July 20, 2022 • Inquiry

“A Bayesian Solution to Hallsson’s Puzzle”

Politics is rife with motivated cognition. People do not dispassionately engage with the evidence when they form political beliefs; they interpret it selectively, generating justifications for their desired conclusions and […]

February 9, 2022 • Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture

“How East Meets West: Justice and Consequences in Confucian Meritocracy

“Meritocracy” has historically been understood in two ways. The first is an an approach to governance. On this understanding, we seek to put meritorious (somehow defined) people into public office […]

September 9, 2021 • Episteme

“The Epistemology of Disagreement: Why Not Bayesianism?”

Disagreement is a ubiquitous feature of human life, and philosophers have dutifully attended to it. One important question related to disagreement is epistemological: How does a rational person change her […]

December 5, 2020 • New York Daily News

Affirmative action, fairness, and America’s future

On Election Day, California voters decisively rejected Proposition 16, which would have repealed California’s constitutional ban on discrimination. This result has, understandably, been overshadowed by the presidential race. But it […]

September 6, 2020 • Newsday

How to best guard against cancel culture

We are becoming less tolerant of differing opinions, less inclined to judge them with open minds or at least charity.