Recent Projects 

This is the introduction to the refreshed “Food Ethics” MOOC, now available on Princeton Coursera.  It was produced by Lance Harrington and Lisa Jackson.

The “Ethics of Eating” course that I taught for many years at Cornell with Will Starr was produced as a MOOC on in 2016 (it’s now available in an updated form on Coursera).  Here is the EdX promo video produced by Serge Petchenyi and Roberta Militello.

Sam Newlands and I co-directed a multi-year $5m grant on Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations (there’s a healthy dose of Despair and Pessimism too).  Here is our promotional video, produced by Leah Hayes and Peter Brant.

Lectures on Kant's ethics from the Food Ethics MOOC

Four introductory mini-lectures on Kant’s ethics, especially as related to non-human animals. These are obviously casual rather than highly polished presentations, but some students over the years have said that they found them useful, so I thought I would put them up here. (Note: these EdX videos have been superseded by refreshed lectures on Coursera, which I’ll try to put up here soon.


Kant and Kantian Ethics

Kant's Non-Consequentialism

Kant on Humanity and Autonomy

Kant, Autonomy, Animals