Stuff to Read

  • 'Dehumanization: the problem of humanity and the problem of monstrosity,' In Kronfeldner, M. E. (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Dehumanization. London: Routledge, 2021.
  • 'David Livingstone Smith on dehumanization,' in Cherry, M. Unmute: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression and Social Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • 'How media makes, ignites, and breaks ideology,' in Fox, C. and Sanders, J. (eds.) Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy. London: Routledge, 2018.
  • 'Manufacturing monsters: dehumanization and public policy,' in D. Boonin (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy. New York: Palgrave, 2018.
  • 'Naturalism,' in A. Rosenberg & L. McIntyre (eds.) Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science.  New York: Routledge, 2017.

  • ‘Aping the human essence: simianization as dehumanization,’ (with Ioana Panaitiu). In Wulf D. Hund and Charles W. Mills and Silvia Sebastiani (eds.), Racism Analysis Yearbook, Vol 6: Apes, Gender, Class, and Race. Berlin: Lit Verlag [2016].





  • ‘Paradoxes of dehumanization,’ Social Theory and Practice 42(2): 416-433.

  • ‘Horror sanguinis,’ (with Ioana Panaitiu), Common Knowledge 22(1): 69-80 [2015].

  • ‘Dehumanization, essentialism, and moral psychology,’ Philosophy Compass 9(11): 814-824 [2014].

  • ‘Form and function in self-deception: a biological model,’ Sistemi Intelligenti , 3: 565-580 [2013].

  • ‘Self-deception: a teleofunctional approach,’ Philosophia, 42(1):181-199 [2013].

Blog Postings and Op-Eds
  • Interview,  Blog of the American Philosophical Association.

Selected Mass Media Interviews and Mass Media Mentions





  • 'Beastly,' Paul Bloom, New Yorker, Nov. 20, 20q7.