Published papers

Ethical theory and rational choice

Incommensurability and vagueness in spectrum arguments: Options for saving transitivity of betterness (with Wlodek Rabinowicz). Philosophical Studies (forthcoming). [author's preprint] [published]

Essentially comparative value does not threaten transitivityThought: A Journal of Philosophy (2016)

Genealogical explanations of chance and morals. In Leibowitz & Sinclair (eds), Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics (OUP, 2016)

Rational choice and the transitivity of betternessPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research (2014)

Decision theory for agents with incomplete preferences (with Adam Bales and Daniel Cohen). Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2014)

Absent desiresUtilitas (2011)

Rational capacities, resolve, and weakness of will (with Daniel Cohen), Mind (2011)

Finking Frankfurt (with Daniel Cohen), Philosophical Studies (2007)

social and political philosophy, applied ethics

Climate change, cooperation, and moral bioenhancement (with Pei-hua Huang and Robert Simpson). Journal of Medical Ethics (2016) [preprint] [fulltext]

Victims, vectors, and villains: Are those who opt out of vaccination morally responsible for the deaths of others? (with Zeb Jamrozik and Michael Selgelid). Journal of Medical Ethics (2016) [open source]

Humanitarian intervention and the modern state system (with Patrick Emerton). In Lazar & Frowe (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War (OUP, 2015)

Understanding the political defensive privilege (with Patrick Emerton). In Fabre & Lazar (eds), The Morality of Defensive War (OUP, 2014)

Order and affray: Defensive privileges in warfare (with Patrick Emerton), Philosophy and Public Affairs (2009)

Is the risk–liability thesis compatible with negligence law? (with Trevor Pisciotta), Legal Theory (2005)

Nozick, prohibition, and no-fault motor insuranceJournal of Applied Philosophy (2003)

Metaphysics and philosophy of science

Chance and context (with Alastair Wilson). In Wilson (ed), Chance and Temporal Asymmetry (OUP, 2014)

Dispositions, manifestations, and causal structure. In Marmodoro (ed), The Metaphysics of Powers (Routledge, 2010)

Laws of nature. In A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (2010)

The metaphysics of dispositions and causes. In Dispositions and Causes (OUP, 2009)

Humean DispositionalismAustralasian Journal of Philosophy (2008)

Dispositions, Rules, and Finks (with Alexander Bird), Philosophical Studies (2008)

Unfinkable dispositionsSynthese (2008)

The metaphysics of causal models: Where's the biff? (with Charles Twardy, Kevin Korb, and Graham Oppy), Erkenntnis (2008)

Armstrong and the modal inversion of dispositionsThe Philosophical Quarterly (2005)

Lange on essentialism, counterfactuals, and explanationAustralasian Journal of Philosophy (2005)

Counterlegals and necessary lawsThe Philosophical Quarterly (2004)

Dispositional essentialism and the possibility of a law-abiding miracleThe Philosophical Quarterly (2001)