My main research is in applied ethics and social & political philosophy.
I have an academia.edu with article links and an updated CV.
In political philosophy I am primarily interested in territorial rights and the mess of issues that impinge upon it -- global justice, nationalism, self-determination, indigenous rights, environmental ethics, property rights, social ontology, etc.
In applied ethics I am concerned with a problem I call the political theory of individual responsibility. How should we assess individual behavior in institutional contexts, where we might be involved in many acts that we do not carry out with our own two hands, or where we might carry out acts with our own two hands that are, in some sense, not (merely) our own acts.
My second book, A Moral Theory of Solidarity, is now available from Oxford University Press.
Land, Conflict, and Justice: a Political Theory of Territory (Cambridge UP, 2009), won the 2011 Canadian Philosophical Association Biennial Book Prize.
- "The Lockean Efficiency Argument and Aboriginal Land Rights," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 #3 (2000), 391-404.
- "Toward a Pluralist Account of Parenthood," with Tim Bayne. Bioethics 17 #3 (2003), 221-242.
- "Valuing Land and Distributing Territory," in Geographies and Moralities, ed. Roger Lee and David M. Smith (Blackwell, 2004), pp. 135-48.
- "Justice and the Politics of Deference," Journal of Political Philosophy 13 #2 (June 2005), pp. 153-73.
- "Who Killed Medgar Evers?" in Bob Dylan and Philosophy, ed. Peter Vernezze and Carl Porter (Open Court Pop Culture and Philosophy series, 2005), chapter 3.
- "Justice, Territory, and Natural Resources," Political Studies 60 #2 (June 2012), pp. 269-86. (Featured in Territory & Justice Symposia #1.)
- "Dynamics of Solidarity," Journal of Political Philosophy 20 #4 (2012), 365-83.
- "Attachment to Territory: Status or Achievement?" Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 42 #2 (June 2012), 101-24.
- "Floating Provisos and Sinking Islands," Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 #4 (2012), 333-43, which won the 2012 Journal of Applied Philosophy prize for the "best paper" published in volume 29 of JAP.
- "Am I My Profession's Keeper?" Bioethics 28 #1 (2014), 1-7.
- "The Priority of Solidarity to Justice," Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 #4 (2014), 420-33.
- "Resilience as a Political Ideal," Ethics, Policy, and Environment 19 #1 (2016), 91-107.