Curriculum Vitae


  • Coordinator for the Program in Politics, Philosophy, Economics, and Law, University of Richmond, Virginia
  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Richmond, Virginia
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Richmond, Virginia.
  • Director of the Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Suffolk University, Boston.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Suffolk University, Boston.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship at the Political Theory Project, Brown University.


Degree University Date
PhD in Philosophy University of Pennsylvania May 2011
MA in Philosophy University of Tennessee Summer 2006
MA in Communication studies Roskilde University, Denmark Spring 2003
Bachelor in Philosophy Roskilde University, Denmark Summer 1999

Some Publications

“The Principle of Merit and the Capital-Labor Split”, Economics and Philosophy, forthcoming.

“The Injustice of Alienation”, Social Theory and Practice, Volume 47, Issue 2, April 2021, pp.

“Democratic Equality and the Justification of Welfare-State Capitalism”, Ethics, An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, Vol. 131 (1), October 2020, pp. 4-33.

“Social Democracy”, The Routledge Handbook of PPE, Chris Melenowsky ed., forthcoming with Routledge.

“On the Relation between Private and Public Right”, The Court of Reason, Proceedings of the 13th International Kant Congress, Beatrix Himmelmann and Camilla Serck-Hanssen eds., De Gruyter, October 2021.

“Rawls’s Underestimation of the Importance of Economic Agency and Economic Rights”, John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions, Sarah Roberts-Cady & Jon Mandle eds., Oxford University Press, 2020.

“From Justice to Fairness: Does Kant’s Doctrine of Right Imply a Theory of Distributive Justice?”, co-authored with Mike Nance, in K. Moran ed. Kant on Spontaneity and Freedom. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“Kant and the Problem of Economic Inequality”, in V. L. Waibel and M. Ruffing eds. Natur und Freiheit: Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses., Walter de Gruyter, 2018.

“Principles of Distributive Justice”, in D. Boonin ed. Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, Palgrave MacMillan, September 2018.

“Social Cooperation and Basic Economic Rights: A Rawlsian Route to Social Democracy”, Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 47, 3, fall 2016, pp. 288-308.

“Robin Hood Justice: Why Robin Hood Took from the Rich and Gave to the Poor (and We Should Too)”, Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 3, 2, April 2016, pp. 149-170.

The Ideal of Peace and the Morality of War”, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, forthcoming (accepted September 2015).

Singularity without Equivalence: The Complex Unity of Kant’s Categorical Imperative”, in The Journal of Value Inquiry, forthcoming (published online September 10th 2015).

From Justice to Fairness: Does Kant’s Doctrine of Right Imply a Theory of Distributive Justice?”, co-authored with Mike Nance, in Kate Moran ed. Kant on Nature and Freedom,forthcoming (publisher not yet settled, but Cambridge University Press has expressed interest).

Liberalism and Economic Liberty”, co-authored with John Tomasi, in S. Wall & C. Kukathas eds.The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism (CUP, 2015).

Are Economic Liberties Basic Rights?”, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, forthcoming (published online 15 April 2013).

The Metaphysics of Vice: Kant and the Problem of Moral Freedom”, Rethinking Kant, Vol. 3, Oliver Thorndike ed., (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).

Absolute Freedom of Contract: Grotian Lessons for Libertarians”, Critical Review, vol. 25 (1), 2013, pp. 107-119.

Negative Perfectionism”, Philosophy & Public Issues, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012, pp. 101-122.

Reasonable Disagreement and Metaphysical Immodesty: A Comment on Talbott’s Which Rights Should be Universal”, Human Rights Review, Gary Herbert ed., vol. 9, no. 2, June 2008.

The Structural Diversity of Historical Injustices”, Journal of Social Philosophy: Special Issue Reparations, edited by Rahoul Kumar and Kok-Chor Tan, general editor Carol Gould, vol. XXXVII, 3, pp. 360-376, Fall 2006 (The North American Society for Social Philosophy), Co-authored with David A. Reidy, University of Tennessee. This article was Awarded the 2008 Fred Berger Memorial Prize of the American Philosophical Association.