Research Interests

I work primarily within ethics. My current work pertains to questions about the epistemic condition of blameworthiness—questions about the conditions for ignorance excusing an agent from blame. In particular, I am interested in further exploring  the issue of when non-ideal epistemic environments mitigate or excuse real agents from being blameworthy for their moral ignorance. I am also currently working on bringing together Reasonable Expectation and Quality of Will approaches to blameworthiness, as a way of developing a Quality of Will account that better captures our ordinary judgment that poor formative circumstances mitigate blame. Further interests include rethinking how demanding moral theories are for creatures like us and the intersection of epistemology and metaethics, especially the relation between internalist conceptions of epistemic justification and moral reasons for action.