Ethics; Freedom and Moral Responsibility
My current research is directed at providing a foundational theory of luck. I was intrigued that in reviewing the literature on moral luck, epistemic luck, and distributive justice, the notion of luck is often treated as primitive or is simply given a vague synonymical characterization in terms of control, chance, or probability. I plan to develop an account that will illuminate the inutions that lead us to present moral and epistemic luck as problematic and that will help clarify our understanding of just compensation. I also have a less immediate interest in the nature and ethics of friendship, philosophical logic, and feminist philosophy.