Publications and Works in Progress
Works in Progress
Why is having a baby like running a marathon? Gendered Embodied Reproductive Achievements and Philosophical Analyses of Achievement
What a Mother's Got To Do: A Moderate Account of Maternal Duties
Motherhood and Objectification
These papers are works in progress and thus may not be fully polished. Some references may be missing and there may be some typos. Please excuse these.
If you have a comment on a work in progress, please do email me.
(Obviously comments on published papers are welcome too, but I'm especially interested in comments on works in progress.)
I have also written quite a few blogs and other pieces about guilt and shame surrounding infant feeding decisions. For links, see my page on Philosophy and How Babies Are Fed.
Doing and Allowing Harm, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015).
“Hooker's rule-consequentialism, disasters, demandingness, and arbitrary distinctions” Ratio, published online first August 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12354
The New Trolley Problem: Driverless Cars and Deontological Distinctions.” Journal of Applied Philosophy, published online first 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12610
“Your Mother Should Know: Pregnancy, the Ethics of Abortion and Knowledge through Acquaintance of Moral Value.” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, published online first 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12416.
(co-authored with Elselijn Kingma) “Can you do harm to your fetus? Pregnancy, physical indistinctness, and difficult deontological distinctions." Ethics, forthcoming.
“Utilitarianism for Animals; Deontology for People’ and The Doing/Allowing Distinction”, Philosophical Studies 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-021-01745-7
Mother Knows Best: Pregnancy, Applied Ethics and Epistemically Transformative Experiences, Journal of Applied Philosophy, doi:10.1111/japp.12464
“Do Mothers of Extremely Preterm Babies Have a Duty to Express Breastmilk?” Acta Paediatr. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/apa.15323
“Requirements to Justify Breastfeeding in Public: A philosophical analysis” International Breastfeeding Journal, 14, 2019. Article number: 26.
“Promiscuity, Pedophilia, Rape, and the Significance of the Sexual”, Public Affairs Quarterly, Forthcoming.
“Barry and Øverland on Doing, Allowing, and Enabling Harm.” Ethics & Global Politics, 12(1). 2019. DOI: 10.1080/16544951.2019.1568790.
"Should we talk about the ‘benefits’ of breastfeeding? The significance of the default in representations of infant feeding" Journal of Medical Ethics, Published Online First: 22 August 2018. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2018-104789
"Double Effect, Doing and Allowing and the Relaxed Nonconsequentialist", Philosophical Explorations, Vol. 20, Issue sup2 2017.
Breastfeeding and Defeasible Duties to Benefit. Journal of Medical Ethics Published Online First: 10 February 2017. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103833 Co-authored with Lindsey Porter. (Author's accepted version available here.)
"Motherhood and Mistakes about Defeasible Duties to Benefit," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research doi:10.1111/phpr.12355 (Author's accepted version available here.)
“Dimensions of Demandingness”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116 (1):89-106 (2016). Draft paper available here. Podcast available here.
“I, Me, Mine: Body Ownership and the Generation Problem”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 97 (2) (2016).
“The New Problem of Numbers in Morality”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (Online First, February 2014) 10.1007/s10677-014-9496-x
“If This Is My Body… A Defence of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol.94, No.3 (September 2013): 315-341. doi: 10.1111/papq.12002.
“Have We Solved the Non-Identity Problem?” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 15, No. 5 (November 2012): 677-690.
“The Doctrine of Doing and Allowing I: Analysis of the Doing/Allowing Distinction”, Philosophy Compass, Vol. 7, No. 7 (July 2012): 448-458.
“The Doctrine of Doing and Allowing II: The Moral Relevance of the Doing/Allowing Distinction”, Philosophy Compass, Vol. 7. No. 7 (July 2012): 459-469.
“Most Ways I could Move: Comparing Subsets of the Behaviour Space in Bennett’s Act/Omission Distinction”, Mind, Volume 120, Issue 477 (January 2011): 155-182
“Doing, Allowing and the Deliberative Requirement”, Ratio, Volume 23, Issue 2, (June 2010): 199-216
“Doing and Allowing, Threats and Sequences”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly Volume 89, Issue 2 (June 2008): 261-277
“Marriage and the Norm of Monogamy” (co-authored with Bryan R. Weaver), The Monist, Volume 91, No. 3-4 (July-October 2008): 506-522.
"Forsaking All Others: Monogamy, Norms and Value" (co-authored with Bryan R. Weaver), Alejandro Cervantes-Carson & Beatriz Oria (eds) Intimate Explorations Reading Across Disciplines, (Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford, 2009): 23-32.
Encyclopaedia Entries, Reviews, Critical Notices and Popular Philosophy
Roe v Wade: A philosopher on the true meaning of 'my body, my choice', The Conversation, 1st July 2022.
Covid Masks: How and when to ask someone to wear one - without getting into a fight. The Conversation, 26th July 2021.
Why There Are Some Things You Can Only Know If You've Been Pregnant - And Why This Matters, Justice Everywhere Blog, 1st October 2020.
“Philosophy Can Explain What Kind of Achievement it is to Give Birth”, Psyche, 18th August 2020.
“Is it Okay to Let my Child Be Stung by A Wasp?”, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Issue 86, 3rd Quarter 2019: 51-57.
“Why Should Ethicists Think About Pregnancy Sickness”, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Issue 77, Second Quarter 2017: 41-46.
'Monogamy is Marvellous', The Critique, February 14th 2017.
Doing vs Allowing Harm, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016.
Review of From Morality to the End of Reason by Ingmar Persson, Ethics, 125 (1): 272-276 (2014).
“Saving Strangers: What Does Morality Demand?”, Dialogue: A Journal of Religion and Philosophy (April 2012).
“Cheating with Jenna: Monogamy, Pornography and Erotica”, Dave Monroe (ed.) Porn: Philosophy for Everyone- How to Think With Kink, (Wiley-Blackwell, Malden MA, 2010): 93-104.
Review of Sexual Solipicism by Rae Langton, Times Literary Supplement, 19th March 2010.
Review of The Reflective Life, by Valerie Tiberius, Philosophical Quarterly Volume 59, Number 236 (July 2009): 570-573.
“Intricate Ethics and Inviolability: Frances Kamm's Nonconsequentialism", Critical Notice, Ratio, Volume 21, Issue 2 (June 2008): 231-238.