Publications

Textbooks

Ethics, Left and Right: The Moral Issues That Divide Us. Oxford University Press, 2019.

College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You. Oxford University Press, 2017. Second Edition: 2020.

Monographs & 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, 2020.

Modal Justification via Theories. Springer, 2017; NDPR Review.

Edited Volumes

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics. Routledge, 2019.

Modal Epistemology After Rationalism. Edited with Felipe Leon; Springer, 2017.

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat. Edited with Ben Bramble; Oxford University Press, 2015; NDPR Review.

Articles & Chapters

· Forthcoming ·

"In Defense of Disenhancement," Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals, ed. Andrew Fenton, L. Syd M Johnson, and Adam Shriver; Springer.

Comments on J. P. Andrew’s ‘The Insignificance of Taste’,” Southwest Philosophy Review.

"The Freegan Challenge to Veganism," w/ Josh Milburn; Ethical Diets and Animal Ethics — Beyond Extensionism, ed. Mark Alfino. Springer.

"Rawls Goes to Church," Theologica.


· 2020 ·

"Keep Your Cats Indoors: a Reply to Abbate," Acta Analytica.

"Quantifying the Valuation of Animal Welfare Among Americans," w/ Scott T. Weathers, Lucius Caviola, Laura Scherer, Stephan Pfister, Jesse B. Bump, and Lindsay M. Jaacks; Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.


· 2019 ·

"Beyond the Neighborhood," w/ Jennifer Fischer; Mister Rogers and Philosophy, ed. Eric J. Mohr and Holly K. Mohr; Open Court, 2019.

Just Policy Paralysis?," w/ Clare Palmer; Animal Sentience.

"How Lewis Can Meet the Integration Challenge," w/ Eric Gilbertson; Journal of Philosophical Research.

"The Problem with Person-rearing Accounts of Moral Status," w/ Travis Timmerman; Thought.

"Boycotting and Public Mourning," Res Publica.

"Be a Professional: Attend to the Insects," w/ Emily Sandall; American Entomologist.

"Collecting Insects to Conserve Them: A Call for Ethical Caution," w/ Brendon Larson; Insect Conservation and Diversity.

Don’t Demean ‘Invasives’: Conservation and Wrongful Species Discrimination,” w/ C. E. Abbate; Animals.

"How to Reply to Some Ethical Objections to Entomophagy," Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

"In Defense of Backyard Chickens," w/ Josh Milburn; Journal of Applied Philosophy.

"Moral Bioenhancement Probably Won't Improve Things for Animals (and May Make Them Worse)," Topoi.

"Nonideal Ethics and Arguments against Eating Animals," Environmental Values.


· 2018 ·

"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.

"Dignitarian Hunting: A Rights-based Defense," w/ Dan Demetriou Social Theory and Practice.

"Disassociation Intuitions," w/ Isaac Wiegman; Southwest Philosophy Review.

"Field Deaths in Plant Agriculture," w/ Andy Lamey; Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.

"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.


· 2017 ·

"What Can You Build?" LEGO and Philosophy, ed. Roy T. Cook and Sondra Bacharach; Blackwell, 2017.

"Facsimiles of Flesh," w/ Burkay Ozturk; Journal of Applied Philosophy.

"Focus on Fish: A Call to Effective Altruists," w/ Max Elder; Essays in Philosophy.

"Modal Empiricism: Objection, Reply, Proposal," Modal Epistemology After Rationalism, ed. Bob Fischer and Felipe Leon; Springer.

"The Moral Objection to Modal Realism," Erkenntnis.

"Wild Fish and Expected Utility," Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics.


· 2016 ·

"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.

"The Modal-Knowno Problem," w/ Felipe Leon; Southwest Philosophy Review.


· 2015 ·

"Against Blaming the Blameworthy," in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, ed. Ben Bramble and Bob Fischer; Oxford University Press.

"Theory Selection in Modal Epistemology," American Philosophical Quarterly.


· 2014 ·

"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 It Doesn't Matter Whether the Virtues Are Truth-Conducive," Synthese.

Salvaging Serviceability in Metaphysics,” w/ Eric Gilbertson; Southwest Philosophy Review.


· 2012 ·

"Why Incest Is Usually Wrong," Philosophy in the Contemporary World.

Modal Knowledge, in Theory,Southwest Philosophy Review.

General Audiences

"Personal Liberty vs. Public Good During a Pandemic," Scientific Inquirer, June 2020.

"Why Writing Better Will Make You a Better Person," The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2019.

"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

"When Vegans Won't Compromise," w/ James McWilliams The New York Times, August 2015

"From Outrage to Integration," Prindle Post, July 2015

"Why Act When It Doesn't Make a Difference?," Prindle Post, May 2015