I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. My research focuses on the ethics of love and relationships, which, I argue, is pretty much all of ethics. This fall, I am teaching courses on Bioethics and the Ethics of Technology.
My dissertation defends the idea that love of all, of agape, is the central ideal of practical reasoning. To act well is to approximate that ideal inasmuch as one can; and as I argue, the minimal required approximation of love for all is respect. My research is a defense and implementation of this love-first approach, with projects in the ethics of honesty and discretion, partiality, consent, and forgiveness, as well as more applied projects on deception in the social science research and the politics of technology and privacy.
You can reach me at qwhite [at] mit [dot] edu.