For a general audience

In addition to the scholarly papers below, I’ve also written entries on the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the moral status of animals for 1000-Word Philosophy, a multi-author project aimed at providing non-specialists with short and accessible introductions to philosophical issues.

Journal articles

2016. “Hierarchy, Global Justice, and Human-Animal Relations,” Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 19:3 (236-55).

2015. “Analysing Animality: A Critical Approach,” The Philosophical Quarterly 65:260 (529-46).

2014. “Toward Justice for Animals,” Journal of Social Philosophy 45:4 (539-53).

2014. “Linking Sexism and Speciesism,” Hypatia 29:4 (721-37).

2013. “Is the Concept of Violence Normative?” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 67:3 (337-52).

2011. “Rousseau’s General Will and the Condorcet Jury Theorem,” History of Political Thought 32:1 (49-62).

2010. “On the Incompatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom,” Sophia 49:3 (333-41).

2010. “The Inseparability Thesis: Why Political Legitimacy Entails Political Obligations,” Southwest Philosophy Review 26:1 (51-59).

2008. “Reasons, Motivations, and Obligations,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 46:3 (451-68).

Book chapters

Forthcoming. “The Radical Potential of Analytic Animal Liberation Philosophy,” Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-species Social Justice (Atsuko Matsuoka and John Sorenson, eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International.

2015. “The Problem of Speaking for Animals,” Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy (Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley, eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International.

Book reviews

2016. Review of Carol Adams and Lori Gruen (eds.), Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (Bloomsbury, 2014), Hypatia Reviews Online.

2011. Review of Gary L. Francione and Robert Garner, The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (Columbia University Press, 2010), Journal of Applied Philosophy 28:4

A note on the accessibility of these papers and book chapters

Some of my papers are behind paywalls, and readers without access to these sites (through private or university subscriptions) may find these papers difficult to access. In order to mitigate, just slightly, my own complicity in this restriction of access to scholarship—which in my case has mostly been conducted at public universities, funded to greater or lesser extents by tax revenues—I want to make it quite clear to anyone who is interested in my work that all of the relevant copyright laws and contractual agreements with publishers permit me to share my scholarship privately with other scholars. (Curiously—or maybe not—this doesn’t seem to be as widely known as it should be, and I’ve even encountered others in academia—sometimes with backgrounds in law!—who have expressed reluctance to share their work privately for fear of violating a publisher’s copyright in the fruits of their intellectual labor.)

So if you have a scholarly interest in anything below, whether you are a university faculty member or an independent researcher (indeed, especially if you are an independent researcher), you are welcome to contact me to request a copy of any paper of mine that you are unable to access through a publisher’s website or in hard copy. Scholarship is pointless if it can’t be read, and if you want to read mine I will make sure that you can.