I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York. Prior to coming to York, I received my PhD from Princeton University (2012), where I wrote a dissertation on Consequentialism and Fittingness. I held a postdoc in medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012-13, and from 2013-14 was an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Bowling Green.

My primary research interests are in Consequentialism and non-naturalist normative realism. Secondary interests — typically explored on my blog — span from applied ethics (e.g. the harm of death, duties of beneficence, and resource allocation) to epistemology (e.g. peer disagreement, higher-order evidence, and the a priori) to metaphysics (e.g. p-zombies, anti-haecceitism, personal identity, and the nature of time).

I have published articles in journals including Noûs, Philosophical Quarterly, and Philosophical Studies, and was (co-)awarded the RoME 2013 Young Ethicist Prize.

My wife, Helen Yetter-Chappell, works in philosophy of mind and metaphysics, and is also a Lecturer at the University of York.