Michael Otsuka 's current research encompasses the morality of harming and saving from harm, equality and priority, moral luck, the fairness of equal chances, left-libertarianism, exploitation, and personal identity.
'Double-Effect, Triple-Effect, and the Trolley Problem' Utilitas 20(1) (2008).
'Saving Lives, Moral Theory, and the Claims of Individuals' Philosophy and Public Affairs 34(2) (2006).
Libertarianism without Inequality, Oxford University Press (2003).
'Luck, Insurance, and Equality', Ethics, 113 (2002).
'Incompatibilism and the Avoidability of Blame', Ethics, 108 (1998).
'Self-Ownership and Equality: A Lockean Reconciliation', Philosophy and Public Affairs, 27 (1998).
'Killing the Innocent in Self-Defense', Philosophy and Public Affairs, 23 (1994).