My research tends to lie within normative ethics, practical ethics and metaphysics. My doctoral research, funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, focuses on the moral reasons we have to do less than best in the context of beneficence, and how these might map onto more practical debates, including longtermism.
Outside of my doctoral research, I am generally interested in distributive justice, alongside the ethics of risk imposition and harming. I enjoy the practical application of ethical theory to public policy - especially health policy. I also work in personal identity, with a special interest in animalism. Below you can find an overview of some of my more developed work. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to see any drafts.
1. (forthcoming). Costa, Cancer, and Coronavirus: contractualism as a guide to the ethics of lockdown, Journal of Medical Ethics, with Stephen John
2. A paper arguing that longtermism is in conflict with scepticism about aggregation when viewed from both the ex ante and ex post perspectives.
3. In this paper, I argue that our thinking about charitable donation mistakenly ignores the importance of agglomeration. Once we re-orientate our picture of charitable donation to include this, then reasons pertaining to partiality can justify many cases of suboptimal donation.
4. By generating instances in which the body and the organism come apart at times other than death, I demonstrate in this paper that somaticism does not save the animalist from the corpse problem.