I'm a Professor in (and chair of) the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas. I got my degree from the University of California, San Diego. I work mainly in ethics, and I have a growing interest in the history of that subject, especially the British Moralists, Hutcheson through Mill. A few years ago, I published a book called The Basic Minimum: A Welfarist Approach. Click on the right to buy it! My newest book, The Limits of Moral Authority is out currently with Oxford University Press.
In 2016, I was Harsanyi Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. For the 2012-2013 academic year, I was on research leave from the University of Kansas to take up a faculty fellowship at The Murphy Institute at Tulane University.
NOTE: All papers in progress are subject to substantial revision. The papers are in varying states of polish. Please do not cite without permission.
In my spare time I like to produce electronic music. My current setup includes a vintage Yamaha SY77 FM workstation, a Kurzweil K2500RS synth/sampler, a Roland JX-03, a Moog Sub 37 and Mother 32 with various Eurorack format modules, and a Fender Jazzmaster. I connect that to some pedals, midi equipment, and software stuff.