Published Works & Interviews

Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

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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?" 

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Radio Interview Regarding Self-Driving Cars

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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.

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Environmental Ethics

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For this Schmidtz & Willott college text, I contributed an article weighing libertarian vs. utilitarian ethics as authority to regulate pollution.

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Political Fallacy

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In this January 2016 cover story of Mensa Bulletin, I contribute a non-partisan study of common fallacies used in political discourse.

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Radio Interview Regarding Political Fallacy

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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.

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Liberty and Debt

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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. 

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Gun Fallacy

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  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.

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Mental Causation

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   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.

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AOPA - No Airspeed Article

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 In this October 2014 issue of AOPA PILOT magazine, I contributed a lessons learned article to their "Never Again" monthly series.

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Vehicle Software Shapeshifters

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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.

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Autonomous Vehicle Safety

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For CIO Applications Magazine, I contributed an article about vehicle safe condition regarding driver assist and autonomous driving technology.

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Biometric Authentication

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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. 

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Vehicle On Board Diagnostics

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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." 

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More coming soon...

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Works In Progress

Ancient Ethics and Modern Morality

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     "Are Ancient Ethics and Modern Morality the Same Endeavor?"  This paper explores the works of Michael Frede and Julia Annas.  The answer to the question is not at all obvious. 

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These are unpublished works in progress. I welcome emails with your constructive criticism.

Ethical Theory Valuations

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"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?  

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