about me

I am Professor of Philosophy, Adjunct at Cornell University. I was Professor of Philosophy at Providence College until 2020. I have also taught at Harvard (in the College Writing Program) and the Auburn (NY) Correctional Facility and with the Bard Prison Initiative. My research interests include the philosophy of punishment (esp. capital punishment and punishing the disadvantaged), Kant’s practical philosophy, and Levinas. I have published a book informatively titled Against Capital Punishment (Oxford University Press, 2019). I co-edited (with Michael Cholbi, Brandon Hogan, and Alex Madva) The Movement for Black Lives: Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2021). My papers appear in journals such as UtilitasJournal of the American Philosophical Association, Criminal Law and Philosophy, Kantian Review, and Continental Philosophy Review.

You can find me on PhilPapers and Academia.edu. Email me at bsy9 symbol cornell dot edu. Follow me on Twitter.

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