Research & CV

Here's a link to my CV.

Publications

  1. 'My body, still my choice: an objection to Hendricks on abortion' (Journal of Medical Ethics), 2022.

Abstract: In ‘My body, not my choice: against legalised abortion’, Perry Hendricks offers an intriguing argument that suggests the state can coerce pregnant women into continuing to sustain their fetuses. His argument consists partly in countering Boonin’s defense of legalized abortion followed by an argument from analogy. I argue in response that his argument from analogy fails and, correspondingly, it should still be a woman’s legal choice to have an abortion. My key point concerns the burdensomeness of pregnancy which is morally relevant to the question of whether the state can coerce people to use their bodies to help another person.

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  1. 'Privacy, autonomy and direct-to-consumer genetic testing: a response to Vayena' (Journal of Medical Ethics), 2022.

Abstract: In Vayena’s article, ‘direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomics on the scales of autonomy’, she claims that there may be a strong autonomy-based argument for permitting DTC genomic services. In response, I point out how the diminishment of one’s genetic privacy can cause a relevant autonomy-related harm which must be balanced against the autonomy-related gains DTC services provide. By drawing on conceptual connections between privacy and the Razian conception of autonomy, I show that DTC genetic testing may decrease the range of valuable options individuals possess, which impacts the extent to which would-be consumers can exercise their autonomy.

Book Reviews

  1. Review of 'The Political Philosophy of AI' by Mark Coeckelbergh, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Forthcoming in 2023.

Under Review and Works-in-Progress

4. A paper on echo chambers.

5. A paper on the wrongness of paternalism.

6. A paper on the ethics of brain organoid research.

7. A paper on the use of Rawlsian public reason to evaluate the problem with echo chambers.

8. A paper on what is (epistemically) wrong with believing in conspiracy theories.

9. A paper critiquing the impairment argument (w/Emma Curran)