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    I’m a Yooper native teaching philosophy in Stephenville, TX, the Cowboy Capital of the World.  The courses I most frequently offer are Intro to Philosophy and Ethics in the Professions.  Much of my research involves the writings of Soren Kierkegaard.  Recently I’ve also worked on Augustine of Hippo and William James. 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


    Here’s my recent book review of Peder Jothen’s Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood: The Art of Subjectivity: 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.


    I’m developing a course on environmental ethics to be taught at Tarleton in Spring 2018. 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

    I’ll present my paper “Temper, Temperament, and Pragmatic Existentialism in Moby Dick” at a Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy panel at the 2018 APA Eastern Division Meeting in Savannah, GA.

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