My current project is a book tentatively entitled Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics, which I am working on
with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, of the University of Lodz. Of the great nineteenth century utilitarians, Henry Sidgwick was by far the most careful and rigorous philosopher, but his
masterpiece, The Methods of Ethics, is little read today. By showing how his ideas can contribute to discussions in contemporary ethics, we hope to make his work more accessible to
students and others interested in ethics.
I am also editing a volume of essays entitled Does Anything Really Matter? Parfit on Objectivity. Its aim is to discuss Derek Parfit's
arguments for the view that there are objective reasons for action, and moral judgments can state objective truths. Among the contributors are several whose views are criticized in Parfit's
recent major work, On What Matters, among them Simon Blackburn, Allan Gibbard, Michael Smith, Stephen Darwall, Peter Railton and Mark Schroeder.