Welcome

I am an Associate 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 (PPE).

My current research focuses on various facets of the liberal political tradition, especially public reason liberalism. I am currently finishing a manuscript which grounds the case for liberal institutions in their unique capacity to sustain social trust between diverse persons. The book, titled Must Politics Be War? Restoring Our Trust in the Open Society, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2018, later this year. For a draft of the manuscript, please email me.

I also focus on the proper place of religious commitment in liberal politics. 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 mistaken. My book on the matter is Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation, published with Routledge in 2014.

From here, you can learn more about me, view my CV or read a few of my publications or learn more about my book. Again, feel free to email me. I’m easy to reach at kevinvallier-at-gmail-dot-com. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter (@kvallier), academia.edu here, Google Scholar here.