Tyler Cook

Tyler Cook

Tyler Cook

Teaching Associate



337E University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion


  • A.B. Philosophy, University of Georgia, 2015
  • M.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University, 2017

At present, I am mainly interested in normative ethics, but I am becoming increasingly interested in metaethics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. Some of the topics in normative ethics that I focus on include issues related to moderate (or threshold) deontology, consequentialism, and supererogation. I am particularly interested in questions about wedding the advantages of deontological and consequentialist theories, and while I am currently attracted to a moderate form of deontology, I also think there is much to be said in favor of consequentialist theories that reasonably accommodate traditionally deontological matters. Apart from topics in normative ethics, I have growing interests in moral semantics, moral epistemology, mental causation, and the problem of evil.



"Deontologists Can Be Moderate." The Journal of Value Inquiry 52.2 (2018): 199-212.