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I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University and recently published Trust in a Polarized Age.

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The Wounds of the Heart

The Wounds of the Heart

The last two months have been challenging for me, hence my lack of blogging. They aren’t limited to losing my advisor. But what I have seen running throughout many of these challenges is a kind of a deep psychological that I will call wounds of the heart. A wound of the heart is an emotional

Jerry Gaus: A Remembrance of His Character and His Work
Jerry Gaus: A Remembrance of His Character and His Work

We were supposed to meet up on Zoom on Wednesday night to talk and make life during COVID a bit easier. But one month ago, Jerry Gaus, my teacher and friend, passed away. I’d like to tell you about the man I knew. I will weave together personal and intellectual reflections, for what he thought

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Jerry Gaus (1952-2020): Constant Learning in a Complex World
Jerry Gaus (1952-2020): Constant Learning in a Complex World

Written By His Students Jacob Barrett Adam Gjesdal Bill Glod Keith Hankins Brian Kogelmann Ryan Muldoon John Thrasher Kevin Vallier Chad Van Schoelandt It is difficult to describe Jerry Gaus’s views and accomplishments in part because he was so prolific, having authored nine books comprising roughly 3,000 pages and more than a hundred published papers.

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Is Everyone Doing Second-Order Moral Theory? They Can Try.
Is Everyone Doing Second-Order Moral Theory? They Can Try.

A common theme in Jason’s blog posts on public reason (in response to some of my own) is that public reason liberals aren’t alone in trying to do a kind of second-order moral theory – resolving conflicts between people with substantive and conflicting moral views. As Chris Freiman puts it, “One need not be a

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