About

I'm a Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach. You can view my philosophical lineage here.

I'm a first-generation college student, committed to making other non-traditional students feel like they belong in the classroom.

ngl.philosophy [at] gmail [dot] com

Teaching

Fall 2020 - Parental leave

610: Proseminar

Spring 2020

101: The Meaning of Life

160: Introduction to Ethics

496/596: Sexual Metaphysics

498H (cont.): Non-Binary Gender Identity

498H (cont.): Sexual Orientation

599: Naturalism and Normative Thought

599: Philosophical Anarchism

Fall 2019

101: The Meaning of Life

496/596: Normativity in a Natural World

498H: Non-Binary Gender Identity

498H: Sexual Orientation

Research

Most of my research to date has been in metaethics, but I also have strong interests in social philosophy and the philosophy of mind.

The unifying thread of my research is an interest in how metaphysical debates about the nature of ethical, social, and phenomenal properties can be obscured or illuminated by our concepts of those properties.

Papers, promised


Wronging by Requesting (Joint work with Kenneth Silver) Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics

Papers, forthcoming


The World is Not Enough (Joint work with Nathan Robert Howard) Noûs
Resisting Reductive Realism Oxford Studies in Metaethics Vol. 15

Papers, published


Moral Constraints on Gender Concepts Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2020)
The Sense of Incredibility in Ethics Philosophical Studies (2019)
Moral Realism, Speech Act Diversity, and Expressivism The Philosophical Quarterly (2019)
Reductivism, Nonreductivism, and Incredulity about Streumer's Error Theory Analysis Reviews (2018)
Epistemic Modesty in Ethics Philosophical Studies (2018)
Conceptual Analysis in Metaethics (Joint work with Stephen Finlay) Routledge Handbook of Metaethics (2017)
Non-Analytical Naturalism and the Nature of Normative Thought Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2015)
How to Pull a Metaphysical Rabbit out of an End-Relational Semantic Hat Res Philosophica (2014)

Book reviews


“Double Review” of On What Matters Volume Three written by Derek Parfit and Does Anything Really Matter? Essays on Parfit on Objectivity edited by Peter Singer Ethics (2018)
Speech and Morality: On the Metaethical Implications of Speaking, written by Terence Cuneo Journal of Moral Philosophy (2017)