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I am associate professor and chair of Philosophy at Binghamton University. 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

Political Philosophy:

  • Human rights
  • Distributive justice
  • Public justification

Normative Ethics:

  • Contractualism
  • 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 tricky to say.