The core of my research program is the question of what it means to inquire into moral life, into value and practices of valuation. From this core, my work unfolds in different directions, such that at any time I am typically working on projects in metaethics, history of philosophy (especially American pragmatism, but also history of ethical theory), applied ethics, and epistemology.
My teaching work takes me to corners of philosophy where value is found. Recent stops on the tour have included metaethics, normative ethics, bioethics, ethics of mental health care, and epistemology.
I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Toronto in 2014. For 2014-15, I held a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Philosophy Department at Fordham University, where I was also Visiting Assistant Professor for 2015-16, and am now Assistant Professor.
Here, you’ll find information about my teaching & research, my conference schedule, and Fordham’s Epistemology & Ethics Workshops. You can contact me at dheney [at] fordham [dot] edu.
I am also currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the George Santayana Society. You can contact me on Santayana business at dheney [at] georgesantayanasociety [dot] org.