RESEARCH

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"'Ought' implies 'can' but does not imply 'must': An asymmetry between becoming infeasible and becoming overridden" [WORD] [PDF]

"I ought, therefore I can obey" [WORD] [PDF]

"New foundations for imperative logic IV: Natural deduction" [WORD] [PDF]

"New foundations for deontic logic: A preliminary sketch" [WORD] [PDF]

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Philosophical logic

"Informative aboutness" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"New foundations for imperative logic III: A general definition of argument validity" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"Imperatives, Logic of" [WORD] [PDF]

"New foundations for imperative logic II: Pure imperative inference" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"In defense of imperative inference" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"New foundations for imperative logic I: Logical connectives, consistency, and quantifiers" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

Ethics

"Against moral character evaluations: The undetectability of virtue and vice" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"I ought, therefore I can" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"The indeterminacy paradox: Character evaluations and human psychology" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"Aristotle on the best good: Is Nicomachean Ethics 1094a18-22 fallacious?" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

Philosophy of science

"Hempel’s raven paradox: A lacuna in the standard Bayesian solution" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"Epsilon-ergodicity and the success of equilibrium statistical mechanics" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

Formal epistemology

"Have your cake and eat it too: The Old Principal Principle reconciled with the New" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"Who's afraid of undermining? Why the Principal Principle might not contradict Humean Supervenience" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

Metaphysics

"What time travelers may be able to do" [WORD] [PDF]

"Can I kill my younger self? Time travel and the RetroSuicide paradox" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

"Do cry over spilt milk: Possibly you can change the past" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

Comments & book reviews

Comments on Greg Restall & Gillian Russell's "Barriers to implication" [WORD] [PDF] [PowerPoint]

Review of Sentimental rules: On the natural foundations of moral judgment, by Shaun Nichols [WORD] [PDF]

Review of Lack of character: Personality and moral behavior, by John Doris [WORD] [PDF]

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