My major project right now is Rewriting Rights, a monograph on how uncertainty affects the contours of agents' moral rights. But I also have a couple different open research projects, pursuing various facets of the thought that we are responsible, in some sense, for the "public meaning" of our actions.
Works in progress are thematically organized; published work (included abstracts and links) is in chronological order at the bottom of the page). Use the links immediately below to quickly jump to a project:
Moral Rights, Consent, Self-Defense
Papers on how social conventions and our epistemic limitations affect what kinds of moral rights we have, and how we change them, specifically concerning consent, defensive harm, and (putative) rights to do wrong.
Prediction, Inference, Belief, & Encroachment
These papers are applied epistemology in a range of social and political contexts:
Papers in philosophy of language, mostly concerning semantics & pragmatics of slurs, epithets, metalinguistic negotiation, and delimiting the linguistic community.
Name change: As of August 2021, I am using 'Jorgensen' as a surname, though my activity prior to that date appears under the name 'Bolinger'.
When citing work, please simply use the name under which it was published. ( helpful guide here).