Associate Professor, Philosophy and Law
School of Humanities
Director of Humanities and Law Minor
Co-Director (with Ken Simons), Center for Legal Philosophy
Fax: (949) 824-6520
University of California, Irvine
71 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697
Ethics, Action, Jurisprudence
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation (2011-13)
I work in ethics and legal philosophy. Some recent areas of focus include moral psychology, speech acts, moral and legal remedy, and the philosophy of torts and evidence.
"Putting Down: Expressive Subordination and Equal Protection," UCLA Law Rev. Disc.
"Does 'Sorry' Incriminate? Evidence, Harm and the Protection of Apology" Cornell JLPP Link
"Reasonable Doubts or Doubtable Reasons? The Case for an Objective Standard" BJALS Link
"Taking a Stance: an Account for Persons and Institutions" Springer Link
"A Jurisprudential Puzzle as Old as the Talmud" OUP Link
"Against the Odds: the Case for a Modal Understanding of Due Care," with Duncan Pritchard, forthcoming in The Social Epistemology of Legal Trials (Routledge, 2020).
"Advertising as Guaranteeing: a Defense of Strict Liability," Problema: an International Journal of Jurisprudence (forthcoming).
"Legal Rights and Joint Commitment," for Philosophy & Phenomenological Research, special edition (on Margaret Gilbert's Rights and Demands: a Foundational Inquiry (OUP: 2018)), forthcoming.
Guarantees and Propositional Promises
The Give in Forgiveness
Works in Progress:
Is there a Duty to Cooperate with an Unjust Penal System?
A Defense of Agent Regret: the Argument from Sincerity
Beyond Intention: Sincerity in Promising and Committing
Tort Repair and Moral Repair: Closer than You Think