I am assistant professor in the Law and Business department in Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.
I hold a BA in Philosophy & Economics from Universität Bayreuth (2008) and received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto for a thesis on the nature and value of achievement (2014). Before coming to Ryerson, I spent a year as a research fellow at the Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Approaching moral philosophy from a broadly consequentialist point of view, I have a long standing interest in population ethics, i.e. questions about how to morally evaluate states of the world by aggregating the well-being of individual people (and, possibly, other goods). This has led me to develop an interest in questions about the nature of well-being and the Good in general.
Engaging in debates about substantive theories of the Good will make one acutely aware of what John Rawls has famously called ‘the fact of reasonable pluralism’ about such theories. I take this to be an important fact of moral life, and think that (besides political philosophy) all fields of applied ethics need to take it very seriously. I try to do just that in my own work on business ethics.