I work on value, death, and the creation of new artifactual aspects of reality.

I’m developing a subjectivist account of wellbeing that treats personal value as a genuinely real artifact, where this allows us to create value for ourselves that persists after our death. I hope to eventually expand this artifactual approach to an account of self-regarding and other-regarding reasons. As a framework for this conception of normativity, I am developing a metaphysics of dependence and properties — with an eye to how we can create both concrete and abstract artifacts.

Email: christopher dot fruge at rutgers dot edu