a continuum between belief and imagination. We argue otherwise. Although imaginative immersion is a crucial data point for theorizing about the …Read more
  •  1032
    Saving the Few
    Noûs 47 (2): 302-315. 2013.
    Taurek was right.
  •  930
    Some Questions for Tamar Szabo Gendler (review)
    Analysis 72 (4): 764-774. 2012.
    Contribution to a symposium on Gendler's Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology.
  •  775
    You’re imagining, in the course of a different game of make-believe, that you’re a bank robber. You don’t believe that you’re a bank robber. You are moved to point your finger, gun-wise, at the person pretending to be the bank teller and say, “Stick ‘em up! This is a robbery!”
  •  532
    "Food Ethics and Religion"
    In Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson & Tyler Doggett (eds.), Food, Ethics, and Society: An Introductory Text with Readings, Oxford University Press. 2016.
    How does an engagement with religious traditions (broadly construed) illuminate and complicate the task of thinking through the ethics of eating? In this introduction, we survey some of the many food ethical issues that arise within various religious traditions and also consider some ethical positions that such traditions take on food. To say the least, we do not attempt to address all the ethical issues concerning food that arise in religious contexts, nor do we attempt to cover every tradition…Read more
  •  396
    A very short, exegetical paper about Taurek's "Should the Numbers Count?," arguing against the view that Taurek requires giving chances.
  •  239
    How We Feel About Terrible, Non-existent Mafiosi
    with Andy Egan
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (2): 277-306. 2012.
    We argue for an imaginative analog of desire from premises about imaginative engagement with fiction. There's a bit about the paradox of fiction, too.
  •  158
    It is sometimes, but not always, permissible to let others do wrong. This paper is about why that is so.
  •  119
    Killing Innocent People
    Noûs 52 (3): 645-666. 2018.
  •  113
    Why Leibniz thinks Descartes was wrong and the Scholastics were right
    Philosophical Studies 149 (1): 1-18. 2010.
    Leibniz believes that if there are corporeal substances, they have substantial forms, believes there are substantial forms, and believes there is a close connection between the first two claims. Why does he believe there is this close connection? This paper answers that question and draws out its bearing on the realism/idealism debate.
  •  106
    What Is Wrong With Kamm's and Scanlon's Arguments Against Taurek
    Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 3 (3): 1-16. 2009.
    I distinguish several arguments Kamm and Scanlon make against Taurek's claim that it is permissible to save smaller groups of people rather than larger. I then argue that none succeeds. This is a companion to my "Saving the Few."
  •  97
    Moral vegetarianism
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2018.
  •  96
    Argues that Descartes's commitment to mind-body causation leads to a commitment to body-body causation.
  •  84
    Food ethics I: Food production and food justice
    Philosophy Compass 13 (3). 2018.
    This piece surveys recent work on the ethics of food production and distribution, paying closest attention to animal agriculture, plant agriculture, food justice, and food sovereignty.
  •  72
    Food Ethics II: Consumption and obesity
    Philosophy Compass 13 (3). 2018.
    This article surveys recent work on some issues in the ethics of food consumption. It is a companion to our piece on food justice and the ethics of food production.
  •  71
    Letting others do wrong
    Noûs. forthcoming.
  •  41
    The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2017.
    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. Food ethics, as an academic pursuit, is vast, incorporating work from philosophy as well as anthropology, economics, environmental sciences and other natural sciences, geography, law, and sociology. This Handbook provides a samp…Read more
  •  18
    Review of Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (6). 2011.