AOS: Ethics, Action Theory
AOC: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

EDUCATION

2016   Ph. D. Philosophy. University of Toronto.
Dissertation: "A Developmental Theory of Intention."
Supervised by Philip Clark.
Advisors: Sergio Tenenbaum, Andrew Sepielli
2008   M. A. Philosophy. University of Toronto.
2007   B. A. Honours. Philosophy. Simon Fraser University.

EMPLOYMENT

2017–2018   Visiting Assistant Professor. Philosophy. University at Buffalo.
2016–2017   Lecturer. Philosophy. University of Toronto.
2015–2016   Lecturer. Philosophy. University of Toronto at Mississauga.

PUBLICATIONS

Published Papers

“Intention as Action under Development: Why Intention is Not a Mental State.” Forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

Papers in Preparation

“Sub-actions and Practical Knowledge: How to Solve the Problem of Causal Deviance and Demystify Non-observational Knowledge.”
“Commitment, Coordination, and Intention as Action.”
“On a Need-to-Know Basis: A New Theory of Privacy.”

CONFERENCES

Talks (Refereed)

2018     “Developmentalism and Practical Knowledge.” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.
2017     “Actions under Development.” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.
2016     “Actions under Development.” Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress.
2008    “Never Forget Your Friends or Their Explanatory Priority.” Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference.
2007    “Never Forget Your Friends or Their Explanatory Priority.” British Columbia Philosophy Graduate Conference.

Comments

2017     “Self-deception and Two Kinds of Teleological Action,” William Bredeson, Speaker. Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress.
2017     “Rationalize this!,” Matthew Smith, Speaker. St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality.
2016     “Reasons for and Reasons Against,” Justin Snedegar, Speaker. American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2008–2011 SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral ($105,000)
2007   SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships Program - Masters Scholarships ($17,500)

TEACHING

Instructor (Full Course Design)

UNIVERSITY at buffalo

Grad-level Intention (Spring 2018)
200-level Environmental Ethics (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
100-level Contemporary Moral Problems (Spring 2018)
Grad-level Directed Study: Practical Reasoning (Fall 2017)
300-level Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (Fall 2017)
100-level Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2017)

University of Toronto

400-level Intention (Spring 2017)
300-level Democracy and Its Rivals (Spring 2017)
300-level Vegetarianism (Fall 2016)
200-level Aesthetics (Fall 2016)
200-level Environmental Ethics (Summer 2016)
100-level Introduction to Philosophy (Summer 2012, Spring 2016)
100-level Critical Reasoning (Spring 2016)
200-level Privacy and Whistleblowing (Summer 2015, Fall 2015)
200-level The Limits of the Criminal Law (Fall 2015)
200-level The Ethics of Social Networking (Summer 2013)
300-level Moral Motivation (Fall 2011)

Teaching Assistant (Grading & Leading Tutorials)

University of Toronto

100-level Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2015, Spring 2013)
200-level Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2009)
200-level Ethics and Society (Summer 2014)
200-level Persons, Minds, and Bodies (Spring 2014)
200-level Environmental Ethics (Fall 2013)
200-level Human Nature (Spring 2012)
200-level Freedom and Determinism (Spring 2011)
100-level Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2010)
200-level Death and Dying (Spring 2009)
200-level Social Issues (Fall 2008)
200-level Belief, Knowledge, and Truth (Spring 2008)
200-level Introductory Philosophy (Fall 2007)

Simon Fraser University

100-level Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology (Fall 2006)

Seminar Leader & Series Organizer

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

2013    Seminar & Speaker Series. Speaker: Sarah Paul (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
2012    Seminar & Speaker Series. Speaker: Douglas Lavin (Harvard University)

SERVICE

2008–2010    Graduate Philosophy Student Union Treasurer

REFERENCES

Sarah Paul
Department of Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5185 Helen C. White Hall
600 North Park Street
Madison, WI  53706
608-263-3700. skpaul@wisc.edu

Philip Clark
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ONL5L 1C6
905-828-3759. philip.clark@utoronto.ca

Martin J. Stone
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY  10003
mstone@yu.edu

Sergio Tenenbaum
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ONL5L 1C6
905-828-3752. sergio.tenenbaum@utoronto.ca

Andrew Sepielli
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ONL5L 1C6
905-828-3757. andrew.sepielli@utoronto.ca

Teaching Reference

Jonathan Weisberg. Associate Professor.
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ONL5L 1C6
jonathan.weisberg@utoronto.ca

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