I am an associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Binghamton University, and direct the program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law. I also edit the Legal Reasoning and Adjudication section at PhilPapers. I work primarily on topics in philosophy of law, political philosophy, and normative ethics. I have broad interests in each, but below are some areas of research focus.
Philosophy of Law:
- Nature and grounds of authority
- Legal reasoning, especially as it concerns non-ideal legal systems
- International law, especially international criminal law
- Tort theory
- Human rights
- Distributive justice
- Public justification
- Ethics of risk
- Responsibility allocation
Overall, I am still just trying to figure out what, in general, is the difference between right and wrong, justified and not. It is remarkably difficult to say.