Consensualism in Principle (Routledge: 2001)

Contractualism and the Claims of Recognition (in progress)

Edited Collections

Ethics and Future Generations (Routledge:2018)

Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon (Oxford University Press: 2011) (co-edited with R. Jay Wallace and Samuel Freeman)

Reparations:Interdisciplinary Inquiries (Oxford University Press: 2007) (co-edited with Jon Miller)

Edited Journal Issues

Special Issue on Reparations, Journal of Social Philosophy 37:6 2006 (co-edited with Kok-Chor Tan, University of Pennsylvania)

Articles in Journals

“Rights, Wronging, and the Snares of Non-Identity” Law, Ethics, and Philosophy (in press)

”Risking Future Generations” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2018 (2):245-257

”Future Generations” Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice (Oxford:OUP) pp. 689-710

"Contractualist Reasoning, HIV Cure Clinical Trials, and the moral (ir)relevance of the Risk/Benefit RatioJournal of Medical Ethics (in press) [this article will appear with a commentary on it by F.M. Kamm, “The morality of risks in research: Reflections on Kumar” Journal of Medical Ethics 2017 43(2):124-127

Risking and Wronging” Philosophy and Public Affairs Winter 2015 43(1) pp. 27-51

Permissible Killing and the Irrelevance of Being Human” Journal of Ethics 12:1 2008 pp. 57-80

“Empirical Psychology and the Reassessment of Moral Luck” Ratio  September 2004 32(9) pp. 329-4 (with Edward Royzman(University of Pennsylvania, Psychology)

"Reasonable Reasons in Contractualist Moral Argument” Ethics   October 2003 114(1) pp. 6-37

Who can be Wronged?” Philosophy and Public Affairs Spring 2003 31(2) pp. 98-118

Contractualism on Saving the Many” Analysis 61:2 April 2001 pp.165-70

“On the Preponderance of Empathic Sorrow” New Ideas in Psychology 19(2): (2001) pp. 131-44 (with Edward Royzman(UPenn Psychology)

“Rationing Problems and the Aims of Ethical Theory” American Journal of Bioethics  Vol. 1(2) (Spring 2001) pp. 30-31

Defending the Moral Moderate: Contractualism and Common SensePhilosophy and Public Affairs Fall 1999 28(4) pp. 275-309

Articles in Edited Collections

“Intergenerational Justice” in S. Olsaretti, ed. Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice (Oxford University Press: forthcoming)

Contractualism and the Roots of Responsibility” in Clarke,  McKenna and Smith, eds. New Essays on Moral Responsibility  (Oxford University Press: 2015) pp. 251-79

“Rawls and Utilitarianism” Mandle and Reidy, eds. Cambridge Rawls Lexicon Mandle and Reidy eds., (Cambridge University Press: 2015) pp. 858-66

“Why Reparations?” in J. Oberdiek,  ed. Philosophical Essays on the Foundations of the law of Torts (Oxford University Press: 2014) pp. 193-212

Contractualism” in LaFollette, ed. International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Blackwell: 2013) [updated July 2019]

“Contractualism” in Skorupski, ed. Routledge Companion to Ethics (Routledge: 2012)

“Contractualism on the Shoal of Aggregation” in Wallace et. al. Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon (Oxford: 2011) 129-54

Wronging Future People” in Gosseries and Meyer, eds. Intergenerational Justice (Oxford University Press: 2009) 251-73

“Commentary on ‘The Structural Diversity of Historical Injustices’” APA Newsletter (Philosophy and Law) 9:2 Spring 2010

“The Ethics of Exclusion” in J. Ciprut, ed. The Future of Citizenship (MIT Press: 2009) 55-75 (co-authored with David Silver, UBC)

“Contractualism” in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd edition(MacMillan: 2005)

“The Legacy of Injustice: Wronging the Future, Responsibility for the Past”, L.H. Meyer, ed. Historical Justice (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2003) 145-58(co-authored with David Silver, UBC)

Work In Progress 

“Contractualism, Interpersonal and Intergenerational”

“Saving Lives and Statistical Deaths”

“Blame, Communicative and Reactive”


Review of R. Jay Wallace, The Moral Nexus Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (forthcoming)

Review of Samuel Scheffler, Why Worry About Future Generations? Journal of Moral Philosophy (forthcoming)

“Responsibility, Reparations, and the Legal Entrenchment of Racial Hierarchy” Criminal Justice Ethics August 2016 DOI:10.1080/0731129X.2016.1204724 [Review Essay of David Lyons, Confronting Injustice (Oxford University Press, 2013)]

Review of Paul Hurley, Beyond Consequentialism Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (January 2012; available on-line; invited review)

Review of Tim Mulgan, The Demands of Consequentialism, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (September 2002; available on-line; invited, peer-reviewed review)

Review of Jamie Mayerfeld, Suffering and Responsibility, The Philosophical Quarterly 51:205 (October 2001) 558-60

Review of Bede Rundle, Mind in Action Ethics 111(3) April 2001

Review of Frances Kamm, Morality, Mortality Vol. 1, Journal of Medical Ethics 21 Fall 1995

Review of Thomas Hurka, Perfectionism, Ratio 7(1) (December 1994; pg. 191-97)