Welcome! I am a doctoral candidate in the philosophy dept. at the University of Calgary in the final stages of my dissertation preparation under the supervision of Dr. Walter Glannon. My research is focused on one central ethical question: when is it morally permissible, impermissible, or obligatory to pharmacologically enhance oneself to accomplish a goal? I develop a novel strategy to answer this question guided by an appeal to virtue, practice, and achievement, and conclude that pharmacological enhancements are not only permissible in many contexts but may be obligatory in far more cases than has been previously suggested. I defend this project on May 29, 2018.
I also have interests in many other areas of moral philosophy including but not limited to the reactive attitudes, moral obligation, and moral responsibility. Lastly, I have an ongoing research program within the free will debate where I focus on the moral ramifications of hard incompatibilism. Roughly, I argue that we would lose quite a bit if it turned out that we do not have free will.