B.A. 1988 Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.A. 1993 University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. 1996 University of Pittsburgh, “The Object of Practical Reason”, Supervisor: Annette Baier
2010- Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
2003-2010 Associate Professor with tenure, University of Toronto
2001-2003 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
2000-2001 Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
1996-2001 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of New Mexico
1995-1996 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Kansas State University
Areas of Specialization
Ethics, Practical Reason, Kant’s Ethics
Grants and Awards
2016-2019 Halbert Network Faculty Fellowship- 45,000
2012-2017 SSHRC Insight Grant - 121,425.00.
2016 Visiting Professor, Universite Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne); March 2016
2012 Visiting Fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford University
2011 Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Jerusalem
2010 Grant for Workshop Practical Ethics in Question, $11,000, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University
2009 CPA Book Prize- Honourable Mention
2008-2011 SSHRC Standard Research Grant - $43,950
2004-2008 SSHRC Standard Research Grant - $38,000
Appearances of the Good: An Essay on the Nature of Practical Reason, Cambridge University Press, 2007, 315 pp.
Desire, Good, and Practical Reason (editor), Oxford University Press, 2010, 264 pp.
Moral Psychology [Series: Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, 94; Sub-series: New Trends in Philosophy] (editor), Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007, 352 pp.
“Action, Deontology, and Risk," Ethics, forthcoming.
"Reconsidering Intentions", Noûs, forthcoming.
"Directionality and Virtuous Ends: Kant on Our Duties Regarding Animals” in Lucy Allais, Kant on Animals, Oxford University Press, forthcoming (with Arthur Ripstein).
“Reasons and Action Explanation” in Daniel Star, Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, forthcoming (with Benjamin Wald).
“Representing Collective Agency”, Philosophical Studies17(2), December 2015, pp. 379-386.
“Moral Faith and Moral Reason” in T. Chappell, Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory, Oxford University Press, 2015.
“Acting and Satisficing” in Legal Normativity and the Philosophy of Practical Reason, edited by Georgios Pavlakos and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
“The Perils of Earnest Consequentializing”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 88, January 2014, pp. 233-240
“Minimalism About Action: A Modest Defence” Inquiry (Special Issue on Choice Over Time) 57, April 2014, pp. 384-411
“Guise of the Good”, International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette, Wiley Blackwell, 2013 (online), pp 1-9.
“Vague Projects and the Puzzle of the Self-Torturer (with Diana Raffman), Ethics 123, October 2012, pp. 86-112.
“Knowing the Good and Knowing What One is Doing”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, suppl. vol. 35, 2012, pp. 91-117.
“Externalism, Motivation, and Moral Knowledge” in Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay, Ethical Naturalism: Current Debates, Cambridge University Press, 2012, 211-225.
“The Idea of Freedom and Moral Cognition in Groundwork III”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84, 2012, pp. 555-589.
“Akrasia and Irrationality,” in T. O’Connor and C. Sandis, A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, Blackwell, 2011, 74-82.
“Good and Good For”, in Sergio Tenenbaum (ed.), Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good Oxford University Press, 2010, 202-233.
“The Vice of Procrastination” in Chrisoula Andreou and Mark White (eds.), The Thief of Time, Oxford University Press 2010, 130-150.
“In Defense of ‘Appearances’: A Reply to my Critics”, Dialogue 48 2009, pp. 411-421.
“Appearing Good: A Reply to Schroeder”, Social Theory and Practice 34 (1), January 2008, pp. 131-138.
“The Conclusion of Practical Reason” in Moral Psychology, edited by Sergio Tenenbaum (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007), pp. 323-343.
“Brute Requirements: A Critical Notice of Joshua Gert’s Brute Rationality”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy37 (1), 2007, pp. 153-172.
“Direction of Fit and Motivational Cognitivism” in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, edited by Russ Shafer-Landau, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 235-264.
“Friendship and the Law of Reason: Baier and Kant on Love and Principles,” in Persons and Passions; Essays in Honor of Annette Baier, edited by Joyce Jenkins, Jennifer Whiting, and Christopher Williams (Notre Dame, Ill: University of Notre Dame Press), 2005, pp. 250-280.
“Quasi-Realism and Ordinary Discourse: The Problem Of Autonomous Effects” Philosophical Quarterly53 (July 2003), pp. 392-409.
“Speculative Mistakes and Ordinary Temptations: Kant on Instrumental Conceptions of Rationality” History of Philosophy Quarterly20 (April 2003), pp. 203-223.
“Accidie, Evaluation, and Motivation” in Weakness of Will and Varieties of Practical Irrationality, edited by Christine Tappolet, Fabienne Pironet, Sarah Stroud, Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 147-171.
