Recent Essays and Work in Progress


Thinking in Good CompanyForthcoming in the Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Fall 2022
The Philosophical Foundations of Animal Lawforthcoming from Oxford in The Oxford Handbook of Global Animal Law, edited by Anne Peters, Kristen Stilt, and Saskia Stucki.
Agency and Moralityfrom Luca Ferrera, ed., The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Agency. Routledge, 2022
John Rawls’s Theory of the GoodUnpublished
Species-Being and the Badness of Extinction and Death
Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie April, 2018, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 143-162. OPEN ACCESS.
Prospects for a Naturalistic Explanation of the GoodAristotelian Society Supplementary Volume XCII, 2018.
RationalityIn Critical Terms for Animal Studies edited by Lori Gruen, University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Animal Selves and the Good
Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics edited by Mark Timmons, 2018.
Constitutivism and the VirtuesIn an issue of Philosophical Explorations devoted to Constitutivism; Volume 22, Issue 2, Summer 2019.
The Claims of Animals and the Needs of Strangers: Two Cases of Imperfect RightIn an issue of Philosophical Explorations devoted to Constitutivism; Volume 22, Issue 2, Summer 2019.
Kantian Ethics, Animals, and the LawThe Hart Lecture for 2012
The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Winter 2013 33 (4) 1-20.
On Having a GoodPhilosophy, the Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Volume 89, Issue 03, pp. 405-429, July 2014; and in Philosophers of Our Times, edited by Ted Honderich, Oxford 2015.
A Kantian Case for Animal RightsAnimal Law: Tier und Recht, edited by Julia Hänni, Margot Michel, Daniela Kühne. Dike Verlag, Zurich, 2012.
The Relational Nature of the GoodOxford Studies on Metaethics, Volume 8, edited by Russ Shafer-Landau. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
The Origin of the Good and Our Animal NatureThe Journal of Ethical Reflections, Summer 2020, Volume 1, No. 2, 7-29.
The Normative Constitution of AgencyRational and Social Agency: Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Bratman, edited by Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe. New York: Oxford University Press.
Valuing Our HumanityRespect for Persons, edited by Oliver Sensen and Richard Dean. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
Published in Spanish translation by Dulce María Grande in Signos Filosoficos, No. 26, July-December 2011.
Interacting with Animals: A Kantian AccountIn The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics, edited by Tom Beauchamp and R. G. Frey. Oxford, 2011.
Reflections on the Evolution of MoralityThe Amherst Lecture in Philosophy 5 (2010): 1–29.
The Activity of ReasonPresidential Address of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, 2008. The Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Volume 83, No.2, November 2009; and in Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon, edited by R. J. Wallace, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Natural Motives and the Motive of Duty; Hume and Kant on Our Duties to OthersContemporary Readings In Law and Social Justice 1(2), 2009.
Just Like All the Other Animals of the Earth(Moral and Religious Attitudes towards Animals and Our Animal Nature in the Philosophies of Hume and Kant)
Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 3 (Autumn 2008).
Fellow Creatures: Kantian Ethics and Our Duties to Animalsin The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, ed. by Grethe B. Peterson. Salt Lake City: Utah University Press, Volume 25, 2005, and at The Tanner Lectures web site via the link to the essay.

Other Work in Progress

The Natural History of the Good: A Four-Lecture Set (click for Podcast)

  1. Good and Good-For
  2. Good and Good-For, Continued
  3. What Kinds of Entities Can Have a Good?
  4. The Right and the Good

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