I am an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho. My research uses historically informed social ontological methods to study topics at the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics, including the central case of the nature of money. I examine money as an instance of collective intentionality. My approach to this and to all matters of collective intentionality grows out of my work on practical rationality: on this, I take a neo-Aristotelian position on the nature of practical reasons and practical reasoning. Much of this work on practical rationality involves c…

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