My main areas of research and teaching expertise are in Ethics (Normative and Applied) and the History of Moral Philosophy (broadly construed.) My chief philosophical indulgence is Aesthetics (especially Film Aesthetics.) You can find links to some of my publications on my Academia.edu page (link to the right.)
My historical work has mainly focused on naturalist theories/theorists. After completing a dissertation on John Dewey's ethics, I have gone on to publish on the theories of classic American Pragmatists (Dewey and William James), contemporaries such as G.E. Moore and Bertrand Russell, as well as on earlier figures such as John Locke, Bernard Mandeville, and David Hume. I have also edited a collection on Virtue Ethics.
Environmental Ethics has been the focus of most of my published work in applied ethics. I am a founding director of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/Société canadienne de philosophie environnementale (CSEP/SCEP) (link to the right.) I am currently working on a book on The Ethics of Environmental Stewardship, for which I received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Funding Council (SSHRC.)