Research

My philosophical interests, while broad, are driven by a primarily practical and ethical concern. With many others in the philosophical tradition, I'm attracted to the idea that sensible ethical reflection can only take place within the context of some conception of the nature of human action, thought, and feeling. For that reason, most of my research so far has been concerned with descriptive and normative issues in moral psychology. In thinking about these issues, I have often found ancient approaches more appealing than modern ones, and this has led to secondary interests in ancient and, more recently, Asian philosophy. In addition to these ethical and moral-psychological concerns, I also have strong research interests in the philosophy of religion.

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