Research

Publications

 

Business Ethics

 

"Modern Portfolio Theory and Shareholder Primacy," Business Ethics Journal Review, 7(6): 34-39. Sept. 2019 | abstract | published version

In one syllable words: Firms don't have to pay those that own them based on how much risk they take on if the stock price was not just.

"Can a Corporation Be Worthy of Moral Consideration?" Journal of Business Ethics, 159(1): 253-265. Sept. 2019 | abstract | penultimate draft

In one syllable words: Can you wrong firms? Or, should you think they can have rights? Yeah, most of us should think so, sad to say.

"Do I Think Corporations Should Be Able to Vote Now?" Business Ethics Journal Review, 6(4): 18-23. May 2018 | abstract | published version

In one syllable words: Should firms get the vote? I think so, but you might not have to.

Philosophy of Action & Metaphysics

 

"Habitual Weakness," Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 8(4): 270-277. Dec. 2019 | abstract | penultimate draft

In one syllable words: When I act sans thought, my will might be weak.

"Avoiding Late Preemption with the Right Kind of Influence," Philosophia, 47(4): 1297-1312. Sept. 2019 | abstract | penultimate draft

In one syllable words: What does a thing cause? Take it out and see how things change in any way.

"Omissions as Events and Actions," Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 4(1): 33-48. Sept. 2018 | abstract | penultimate draft

In one syllable words: If I don't act, that too can be an act. It is where and when I am, and I can be blamed for it.

"The Vague Time of a Killing," Philosophical Studies, 175(6): 1383-1400. June 2018 | abstract | penultimate draft

In one syllable words: If I shoot you and then you die, when did I kill you? No way to say, since 'to kill' is vague.

"Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility, by Randolph Clarke," Mind, 124 (496):1264-1268. Sept. 2015 | penultimate draft

In one syllable words: Clarke's view is great, and you should know it, but I do not think it is right. 

Under Review (titles hidden for blind review)

Paper on the nature of competitive advantage | abstract | draft

In one syllable words: Firms have skills like we do, and if we see this it solves a lot.

Paper on corporate criminal responsibility | abstract | draft

In one syllable words: It's worth it to make firms pay for their crimes.

 

"Part I: Strategy (Concept)" (under commission) | draft

In one syllable words: They are plans, and it helps to see this.

Paper on the extent of corporate excuses with Paul Garofalo | abstract 

In one syllable words: Firms may do bad things if they must so that they can live on.

Paper on how to think about groups acting for reasons | abstract | draft 

In one syllable words: Groups can act, and they don't need minds to do it.

Paper on the morality of investing | abstract | draft 

In one syllable words: Don't buy stocks in bad firms. If you do, you might think bad thoughts and do bad things.

Paper on the metaphysics of action | abstract | draft

In one syllable words: Acts are like works of art, but made out of our arms and legs. And, if we see this it solves a lot.

In Progress

"Standing, Requesting, and Wronging" with N. G. Laskowski | draft

In one syllable words: It's bad to give gifts and then ask for things.

"Corporate Weakness" | abstract

In one syllable words: Firms can have weak wills too.

"The Market Failures Approach and the Ideal World Objection" | abstract

In one syllable words: Heath's view gets the point of how firms should act, but not the rules for it.

"Backwards Causation as Actual, Albeit Institutional" | draft

In one syllable words: You can cause things in the past when you play games.

"The Emergence of Properties in Social Systems" | draft

In one syllable words: Most of the things we deal with should be thought of as made in a way not like rocks, trees, or minds.

Paper on the causal exclusion problem that appeals to ontic vagueness | abstract | draft

In one syllable words: Big things cause, though they are made up of small things, since there is no fact of which small things make it up.

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

In one syllable words: Works of art cause things. Sure, it shares in what is caused with the paint,  but the paint shares too.

 

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