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Recent Work

"Corporate Counterspeech" forthcoming in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (open access)


Are corporations ever morally obligated to engage in counterspeech—that is, in speech that aims to counter hate speech and misinformation? While existing arguments in moral and political philosophy show that individuals and states have such obligations, it is an open question whether those arguments apply to corporations as well. In this essay, I show how two such arguments—one based on avoiding complicity, and one based on duties of rescue—can plausibly be extended to corporations. I also respond to several objections to corporate counterspeech.

Selected Publications

  • "Corporate Counterspeech" (forthcoming) Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. (open access)

  • "Bias, Safeguards, and the Limits of Individuals." (2022) Business Ethics Journal Review 10(5): 27–32. (open access)

  • "Liberalism" (2021) in Tom Palmer and William Galston (eds.) Truth and Governance. Brookings Institution Press, pp. 193-215.

  • "Political irrationality, Utopianism, and Democratic Theory." (2020) Philosophy, Philosophy & Economics 19(1): 3-21

  • "The Fact of Unreasonable Pluralism." (2019) Journal of the American Philosophical Association 5(4): 410-428.

  • "The need for feasible compromises on conscientious objection: response to Card." (2019) (co-authored with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong) Journal of Medical Ethics 45: 560-561.

  • "Democratic Theory for a Market Democracy: The Problem of Merriment and Diversion When Regulators and Regulated Meet." (2018) (co-authored with Wayne Norman) Journal of Social Philosophy, special issue on "Market Governance," 49(4): 536-563.

  • "Democracy Isn't That Smart (But We Can Make it Smarter): On Landemore's Democratic Reason." (2017) Episteme 14(2): 161-175.

  • "How to Allow Conscientious Objections in Medicine While Protecting Patient Rights." (2017) (co-authored with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong) Cambridge Quarterly of Medical Ethics 26(1): 121-131.

Research Profiles

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