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. My research interests include the philosophy of punishment (esp. capital punishment and punishment and race), Kant’s practical philosophy, and Levinas. I have just published a book informatively titled Against Capital Punishment (Oxford University Press, 2019). I am co-editing (with Michael Cholbi, Brandon Hogan, and Alex Madva) The Movement for Black Lives: Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

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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