My research interests fall primarily within legal, political, and moral philosophy. I am particularly interested in issues related to the ethics of interference (e.g., coercion, manipulation, influencing, etc.) and their broad implications to legal and political philosophy as well as to public and criminal law. In the past few years, I have worked primarily on the coerciveness of legal systems. Recently, I have also been involved in collaborative projects in digital ethics (online manipulation), experimental jurisprudence, and global health justice.

In Progress

Below are some of the papers I am currently working on. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about them.

  • Coercion as a Success Concept
  • Manipulation and Pollution of the Digital Environment (w/ Jiahong Chen)
  • Of Turtles, Positivism, and Non-Positivism


“Justice in Global Health: New Perspectives and Current Issues”. (co-edited w/Himani Bhakuni). Routledge, Forthcoming.

“Transitional Health Justice” (w/ Himani Bhakuni). In: Justice in Global Health: New Perspectives and Current Issues. Routledge, Forthcoming.

“Law, Coercion, and Folk Intuitions”. (w/ Guilherme FCF Almeida and Noel Struchiner) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 2022. (Open Access)

“Don’t Feel Threatened by Law”. Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 2022. (Open Access)

“Manipulation, Real-time Profiling, and their Wrongs” (w/ Jiahong Chen). The Philosophy of Online Manipulation (2022) (Open Access)

“Ken Himma on Coercion and the Nature of Law”. Review of Kenneth Himma’s ‘Coercion and the Nature of Law’. Law and Philosophy, 2021. (Published) (Penultimate Draft)

“Law and Coercion: Some Clarification” Ratio Juris, 2021. (Open Access)

 “What Makes Law Coercive When it is Coercive” Archiv fur recht- und Sozialphilosophie, 2021.  (Published) (Penultimate Draft)

“From Angels to Humans: Law, Coercion, and the Society of Angels Thought Experiment”. Law and Philosophy, 2021. (Open Access)

“The Good, the Bad, and the Puzzled: Coercion and Compliance”. Conceptual Jurisprudence: Methodological Issues, Conceptual Tools, and New Approaches, 2021. (Published) (Penultimate Draft)

“Conscientious Objection to Abortion in the Developing World: The Correspondence Argument” (w/ Himani Bhakuni) Developing World Bioethics, 2021. (Open Access)  

“Sanctioning”. Jurisprudence, 2018. (Open Access)

“Law and Coercion: Introduction”. Jurisprudence – Introduction to Special Issue on Law and Coercion, 2016. (Published)

“Evaluating the Force of Law’s Force”. Review of Frederick Schauer’s ‘The Force of Law’. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Vol. 40, 2016. (Penultimate Draft).

Publications in Portuguese

Acerca do que Há de Comum nos Jogos” (w/Vítor Guerreiro). Critica, 2017. (Open Access)

“Eu não quero Saber! Uma defesa do Direito de Não Saber como Independente do Direito à Privacidade. Direito, Estado e Sociedade, 2014. (Open Access)

“Juízos Causais Sem Normas”. Theoria, 2014. (Open Access)

“O que há de Errado com a Pornografia?”. Fundamento, 2013. (Open Access)

“Sobre a Regressão Infinita de Russell Contra o Nominalismo de Semelhança”. Critica, 2012. (Open Access)

“Direito, Objetividade, e Ética”. Review of Brian Leiter’s ‘Objectivity of Laws and Morals’. Critica, 2012. (Open Access)

O Preço do Patrimônio Cultural: Uma Análise do Conflito entre Valor Cultural e Valor Econômico”. Anais do Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de Direito do Patrimônio Cultural, 2011.

“O Jurista e o Sofista”. Review of Mark Murphy’s ‘Philosophy of Law: The Fundamentals’ . Critica, 2010 (Open Access)

“Crédito e Confiança: A influência das normas sociais nas relações de crédito” (w/ Edgar Flores Filho). Annual Papers of the Latin American and Caribbean Law and Economics Association, 2009. (Open Access)

“Riqueza e Vida Boa”. Review of Amartya Sen’s ‘On Ethics and Economics’. Critica, 2009 (Open Access)