I teach in the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University. For the most part, I work on issues in applied ethics, but I've also said some things about modal epistemology. My CV is available here, and you can reach me here.
Jeff Johnson and I direct the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, which hosts independent workshops on animal ethics and APA sessions having the same theme. The call for the next workshop is available here.
Ethics, Left and Right: The Moral Issues That Divide Us. Under contract with Oxford University Press.
College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You. Oxford University Press, 2017. Second Edition: 2020.
Monographs and Multi-author Volumes
What We Owe Other Animals, w/ Anja Jauernig. Under contract with Routledge.
Wildlife Ethics: Animal Ethics in Wildlife Management and Conservation, w/ Christian Gamborg, Jordan Owen Hampton, Clare Palmer, and Peter Sandoe. Under contract with Blackwell.
Animal Ethics — A Contemporary Introduction. Under contract with Routledge.
The Ethics of Eating Animals: Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible. Routledge, 2019.
Articles and Chapters
"Beyond the Neighborhood," w/ Jennifer Fischer; Mister Rogers and Philosophy, ed. Eric J. Mohr and Holly K. Mohr; Open Court.
"Boycotting and Public Mourning," Res Publica.
"Collecting Insects to Conserve Them: A Call for Ethical Caution," w/ Brendon Larson; Insect Conservation and Diversity.
"How Lewis Can Meet the Integration Challenge," w/ Eric Gilbertson; Journal of Philosophical Research.
"How to Reply to Some Ethical Objections to Entomophagy," Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
"In Defense of Disenhancement," Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals, ed. Andrew Fenton, L. Syd M Johnson, and Adam Shriver; Springer.
"Nonideal Ethics and Arguments against Eating Animals," Environmental Values.
"Individuals in the Wild," Animal Sentience.
"Animals as Honorary Humans," Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism, ed. Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey; Routledge.
"Animal Rights and Incredulous Stares," Between the Species.
"Arguments for Consuming Animal Products," The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, ed. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett; Oxford University Press.
"C. I. Lewis and the Benacerraf Problem," Episteme.
"Categorical Desires and the Badness of Animal Death," w/ Matt Bower, The Journal of Value Inquiry.
"Is Abolitionism Guilty of Racism? A Reply to Cordeiro-Rodrigues," Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.
"Speech and War: Rethinking the Ethics of Speech Restrictions," w/ Burkay Ozturk; The Value and Limits of Academic Speech: Philosophical, Political, and Legal Perspectives, ed. Donald Alexander Downs and Chris W. Surprenant; Routledge.
"Teaching for Our Good," Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching, ed. Steven Cahn, Alexandra Bradner, and Andrew Mills; Hackett.
"Focus on Fish: A Call to Effective Altruists," w/ Max Elder; Essays in Philosophy.
"The Moral Objection to Modal Realism," Erkenntnis.
"What Can You Build?" LEGO and Philosophy, ed. Roy T. Cook and Sondra Bacharach; Blackwell.
"Wild Fish and Expected Utility," Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics.
"A Theory-based Epistemology of Modality," The Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
"Bugging the Strict Vegan," Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics.
"Disgust as Heuristic," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.
"Hale on the Architecture of Modal Knowledge," Analytic Philosophy.
"What if Klein & Barron Are Right About Insect Sentience?" Animal Sentience.
"You Can't Buy Your Way Out of Veganism," Between the Species.
"Theory Selection in Modal Epistemology," American Philosophical Quarterly.
"Disgust and the Collection of Bovine Fetal Blood," in Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy, ed. Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley; Rowman & Littlefield.
"Why Incest Is Usually Wrong," Philosophy in the Contemporary World.
"Insider Talk: Challenging Food Choices" Prindle Post, August 2018
"Modal Epistemology" 1000-Word Philosophy, December 2017
"The Matter of Meat" CBC Radio's Ideas, November 2016
"From Outrage to Integration" Prindle Post, July 2015
"Why Act When It Doesn't Make a Difference?" Prindle Post, May 2015