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I’m Ricky, a philosopher and incoming Hecht-Levi Fellow at Johns Hopkins.

I study incommensurability in AI and Bioethics, and my dissertation is on well-being and assholes. Lately Ive been thinking a lot about ​what makes some ways of articulating moral conflicts more illuminating or insightful than others.

I also have interests in social and political philosophy, public philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of games and sports.

In my free time, I love science fiction, board games, jazz, art, screenwriting, and playing, watching, and coaching basketball.

I created The SlamBall Card Game. Let’s play sometime!


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I’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email at

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