Welcome

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. My main areas of work are within political philosophy and ethics, though I have strong interests in philosophy of religion and political economy.

My current research focuses on the proper place of religious commitment in liberal politics and various facets of the public reason liberal political tradition. The friends and enemies of liberalism both often claim that liberalism is hostile to religious contributions to public life. An animating theme in my work is that this claim is deeply mistaken. I have written a book on the matter entitled Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation that Routledge will publish this year. My next project focuses on developing an alternative to the deliberative democratic social scientific approach to public reason rooted in constitutional political economy.

From here, you can learn more about me, view my CV or read a few of my publications. You can also watch me talk about my research with fellow philosopher Jason Brennan on Philosophy TV. Feel free to email me. I’m easy to reach at kevinvallier-at-gmail-dot-com.