Gaslighting, First and Second Order. Forthcoming in Hypatia.
Second-order gaslighting occurs when there is a disagreement over which concept should be used in a context, and the disagreement causes a speaker to doubt their interpretive abilities in virtue of doubting the accuracy of their concept.
Revision, Endorsement, and the Analysis of Meaning. Forthcoming in Analysis. Co-Authored with Kai Tanter.
Conceptual engineering is consistent with the idea that meaning claims are prescriptions for usage.
Privileged Groups and Obligation: Engineering Oppressive Concepts. Published in Journal of Applied Philosophy, 2019.
Privileged groups have an obligation to significantly aid in the processes that give rise to the amelioration of oppressive concepts.
Ideology and Normativity: Constraints on Conceptual Engineering. Published in Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, 2019.
Epistemic loss in conceptual engineering is permissible when the ameliorated concept can causally influence the world to make itself accurate.
What Defines a Conceptual Resource? Published in Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy, 2019.
What relationship must hold for a set of concepts to be the conceptual resource of a group of people…?
Hermeneutical Injustice and Animal Ethics: Can Non-Human Animals Suffer From Hermeneutical Injustice? Published in Journal of Animal Ethics, 2018.
Non-human animals can suffer from other-oriented hermeneutical injustice.
A Linguistic Method of Deception: The Difference Between Killing Humanely and a Humane Killing. Published in Journal of Animal Ethics, 2018.
The meat-eating industry employs moral language to exploit our moral sensibilities.
There’s No Such Thing As Conceptual Competence Injustice. Published in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 2017. Co-Authored with William Tuckwell.
There are three reasons for thinking that conceptual competence injustice is not in fact a novel form of epistemic injustice.