Philosophy can help people to think more clearly and critically about social & policy issues, and I believe that philosophers have a responsibility to work to achieve a broader presence of philosophy in public life.
I try to do my part by giving lectures to the public, working with high school students (e.g., as an Ethics Bowl coach & judge), and engaging with the media.
I have been interviewed in newspapers, and on radio & television, and my op-eds & other articles on topics such as
anti-homosexuality legislation, same-sex marriage, homophobia, transgender rights, veganism & animal rights, everyday racism, anti-refugee sentiment, open borders & the freedom of movement, legal restrictions on religious freedom, religious tolerance, blasphemy & the right to offend, atheism, free speech & censorship, capital punishment, child labor, illiberal populism, effective altruism, the value of philosophy, and the benefits of traveling
have been published in print and online newspapers in
Australia, Bangladesh, Denmark, Germany, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
A common theme of much of my op-ed writing is the importance of individual freedom.
You can find a selection of media clippings here.