I'm an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. Before that, I did my doctorate at Rutgers, law degree at Yale, and bachelor's degree at Princeton.


My main project right now is a book entitled Pragmatist Quietism: A Metaethical System, which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. It attempts to explain how there can be objective ethical values that don't require any kind of "foundation".

I'm also beginning to work on a book on consequentialism and methodology in normative ethics.


I'd like to think I'm my own person as far as philosophy goes, but if you want some idea of my philosophical "orientations", my favourite philosophers from the past are Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry Sidgwick, John Dewey, and Richard Rorty.