Welcome to my website. I teach philosophy at Auburn University. Before that I was a grad student at the University of Massachusetts. I specialize in philosophy of religion and ethics. I also have some interests in the history of philosophy. I'm from Dodge City, Kansas. My wife is an Episcopal minister. Our daughter is one year old. You can find me on twitter, facebook, philarchive, and academia.edu.
Aquinas and Gregory the Great on the Puzzle of Petitionary Prayer. Forthcoming. Ergo, 1-11. (draft)
Murdering an Accident Victim: A New Objection to the Bare-Difference Argument. Forthcoming. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 1-20. (link)
From Isolation to Skepticism. 2016. Erkenntnis. 81: 649-668. (draft)
Giving up Omnipotence. 2014. Canadian Journal of Philosophy. 44: 97-117. (draft)
An Adamsian Theory of Intrinsic Value. 2011. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 14: 273-289.
Richard Joyce’s New Objections to the Divine Command Theory. 2010. Journal of Religious Ethics. 38: 189-196.
Good News for the Logical Autonomy of Ethics. 2009. Argumentation 23: 277-283.
Haybron on Mood Propensity and Happiness. 2009. Journal of Happiness Studies, 10: 215-228.
'Is’-‘Ought’ Derivations and Ethical Taxonomies. 2008. Philosophia, 36: 545-566.
Ethics and the Health Sciences (x8) (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
Philosophy East and West (x4), (Spring 2017)
Philosophy of Religion (x4), (Fall 2016)
Business Ethics (x16), (Fall 2014 - Spring 2016)
University of Massachusetts
Existentialism, (x2), (Spring 2011, Spring 2013)
Medical Ethics, (x3), (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2012)
Introductory Ethics, (x3), (Spring 2009, Fall 2010)
Introduction to Logic (online), (Fall 2007)
Western New England University
Introduction to Ethics, (x7), (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2014)
Critical Thinking, (Fall 2013)