Ethics, History of Ethics, Practical Ethics
Associate Director, Rotman Institute of Philosophy
BA Manitoba; MA Dalhousie; PhD Toronto
My primary research interests are in the history, practical applicability and defensibility of utilitarianism, and in the nature of well-being. I have a secondary research interest in bioethics.
I am happy to supervise dissertations in the history of ethics from Kant onwards, in contemporary normative ethics, including value theory, in meta-ethics, especially in moral epistemology, and in bioethics.
Some recent publications
“Two Conceptions of Children’s Welfare”, Journal of Practical Ethics (forthcoming)
“On Henry Sidgwick’s ‘My Station and its Duties’”, Ethics 125 (2014), 186-191.
“Henry Sidgwick’s Moral Epistemology”, Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2010), 491-519.