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I am an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. Before that, I was at SUNY Buffalo for several years.

My primary areas of interest are ethics, metaethics, and aesthetics. My current research concerns moral and aesthetic normativity, the 'ought implies can' principle, and practical reasoning. I am also interested in a variety of issues in aesthetics, including subtlety and high and low art. For more detail, see my Research.


I run the aesthetics and philosophy of art blog Aesthetics for Birds. There you can also find some interviews I've conducted as well as posts I've written on, for example, high and low art and the importance of cosplay.


I have written for Philosopher about multiracial identity and the different things it means to be a person of color. And I have been interviewed by the CBC and for the APA Blog.

My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.

Feel free to send me an email at arking@sfu.ca.