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My main research interest is free will and moral responsibility, and more generally, the relationship between the metaphysics of agency and normativity. My current work aims to address the metaphysical-existential questions raised by a broadly naturalistic picture of human agency. In metaphysics and action theory, my research has focused on two themes: reductionism about agency and the metaphysics of abilities, especially how abilities relate to dispositions, causation, and counterfactuals. In ethics and moral psychology, my research focuses on the ethics of praise and blame, whether the aptness of certain moral emotions requires free will, and how emotions can help or hinder our agency. My research also often intersects with (or directly addresses) issues in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and social and political philosophy. Please see below for more information about my publications (powered by


Interview at The Free Will Show (Ep. 60): "Compatibilism and Reduction with Robert Wallace"

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