I’m Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Philosophy of Law at King’s College London. I work on foundational issues in moral psychology and political philosophy with implications for aesthetics, legal philosophy, constitutional law, property, and the legal regulation of technology. Methodologically, I use tools from analytic philosophy, existential phenomenology, feminist theory, and critical race theory, as well as doctrinal analysis. I have also published empirical, comparative research on the legal profession. I’m currently working on a monograph about spontaneous freedom–the freedom of acting in unplanned and unscripted ways–and its implications for ethics, politics, law, and technology. An overview of this project is provided by my recent paper in Ethics.


My CV is here.

Work in Progress

The Spontaneity of Freedom (monograph in progress)

A paper on the politics of spontaneous freedom (under review, draft available on request)

A paper on constitutivist theories of action (under review, draft available on request)

A paper on Kant’s theory of genius (under review, draft available on request)

‘Toward an Existentialist Metaethics’ (with Daniela Dover) (in progress)

‘The Freedom of Finitude’ (with Francey Russell) (in progress)

‘An Imagination-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech’ (in progress)

Pruneyard for Platforms’ (in progress)


Spontaneous Freedom,’ Ethics, 2022.

Is Spotify Bad for Democracy? Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Democracy, and Law,’ Yale Journal of Law and Technology, 2022

Remixing Rawls: Constitutional Cultural Liberties in Liberal Democracies,’ Northeastern University Law Review, 2019

Freedom and the Value of Games,’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2018

A.V. ex rel. Vanderhye v. iParadigms, LLC: Electronic Databases and the Compartmentalization of Fair Use,’ IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, 2010

A Call for Blind Review: Student Edited Law Reviews and Bias,’ Journal of Legal Education, 2009

Poincaré, Sartre, Continuity and Temporality,’ Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2006 (discussion)

Book Chapters

Responding to the Market: The Impact of the Rise of Corporate Law Firms on Elite Legal Education in India,’ co-authored with Nick Robinson, in The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, 2017

The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization,’ co-authored with Vikramaditya Khanna and Aditya Singh, in The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, 2017

The Political Morality of Nudges in Healthcare,’ in Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics, 2016


Review of C Thi Nguyen’s Games: Agency as Art. Oxford University Press, 2019, Philosophy, 2023.


Freedom’s Spontaneity


Decolonising Jurisprudence Reading List: Resources for Revising Philosophy of Law Syllabi

Some Recent/Upcoming Talks

TBC, Oxford Philosophy Society, 12 June 2023.

‘Stop Making Sense’, Dickson Poon School of Law Research Seminar, 1 February 2023.

‘Artificial Intelligence and Cultural Democracy’, University of Tulsa College of Law, 7 November 2022.

‘Artificial Intelligence and Cultural Democracy’, Rutgers Law School, 1 November 2022.

‘A Surrealism-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech’, Workshop at Umeå University, 16 June 2022. 

‘Liberal Equality, Neutrality, and Culture’, American Society for Aesthetics, Pacific Division, 19 March 2022.

‘Artificial Intelligence and Cultural Democracy’, Center for Transnational Legal Studies Transnational Law Colloquium, 27 January 2022.

Comments on David Owens’s Bound by Convention: Obligation and Social Rules, Manuscript Workshop, King’s College London, 16 September 2021.

‘Artificial Intelligence and Cultural Democracy’, MANCEPT Workshops: Governing AI, 9 September 2021.

‘Statistical Fatalism, Prediction, and Freedom’, Colloquium on Stereotyping & Medical AI, King’s College London, 29 July 2021.

‘Freedom beyond Choice’, Zicklin Normative Business Ethics Workshop, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, May 3, 2021.

‘Intersectionality in Feminist Legal Philosophy’, King’s Women in Law Society, March 10, 2021.

‘Integrity and Spontaneity’, Stanford University McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Junior Scholars Workshop, February 4, 2021.



King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

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