The following are my published works along with a few interviews. My research and writing interests include philosophy in the areas of ethics, politics, technology and mind, as well as non-philosophical work on automotive technology and aviation.
For this 2016 IEEE engineering magazine, I contributed a peer reviewed article, "Will My Next Car Be a Libertarian or a Utilitarian? Who Will Decide?"
Mandy Connell of iHeart News Radio interviewed me on air about my article on the ethics of self-driving cars published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.
For this Schmidtz & Willott college text, I contributed an article weighing libertarian vs. utilitarian ethics as authority to regulate pollution.
In this January 2016 cover story of Mensa Bulletin, I contribute a non-partisan study of common fallacies used in political discourse.
Mandy Connell of KOA 850 iHeart News Radio interviewed me on air about my article on Philosophy and Political Fallacy published in the Mensa Bulletin.
For this Brigham Young University student journal of philosophy, I contributed a peer reviewed article, "Liberty and Debt", extolling the libertarian conception of negative freedom while elucidating social debt as its missing piece.
In this September 2018 Columbus Free Press op-ed, "Dishonest Talk of Killing People", I explore a subtle fallacy in the prominent pro gun rights argument.
My alma mater, Arizona State University, interviewed me regarding the impact that a later in life graduate degree in philosophy had on my outlook and business career.
In this October 2014 issue of AOPA PILOT magazine, I contributed a lessons learned article to their "Never Again" monthly series.
For CIO REVIEW magazine, I contributed an article about detecting vehicle emissions design cheating titled, "Spotting Wayward Shapeshifters in the Data". VW-type cheating can be detected with the right monitoring technologies.
For CIO Applications Magazine, I contributed an article about vehicle safe condition regarding driver assist and autonomous driving technology.
For Government Technology Magazine, I contributed an article on early applications of iris scanning biometric authentication as a means to ensure appropriate access to government mandated vehicle inspection systems and related data.
For this international gathering of the world's largest association of automotive engineers, I presented a paper that was published as part of the proceedings. "On Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) Emissions Inspection Failures Compared to Traditional Tailpipe Emissions Inspection Failures."
My Master's Thesis uses emergence and a distinction between 'meaning giving' and 'meaning aware' to provide an account of mental causation that avoids overdetermination.
"Against Stochastic Independence of Ethical Theory Valuations" How shall we decide among competing moral theories when we must act but are uncertain as to which theory is correct?
"Are Ancient Ethics and Modern Morality Part of the Same Endeavor?" The answer is not altogether obvious.
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