The Constitution and the Philosophy of Language: Entailment, Implicature, and Implied Powers, 101 Virginia Law Review __ (forthcoming)
“Your Theory of the Evolution of Morality Depends on Your Theory of Morality” (with David Kirkby and Wolfram Hinzen), 36(1) Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), pp. 94-95.
“Moral Grammar and Human Rights: Some Reflections on Cognitive Science and Englightenment Rationalism,” in Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights 160-198 (Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks & Andrew K. Woods eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2012).
“Moral Grammar and Intuitive Jurisprudence: A Formal Model of Unconscious Moral and Legal Knowledge,” in B.H. Ross (Series Ed.) & D. M. Bartels, C. W. Bauman, L. J. Skitka, & D. L. Medin (Eds.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 50: Moral Judgment and Decision Making, pp. 27-100, San Diego, CA: Academic Press (2009)
“Dilemmas of Cultural Legality: A Comment on Roger Cotterrell’s The Struggle for Law and a Criticism of the House of Lords’ Opinions in Begum,” International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 385-393 (2009).
“Unconscious Choices in Legal Analysis” (Comment on Mark Kelman, Interpretive Construction in the Substantive Criminal Law), in P. H. Robinson, S. Garvey, and K Ferzan, eds., Criminal Law Conversations, pp. 220-222, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2009).
“Constraining the Necessity Defense” (Comment on Paul Robinson, Objective versus Subjective Justification), in P. H. Robinson, S. Garvey, and K Ferzan, eds., Criminal Law Conversations, pp. 359-361, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2009).
“Self-Defense Against Wrongful Attack: The Case of the Psychotic Aggressor” (Comment on George Fletcher and Luis Chiesa, Self-Defense and the Case of the Psychotic Aggressor), in P. H. Robinson, S. Garvey, and K Ferzan, eds., Criminal Law Conversations, pp. 374-375, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2009).
“The Free Exercise of Religion: An American Perspective,” in Ein neur Kampf der Religionen? Staat, Recht und religiöse Toleranz (M. Mahlmann and H. Rottleuthner, eds., Duncker & Humblot) (2006), pp. 271-288
”Islamic Rationalism and the Foundation of Human Rights,” in Pluralism and the Law: Proceedings of the 20th IVR World Congress, Volume 3: Global Problems (Arend Soeteman, ed., Franz Steiner Verlag) (2004), pp. 61-70
”The Liberalism of Freedom in the History of Moral Philosophy” (reviewing John Rawls, Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy) (with Matthias Mahlmann) ARSP (Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie), Band 89/1, 122 (2003), pp. 122-132
”Toward a Universal Moral Grammar” (with Cristina M. Sorrentino and Elizabeth Spelke) in Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Morton A. Gernsbacher and Sharon A. Derry, eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) (1998), p. 1250
Unpublished Papers and Working Papers
‘Any Animal Whatever': Harmful Battery and its Elements as Building Blocks of Human and Nonhuman Moral Cognition (2013)
Workshops: Berkeley, Georgetown, Rutgers, Ohio State (MPRG), Miami (ALPC)
The Necessary and Proper Clauses (2011)
Workshops: Georgetown, San Diego, Fordham, George Washington
Unreasonable Risk: A Formal Analysis and Critical History of Common Law Negligence (2009)
Workshops: George Washington, Georgetown, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota
Aspects of the Theory of Moral Cognition: Investigating Intuitive Knowledge of the Prohibition of Intentional Battery, the Rescue Principle, the First Principle of Practical Reason, and the Principle of Double Effect (Stanford Law School Thesis, May 2002)
Advisors: Tom Grey, Mark Kelman
Outline of a Research Program in Moral Psychology (1997)
The Moral Faculty (1996)
Rawls’ Linguistic Analogy (1995)
Rawls’ Linguistic Analogy: A Study of the ‘Generative Grammar’ Model of Moral Theory Described by John Rawls in A Theory of Justice (Cornell University, 2000)
Advisors: Noam Chomsky, Richard Miller, Jason Stanley, Allen Wood (chair)