MICHAL MASNY

 

Overview:

My main research area is normative ethics. I am currently working on (i) population ethics and our obligations to future generations and (ii) a set of issues concerning the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the significance of temporal and modal features.

Beyond that, I work on epistemology. I have written about knowledge-how, skill, epistemic luck, and suspension of judgment. Currently, I am thinking about epistemic consequentialism and pragmatic encroachment.

I also have a strong interest in distinctively practical ethics. Johann Frick and I are co-teaching an upper-level undergraduate seminar on Ethics of Emerging Technologies at Princeton in the spring of 2021, in which we discuss topics such as: existential risk, privacy and surveillance, algorithmic bias, the future of work, and autonomous vehicles.

Publications:

4. What Should We Agree on about the Repugnant Conclusion?. Utilitas. (forthcoming). (with St├ęphane Zuber and 27 co-authors) [abstract]

3. Schopenhauer on Suicide and Negation of the Will. The British Journal for the History of Philosophy. (forthcoming). [abstract]

2. On Parfit's Wide Dual Person-Affecting Principle. The Philosophical Quarterly. (2020). [abstract]

1. Friedman on Suspended Judgment. Synthese. (2020). [abstract]