Issues of social and legal responsibility, distributive justice, and social revolution generally speaking; and more specifically the act/omission distinction in law and morals, the doctrine of positive and negative duty and its implications for liberal theory, and the process and effect of social change on values and obligations. Current major project is a book on omission and responsibility.
Courses Recently Taught
Philosophy of Law (Fall 2006, 2003)
Social Change and Enduring Value (Fall 2002)
Goodness and Nature: A Defense of Ethical Naturalism (Nijhoff, 1987) (2005 online version available here) For a new supplement to Goodness and Nature, 2005 click here.
The Politics of Aristotle, Translated with introduction, analysis, and notes (University of North Carolina Press, 1997)
A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle, (University of North Carolina Press, 1998)
On Karol Wojtyla (Wadsworth, 2001)
Vices, Virtues, and Consequences (Catholic University of America Press, 2001)