“Ethical Internalism and Glaucon’s Question” Noûs34 (1) 2000, pp. 108-130.
“The Judgment of a Weak Will” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (4) 1999, 875-911.
“Our Mind’s Ancestors: A Review Article of Fred Dretske’s Naturalizing the Mind”, Evolution of Communication1(2) 1997, pp. 283-297.
“Realists Without a Cause: Deflationary Theories of Truth and Ethical Realism”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy26 (4) 1996, pp. 561-590.
“Hegel’s Critique of Kant in the Philosophy of Right”, Kant-Studien 86 (2) 1995, pp. 211-230 (with Hans Lottenbach).
Review of Self-Constitution by Christine Korsgaard, Ethics, 2012.
Review of Self to Self by David Velleman, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2008, http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=10843.
Selected Presentations (since 2010)
“Extended Agency and the Problem of Diachronic Autonomy”, Departamento de Filosofia, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2015.
“Extended Agency and the Problem of Diachronic Autonomy”, Belief, Action, and Rationality Over Time Workshop, Madison, WI, September 2015
“Deontology and Risk” Ethics and Decision Theory Workshop, Australian National University, July 2015
“Extended Agency and the Problem of Diachronic Autonomy” Workshop in Ethics, Dartmouth University, May 2015
“Extended Agency and the Problem of Diachronic Autonomy” to be presented at SLACCR 2015, St. Louis, MO, May 2015.
“Collective Action and Mental States: Bratman on Shared Agency”, Author Meets Critics Section on Michael Bratman’s Shared Agency, Pacific APA, April 2015
Comments on Hille Paakkunainen’s “Can there be Government House Reasons for Actions” NYU Abu Dhabi Workshop on Reasons and Normativity, January 2015
“Acting and Satisficing” University of McGill, Department of Philosophy Colloquium, November 2014.
“The Guise of the Guise of the Bad”, Conference on the Guise of the Bad, University of Vienna, Vienna, May 2014.
“Reconsidering Intentions”, Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley, March 2014
“Acting and Satisficing”, Stanford Humanities Centre, Stanford, March 2014
“Reconsidering Intentions”, Ethics Group, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, February 2014
“Acting and Satisficing”, Meeting of the Practical Reason and Good Action Network. Stuttgart, November 2013
“Moral Faith and Moral Reason”, Memorial Conference in Honour of Annette Baier, Pittsburgh, October 2013.
“Minimalism about Intentions” Workshop on Diachronic Rationality, CSMN, Oslo, Norway, August 2013.
“Directionality and Virtuous Ends”, Kant on Animals Conference, Kruger Park, South Africa, July 2013.
“Reconsidering Intentions”, Departmental Colloquium, Stockholm University, April 2013.
“Minimalism about Intention: A Modest Defence”, Workshop on Agency and the Good, Uppsala University (Keynote speaker), April 2013.
“Reconsidering Intentions”, Departmental Colloquium, Harvard University, April 2013.
“The Perils of Consequentialism”, Author Meets Critics: Doug Portmore’s Commonsense Consequentialism, Pacific APA, March 2013
“Minimalism about Intentions”, Department Colloquium, University of Delaware, October 2012
“Moral Faith and Moral Reason”, Moral Philosophy Seminar, Oxford University, July 2012
“Reconsidering Intentions”, Oxford Area Action Theory Group, Oxford, June 2012
“Action, Intention, and Judgment”, Workshop on Intention, Leeds, June 2012.
“Vague Projects and the Puzzle of the Self-Torturer”
Department of Philosophy, Sheffield University. March 2012
Department of Philosophy, University of Groningen, April 2012
Department of Philosophy, University of Bern, April 2012
“Reconsidering Intentions”, APA Symposium “Choice Over Time”, Seattle, April 2012.
“Rationality and Intentions”, Philosophy Colloquium Brazil Israel on Mind and Language, Curitiba, Brazil, November 2011.
“Knowing the Good and Knowing What You Are Doing” workshop on “the Guise of the Good”, Colgate University, November 2010
“The Belief Requirement and the Scholastic View” Belief and Agency Workshop, Ryerson University, Toronto, October 2010.
“Moral Faith and Moral Reason” Theory, Anti-Theory, and Intuitions in Ethics, Edinburgh, July 2010
“Reconsidering Intentions” Workshop on Theoretical and Practical Reason, Leeds, June 2010
“Vague Projects and the Puzzle of the Self-Torturer”, Arché, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, June 2010.
“Vague Projects and the Puzzle of the Self-Torturer”, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, (Rio de Janeiro, March 2010)
Associate Editor, Inquiry
Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Member of the APA Committee for International Cooperation