Research

My research focuses on how normative, theoretical work meets practice. I am primarily interested argumentation theory, ethics, and writing studies, so I spend a lot of time thinking about how we live, reason, and communicate well. I am also interested in how those things are, or are not, related. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about patience as it relates to these domains and also larger social contexts.

Character, Dog Whistles, and the Limits of Charity (forthcoming)

Abstract | Both the principle of charity and responsibility condition are thought to be central elements of argument reconstruction ...
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Annihilation of Desire in Jain Ethics as a Challenge to Western, Subjectivist Notions of Well-being (2019, with Katherine L. Schaefer)

Abstract | Many accounts of well-being aim to be maximally accommodating with respect to the good life by ...
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Patience, Temperance, and Politics (2019)

Abstract | The purpose of this paper is to use an Aristotelian framework to investigate how political parties flourish ...
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Does an Adequate Physical Theory Demand a Primitive Ontology? (2013, with Alyssa Ney).

Abstract | Configuration space representations have utility in physics but are not generally taken to have ontological significance. We ...
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A couple of other interesting things

An unpublished, philosophical performance, care of the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication.

This piece was originally performed as part of a panel on risk-taking in academic writing at CCCC's 2019 ...
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An Interview with the Virtue Blog

Care of the Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life Project ...
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