I conduct most of my research at the interface of normative ethics and metaethics, drawing when appropriate upon related themes in political philosophy, philosophy of law, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of action. Much of my work in normative ethics takes issue with prevailing consequentialist approaches in moral theory. My book, Beyond Consequentialism, identifies fundamental tensions within consequentialism, and argues that the resolution of these tensions leads us beyond consequentialism. My recent work argues that allegedly neutral frameworks for debating the merits of alternative moral theories in fact systematically skew the debate in favor of consequentialist alternatives. Properly reframing these debates requires extensive forays into prevailing accounts of reason, desire, value, impartiality, action, and the nature of the interrelationship between reason and morality. I have developed the relevant arguments in a series of articles. My current goal is to bring these arguments together in a manuscript provisionally (and provocatively) titled The Tyranny of Outcomes.
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