I specialize in social and political philosophy, moral theory, and bioethics broadly construed (i.e. ethical issues in biology, ecology, and medicine). My current research interests focus on democratic theory, liberalism, and issues of climate justice. Recent work explores the moral implications of global warming denialism and other forms of science denial.
I am particularly interested in the ethical and political ramifications of organized efforts to undermine the public’s understanding of science relevant to health, public safety, and the environment. This linked Frontline documentary is a good initial resource for those wishing to learn more about organized campaigns to undermine the public’s understanding of global warming. Click on the “articles” tab above my name, or here, for preprint samples of my writings.
I am currently working on a book project examining the relationship between pluralism, political liberalism, and issues of global justice.
It should be clear that published views are my own and that I do not presume to speak for anyone other than myself.