M.A., Philosophy, Rice University (2014)
B.A., Philosophy, Pepperdine University (2012)
Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Neuroethics; Data Ethics
Peter's dissertation defends a new theory of individual well-being that affords a central role to affective experience. His theory synthesizes key insights of existing pleasure- and desire-based theories of well-being while also explaining how interpersonal relationships contribute to well-being. He is currently Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, where his work concerns ethical issues arising in the use of deep brain stimulation and in the governance of data sharing in medical information commons.