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Harm: Omission, Preemption, Freedom
CCA is an attractive account of harm. It has many virtues and many advantages over its competitors. But I won’t explore those features here. Ben Bradley gives a nice summary of them, though heExpand
SPARK: A US Cohort of 50,000 Families to Accelerate Autism Research
The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) has launched SPARKForAutism.org, a dynamic platform that is engaging thousands of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) andExpand
Exome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for novel ASD genes
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically heterogeneous condition, caused by a combination of rare de novo and inherited variants as well as common variants in at least several hundred genes.Expand
Against Phenomenal Conservatism
Recently, Michael Huemer has defended the Principle of Phenomenal Conservatism: If it seems to S that p, then, in the absence of defeaters, S thereby has at least some degree of justification forExpand
The "9" is a stand-in for particular political entities. My concern here will be with modern nation states and the relatively large-scale general elections they hold. But 9 could also stand for otherExpand
The Nature of Punishment: Reply to Wringe
David Boonin and I have independently argued that many justifications of legal punishment fail. Our arguments rely partly on the claim that an agent punishes a subject only if the agent aims to harmExpand
Liberalism and the general justifiability of punishment
I argue that contemporary liberal theory cannot give a general justification for the institution or practice of punishment, i.e., a justification that would hold across a broad range of reasonablyExpand
Pokémon GO Within the Context of Family Health: Retrospective Study
Background Pokémon GO illuminated the potential for mobile phone gaming apps to engage users and promote health. However, much work is needed to fully understand the mechanisms through whichExpand
Moral Luck Defended
Moral luck occurs when someone’s moral standing is affected by factors beyond her control, i.e., “luck.” Many philosophers reject moral luck. I don’t. I think there’s lots of it.2 Here, I’ll defend aExpand