Papers

 

Selected Articles and Chapters

"Buddhist Philosophy as a Way of Life: The Spiritual Exercises of Tsong-kha-pa," in Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Approach, edited by Steven Emmanuel (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell). Forthcoming.

"Buddhist Moral Thought and Western Moral Philosophy," in A Mirror is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics, edited by Jake H. Davis (New York: Oxford University Press). Forthcoming

"Why the Buddha Did Not Discuss 'the Problem of Free Will and Determinism'," in Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will: Agentless Agency?, edited by RIck Repetti (London: Routledge, 2016), 11-21.

"Buddhist Understandings of Well-Being," in the Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being, edited by Guy Fletcher (London: Routledge, 2015), 70-80.

"Moral Relativism" in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (last update 20 April 2015). This can be found HERE.

"Naturalism, Relativism and the Authority of Morality," in Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy: David Wong and His Critics, edited by Yang Xiao and Yong Huang (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014), 103-26. Information about this book may be found HERE.

"Moral Virtue and the Epistemology of Disagreement," Philosophical Topics, Vol. 38 (2013), 39-57. Abstract.

"Ethical Thought in Indian Buddhism," in A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy, edited by Steven Emmanuel (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 429-51. Information about this book may be found HERE.

"Moral Relativism and Virtue Ethics," in A Companion to Relativism, edited by Steven D. Hales (Meldon, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 391-410. Information about this book may be found HERE.

"Medical Analogies in Buddhist and Hellenistic Thought: Tranquility and Anger," in Philosophy as Therapeia, edited by Claire Carlisle and Jonardon Ganeri (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 11-33. Abstract.

"Virtue and Nature," Social Philosophy & Policy, Vol. 25 (2008), 28-55. Abstract and Article.

"Standing up to Terrorists: Buddhism, Human RIghts, and Self-Respect," in Philosophy and Religion in Times of Terror, edited by Douglas Allen (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books), 101-21.

"A Priori Refutations of Disagreement Arguments against Moral Objectivity: Why Experience Matters," Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38 (2004), 141-57

"Practical Identities and Autonomy: Korsgaard's Reformation of Kant's Moral Philosophy," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 64 (2002), 546-70. Abstract.

"Moral Theory, Moral Dilemmas, and Moral Responsibilities," in Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory, edited by H.E. Mason (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 199-215.

"Moral Dilemmas and Prescriptivism," American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 26 (1989), 187-97. Abstract.

   

Selected Book Reviews

Lisa Tessman, Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality, in Ethics. Vol. 126 (2016), 1124-9.

Carol Rovane, The Metaphysics and Ethics of Relativism, in Analysis Reviews, Vol. 75 (2015), 333-35.

Robert Kane, Ethics and the Quest for Widsom, in Ethics, Vol. 122 (2012), 425-30.

Christine M. Korsgaard, Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity and Integrity and The Constitution of Agency: Essays on Practical Reason and Moral Psychology, in International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 50 (2010), 117-29.

David B. Wong, Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism, in Notre Dame Philosophical Review (2007.4.14). This can be found HERE.

Jonathan Dancy, Ethics without Principles, in Philosophical Books, Vol. 47 (2006), 175-8.

David Burton, Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study, in Sophia, Vol. 44 (2005), 76-7.

Philippa Foot, Moral Dilemmas and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy, in Ethics, Vol. 115 (2004), 142-5.

Samuel J. Kerstein, Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality, in Notre Dame Philosophical Review (2002.11.08). This can be found HERE.

Patricia Greenspan, Practical Guilt: Moral Dilemmas, Emotions, and Social Norms, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 58 (1998), 730-32.

Robert B. Louden, Morality and Moral Theory, in International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 34 (1994), 380-82.

Judith Jarvis Thomson, The Realm of Rights, in Philosophical Books, Vol. 33 (1992), 105-8.

James Wallace, Moral Relevance and Moral Conflict, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol.  51 (1991), 478-81.

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, in International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 22 (1982), 215-18.