DPhil (Oxford), MSc (LSE), BA Hons (Queen's)
Telephone: 519.661.2111 ext. 82236
Office: Social Science Centre 4138
I am interested in our obligations to future generations, including who and how many people we create, and what kind of lives we leave them.
Current Research Projects
I am currently working on two main themes:
1) How to balance the needs and interests of future generations (many of whom will be better off than we are) with the needs of current people, particularly the global poor;
2) How we ought to think about the ethics of human extinction. Would there be anything bad or wrong about causing or allowing humans to become extinct?
Scholarly Books (Authored & Co-Authored)
- Forthcoming: Gustaf Arrhenius, Krister Bykvist, Tim Campbell and Elizabeth Finneron-Burns, eds. Oxford Handbook of Population Ethics, Oxford University Press.
Refereed Journal Articles
- 2019: Review of Diana Coole’s Should We Control World Population? in Ethics & International Affairs, 33(1): 2019.
- 2018: ‘The Intergenerational Original Position.’ Social Theory & Practice, 43(4).
- 2017: ‘What’s Wrong with Human Extinction?’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 47(2).
- 2016: ‘Contractualism and the Non-Identity Problem’. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 19 (5).
- Forthcoming: 'State Pension Schemes and the Duties of Retirees' (forthcoming) in Stephen Gardiner (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Intergenerational Justice, Oxford University Press.