The Attitudes We Can Have.The Philosophical Review. I present a fundamental contrast between doxastic and non-doxastic attitudes, and a theory of both that makes sense of puzzling ways we can and can't have them.
Policy Externalism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Part philosophy of language on attitude ascriptions (conditional and not), and part normative philosophy defending an externalism about non-doxastic attitudes.
Works in Progress and/or Under Review (Comments very welcome!) Paper on reasoning. (down for revisions for an R&R) I argue that we can reason to any of the following changes in attitude: new (degrees of) belief, abandoning beliefs, new non-doxastic attitudes like relief and admiration, the abandonment of the same, and new states of "attitudinal constraint acceptance". Then I solve some problems in the area, some old and some new. Paper on what it is to have a question, and the relation between having a question and epistemic requirements to believe. I argue that a lot of counterexamples to plausible epistemic requirements to form particular beliefs no longer work if we think more carefully about the proper form any diachronic epistemic requirement ought to take, specifically if we look at what having a question is. Along the way I give a theory of doxastic deliberation. Paper on attitude ascriptions and speech acts. I give a linguistic theory of the sorts of attitude ascriptions that appear in "Policy Externalism" and "The Attitudes We Can Have", and argue that it is (linguistically) superior to its rivals. I also argue that the phenomenon is much more general than has generally been noticed, encompassing speech acts. Paper on discourse ethics. I investigate what ethical restrictions on how we can rationally persuade another person there might be, and where they might come from.