I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. I was previously a Plumer Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. For further details, see my Curriculum Vitae.
I have wide-ranging interests in philosophy but my research thus far has focused on problems at the intersection of ethical theory and metaphysics. Within practical ethics I am especially interested in the ethics of charitable giving. My publications and works in progress can be found below.
Spectrum Arguments and Hypersensitivity (Philosophical Studies 2017)Abstract
The Worseness of Nonexistence (forthcoming in Saving Lives from the Badness of Death, Oxford University Press 2017)Abstract
Whether and Where to Give (Philosophy and Public Affairs 2016)Abstract
Risky Giving (The Philosophers’ Magazine 2016)Abstract
Adding Happy People (Philosophers Take on the World, Oxford University Press 2016)Abstract
Does Division Multiply Desert? (Philosophical Review 2014)Abstract
Intuitions about Large Number Cases (Analysis 2013)Abstract
Works in Progress:
Much Ado about Nearly Nothing (book project)Abstract
Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues (edited volume project, with Hilary Greaves)Abstract
Effective Justice (co-authored with Roger Crisp)Abstract
Gratuitous Nonbeneficence and the Separateness of PersonsAbstract
Not All Spectrum Arguments Are Created EqualAbstract
The Fusion ProblemAbstract