We are pleased to announce that William J. FitzPatrick has accepted our invitation to become a contributor here at PEA Soup. Bill is Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester. One of his primary research interests lies with defending a robust form of ethical realism that involves a non-naturalistic metaphysics of ethical facts and properties as well as an external reasons theory that allows for the categoricity of moral requirements. He is also interested in resisting consequentialism, particularly through defenses of the Doctrine of Double Effect against various recent objections. Welcome aboard, Bill!