Department of Philosophy & Religion | Eastern Kentucky University
|My interests are in moral
philosophy, broadly construed. Much of my recent work
considers the relationship between living with
integrity--and standing by one's own convictions--and
living well with others. I examine these issues through
the lens of virtues such as courage, humility, tolerance,
and most recently, patience. The writings of Wittgenstein
and several philosophers influenced by him (including Rush
Rhees, Cora Diamond, and Raimond Gaita) greatly interest
me. I've also been thinking, teaching, and writing about
the place of animals
in ethical theory and about environmental ethics.
I did my schooling at the University of Arkansas, near my hometown (Tontitown, AR). I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2008, after first taking a B.A. in English with a creative writing emphasis in 2002. I was a visiting assistant professor for a year at Truman State University before coming to EKU in August 2009.
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