I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, where I also taught in the Core Curriculum.
My research interests include normative ethics (esp. non-ideal moral theory), aesthetics (esp. aesthetic normativity), and philosophy in/of literature (esp. Proust).
Literary Intentionalism: A Shared Interpretive Policy, Metaphilosophy, Vol. 50, Issue 4 (2019): 503-15
Grounding Aesthetic Obligations, British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 58, Issue 3 (2018): 271-85
Valuing and Believing Valuable, Analysis, Vol. 77, Issue 1 (2017): 59-65
Love and Transience in Proust, Philosophy, Vol. 91, Issue 4 (2016): 541-57
Philosophy, Literature, and Emotional Engagement: A Response to Nanay, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 73, Issue 2 (2015): 196-200
Richard Moran, The Philosophical Imagination, European Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 26, Issue 3 (2018): 1180-3
Rafe McGregor, The Value of Literature, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 73, Issue 3 (2017): 311-4
Recent & Upcoming Talks
Partiality as a Non-Ideal Practice (Florida International University, November 2019; APA Central Division, February 2019 (symposium); NYU Center for Bioethics, March 2018)
Practice-Based Accounts of Aesthetic Normativity (London Aesthetics Forum, December 2019; ASA Annual Meeting, October 2019; Aesthetics in the Reasons Revolution, May 2019)
Moral Theory and Moral Unfreedom (APA Eastern Division, January 2019 (poster); Felician Ethics, October 2017)