PRESENTATIONS, TALKS, COMMENTS

●  "The Moral Effluvia of Existence:  Can Existence Make Things Better for a Person and So What If It Does?"  Society for Applied Ethics, Oxford University (June 2014)

●  "Rethinking 'Mere Addition':  Can Adding Happy People Make Things Worse?" American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meetings (San Diego 2014)

●  "Can Procreation Impose Morally Significant Harms or Benefits on the Child?" American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings (Baltimore 2014)

●  Comment on Tim Campbell, "Infinite Utility and Cain's Paradox," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress/RoME V (2012)

●  Comment on Howard Nye, "Responsibility for Vulnerability and the Non-Identity Problem," American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meetings (San Francisco 2013)  

●  "Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth," seminar presentation, New York University (Nov. 2011)

●  "Varaibilism and the Asymmetry," University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Oct. 2011)

●  "The Person-Affecting Approach in Ethics," Super Seminar, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Oct. 2011)

●  "Variabilism and the Asymmetry," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME IV) (Aug. 2011)

●  "Procreative Reasons, Procreative Obligation and Procreative Liberty," Dubrovnik Conference On Moral Philosophy and Value Theory (June 2011)

●  "The Two Envelope Problem:  The Man Who Knew Too Much," faculty colloquium, University of Delaware (Apr. 2011) 

●  "The Nonidentity Problem," student seminar, University of Delaware (Apr. 2011)

●  "A Variabilist Solution to the Asymmetry," Workshop on Population Ethics, McGill University, Montreal (Mar. 2011)

●  "A Variabilist Solution to the Asymmetry," Philamore Ethics Reading Group (Mar. 2011)

●  "Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons," Stockholm University (Dec. 2010) 

●  "Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons," University of Copenhagen (Nov. 2010)

●  "The Asymmetry and Genetic Enhancement," Workshop on Justice and Reproduction, The Nordic Network for Politics and Ethics (University of Gothenburg, Nov. 2010)

●  "Causing Harm in the Multiple Agent Context," Université catholique de Louvain, International Bernheim Workshop (Oct. 2010)

●  Comment on Saul Smilansky's "Should We Be Sorry We Exist?" Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME III) (Aug. 2010)

●  "Does the Moral Status of Merely Possible Persons Imply that Early Abortion Is Wrong," poster presentation, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME III) (Aug. 2010)

            Poster on Abortion and the Moral Status of Merely Possible People

●  "Does the Moral Status of Merely Possible Persons Imply that Early Abortion Is Wrong?" Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference (St. Anne's College, Oxford, July 2010)

●  Comment on John Broome, "Climate Change:  How Bad Is the Chance of Catastrophe?"  DeCamp Seminar (University Center for Human Values, Princeton, Mar. 2010)

●  "An Asymmetry in the Ethics of Procreation:  Can It Be Permissible Not to Bring the Happy Child into Existence Yet Obligatory to Leave the Miserable Child Out of Existence?," Conference on What Do We Owe to Future Persons, Cluster of Excellence/The Formation of Normative Orders, Goethe University (Frankfurt, Feb. 2010)

●  Comment on Dillard, Harman, Kamm and McMahan, "Procreation, Abortion and Harm," Committee on Philosophy and Law, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings (Dec. 2009)

●  "Does the Moral Status of Merely Possible Persons Imply that Early Abortion Is Wrong?" New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association (Montclair State University, Nov. 2009)

●  "Counting the Costs Before They're Hatched:  Climate Change, the Nonidentity Problem and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons," Conference on the Ethics of Climate Change:  Intergenerational Justice and the Global Challenge, University of Delaware Department of Philosophy and the American Philosophical Association (Newark, Del., Oct. 2009)

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●  "Do Principles of Justice Extend to Merely Possible Persons?" Conference, Extensions of Justice, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Mount Scopus, June 2009)

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●  Comment on Holly Smith, "Error and Uncertainty in Moral Decision-Making," Felician Ethics Conference (Apr. 2009)

●  "Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons," University of Delaware at Newark (Nov. 2008)

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●  Comment on Rivka Weinberg, "Existence:  Who Needs It?" University Center for Human Values, Princeton University (Nov. 2008)

●  "The Nonidentity Problem and the Two Envelope Problem," University of California at Riverside (Feb. 2008) 

●  “Climate Change and the Problem of Collective Harm,” comment on Andrew Light, Society for Applied Philosophy, Princeton Theological Institute (Oct. 2007)

●  Comment on Larry Temkin, “Equality and Health Care,” University Center for Human Values, Princeton University (Sept. 2006)

●  "When Do We Harm Persons by Causing Them to Exist?  Expected Value, Betterness and the Slave Child Case," University Center for Human Values Decamp Seminar (Princeton, Oct. 2006)

●  “Supernumerary Pregnancy and Harm to Persons,” Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania (Hart Lecture, June 2006)

●  "Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Harm to Offspring," The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 28th Annual Conference for Health Law Teachers (Newark, June 2004)

●  Comment on Noam J. Zohar, "Divine Representations and the Value of Embryos:  God's Image, God's Name and the Status of Human Non-Persons," Center for Judaic Studies and University Center for Human Values (Princeton, 2004)

●  Comment on David Wasserman, "Is Every Birth Wrongful?  Is Any Birth Required?"  University Center for Human Values (Princeton, 2004)

●  "The New Reproduction Technologies and the Limits and Structure of Constitutional Privacy," American Philosophical Association -- Pacific Division Meetings (San Francisco, Mar. 2003)

●  "The Structure of Constitutional Privacy:  The 'Right' To Be Left Alone As a Hierarchy of Critical Privacy Interests," American Society for Value Inquiry (Milwaukee, Apr. 2002)

●  Comment on Adrienne Asch, “Selling of Human Ova,” University Center for Human Values (Princeton, 2002)

●  "Person-Based Consequentialism and the Equality Problem," American Philosophical Association -- University of Delaware Ethics in the Twenty-First Century (Newark, Delaware, Nov. 2001)

●  "Am I As Good As You Are?  Two Forms of Consequentialism and Two Approaches to the Equality Problem," American Philosophical Association -- Pacific Division Meetings (Oakland, April 2001)

●  "Cloning and Harming," American Philosophical Association -- Pacific Division Meetings (Berkeley, Apr. 1999)

●  "Is the Person-Affecting Intuition Inconsistent?" American Philosophical Association -- Pacific Division Meetings (Berkeley, Apr. 1997)