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Business Ethics & Normative Ethics

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Philosophy of Action & Metaphysics

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In a sentence: It's bad to ask for things from people close enough to you to know what you need.

"Wronging by Requesting" with N. G. Laskowski, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics (Vol.11), forthcoming |

In a sentence: Shareholders might deserve compensation at the cost of equity as has been recently suggested, unless that is not a fair price.

"Modern Portfolio Theory and Shareholder Primacy," Business Ethics Journal Review, 2019 |

In a sentence: If corporations are morally responsible, then we should probably think they have some degree of moral status.

"Can a Corporation Be Worthy of Moral Consideration?" Journal of Business Ethics, 2019 |

In a sentence: There are ways to argue that corporations do not deserve the right to vote, though they may not be available to me unfortunately.

"Do I Think Corporations Should Be Able to Vote Now?" Business Ethics Journal Review, 2018 |

In a sentence: Strategies are plans, roughly.

"Strategy (Part I): Conceptual Foundations," Philosophy Compass, forthcoming |

In a sentence: Groups can act, and they don't need minds to do it, since their members can play the role of recognizing their reasons.

"Group Action Without Group Minds," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming |

In a sentence: The efficacy of a composed object is not threatened by the causal work of its parts if it's vague which objects are among its parts.

"Causal Exclusion and Ontic Vagueness," Australasian Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming |

In a sentence: We regularly act weakly as a matter of habit, and this has implications for discussions about weakness of will.

"Habitual Weakness," Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 2019 |

In a sentence: You can judge whether an event makes a difference to an effect by excising the event and seeing if things are different in any way.

"Avoiding Late Preemption with the Right Kind of Influence," Philosophia, 2019 |

In a sentenceOmissions exist as events that occur where we are, and we can be blamed for them.

"Omissions as Events and Actions," Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 2018 |

In a sentence: If I shoot you and you die later, it's vague when I killed you, because 'to kill' is semantically vague.

"The Vague Time of a Killing," Philosophical Studies, 2018 |

In a sentence: Clarke offers a disjunctive account of omissions, and I have concerns about that.

"Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility, by Randolph Clarke," Mind, 2015 |

In a sentence: Properties of social systems (like 'being a jaywalking') emerge in a way not captured by current models and possibly strongly.

"Emergence within Social Systems," Synthese, forthcoming |

Under Review (titles hidden for blind review)

Paper on the nature of competitive advantage | In a sentence: Competitive advantage is a dispositional property of firms to succeed relative to peers.                draft

Paper on holding corporations responsible | In a sentence: It's worth it to make firms pay for their crimes.                                                                                      draft

Paper on corporate excuses with Paul Garofalo | In a sentence: Firms are excused if doing the right thing would constitute a competitive disadvantage.      abstract

Paper on the morality of investing | In a sentence: Investing in immoral firms threatens your judgment/autonomy in various ways, so you shouldn't do it.         draft

Paper on the metaphysics of action | In a sentence: People liking Davidson's CTA but not his metaphysics should say that actions are constituted.                      draft

In Progress

"Strategy (Part II): Applications" (under commission) | In a sentence: Applications of the strategy concept are explored in business, sports, and war.

"Fair Decisions, Hard and Soft" with Greg Faletto | In a sentence: Different conceptions of fairness may be weighed differently in practical reasoning.       abstract

"When Should the Master Answer?" | In a sentence: We should not appeal to respondeat superior as a doctrine in the criminal law.                                              abstract

"Corporate Weakness" | In a sentence: Firms can have weak wills too.                                                                                                                                                  abstract

"The Market Failures Approach and the Ideal World Objection" | In a sentence: Heath's view gets  how firms should act, but not the rules for it.             abstract

Paper on backwards causation | In a sentence: My administrator once retroactively enrolled me for a course, and this is literally backwards causation.                     draft

Paper on the causal exclusion problem that appeals to the relation of constitution |                                                                                                                      draft