Welcome to my online home!

fritz-allhoffThanks for stopping by.  I’m currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. I recently graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School; for the 2014-2015 term, I’m a judicial clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court.

I have been a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (Australia), a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, a Visiting Academic at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association.

Most of my writing and teaching is in ethical theory, applied ethics, philosophy of law, and the history and philosophy of biology and science.  Recently I have been doing a lot of work in ethical issues of emerging technologies as well as in the ethics of terrorism and torture.  Each of these projects has culminated in books.  For the technology part, see What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter:  From Science to Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).  For the terrorism and torture part, see Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture (University of Chicago Press, 2012; also see here).  A separate page for my edited books will give you more information on them as well. Finally, I am a past editor of Public Affairs Quarterly (2010-2014).

Thanks for taking the time to look around the site and feel free to email me.