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    I’m a Yooper native teaching philosophy in Stephenville, TX, the Cowboy Capital of the World.  The courses I offer most frequently are Intro to Philosophy and Ethics in the Professions.  I’m developing a course on environmental ethics to be taught here at Tarleton in Spring 2018. My CV and links to some of my work are available at Philpapers.


    Ph.D. in Philosophy, Baylor University, 2016 M.A. in Philosophy, Boston College, 2010 B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities, Valparaiso University, 2007


    I have a chapter (“Kierkegaard and Augustine on Time”) in the 2017 Lexington Books volume on Augustine and Kierkegaard. While at Baylor I was invited to write on the unlikely topic of Kierkegaard and going on vacation for their publication Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics.  As part of the Conyers Scholars Program I contributed a chapter to an anthology on Christian Faith and University Life.  I’m proud of this chapter not because the world needed a study of George Marsden’s reading of William James, but because my work appears alongside that of many of my teachers. Here’s my recent book review of Peder Jothen’s Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood: The Art of Subjectivity:


    I’m working on a paper on Kierkegaard and moral particularism for The Kierkegaardian Mind (Routledge) and a book review of Jeff Hanson’s Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in “Fear and Trembling” for the Heythrop Journal.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Temper, Temperament, and Pragmatic Existentialism in Moby Dick,Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy panel at the 2018 APA Eastern Division Meeting in Savannah, GA

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