Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Millsaps College
firstname.lastname@example.org | 601-974-1334 | Box 150390, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 39210 USA | Fax 601-974-1397
Florida State University, B.A. (Religion) 1972
Vanderbilt University, M.A. (Religion: Religious & philosophical ethics) 1978
Duke University, Ph.D. (Religion: Systematic & contemporary studies) 1980
Philosophy of religion, philosophical anthropology, ethics and political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of history, metaphysics, philosophy of language
Currently Working On
A theory of forward-looking responsibility that sees political responsibility as an unstable combination of the basic pragmatic, ethical, and historical forms of responsibility
The concept of merit in ethics and religion
The role of filters in film experience
SOME RECENT ARTICLES
“The Unavoidable Guidance in Language.” International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 28 (1) (2020).
“What We Have Time For: Historical Responsibility on the Largest Scale.” Journal of the Philosophy of History, 13 (June 2019), 163-182.
“Responsibility in Religiosity.” Religious Studies, advance publication online (April 2019).
“Meaningful Moral Freedom: An Improved Kantian View.” International Philosophical Quarterly, 57 (June 2017), 155-172.
“How to Expand Musical Formalism.” Journal of Aesthetic Education, 49 (Summer 2015), 20-38.
“The Watcher and the Lens.” British Journal of Aesthetics, 55 (April 2015), 99-108.
“Historical Rightness.” Soundings, 98 (Spring 2015), 127-145.