659Examining Loyalty: The Folk & The PhilosopherDissertation, University of Nevada, Reno. 2012.Loyalty has been charged with being an outdated, conservative virtue. I argue that loyalty as a virtue is not only allowable, but important to the way we view the world. Furthermore, to define any virtue without first bracketing the virtue within common understanding, is to redefine the language of the virtue and render the conversation a failure.
370In this paper, I intend to deny the morality and instrumentality of the behavior known as bestiality, or the use of non-human animals for sexual gratification by human beings. While to most modern peoples, this hardly even seems like it should be in question, it should be the nature of the human mind to occasionally question long-standing traditional moray in the hopes of finding solutions to problems and the disbanding of superstition. It has been proposed that the moral question, and by extens…Read more
158Soldierly Virtue: An argument for the restructuring of Western military ethics to align with Aristotelian Virtue EthicsDissertation, University of Leeds. 2018.Because wars are fought by human beings and not merely machines, a strong virtue ethic is an essential prerequisite for those engaged in combat. From a philosophical perspective, war has historically been seen as separate and outside of the commonly accepted forms of morality. Yet there remains a general, though not well-thought out, sense that those human beings who fight wars should act ethically. Since warfighters are often called upon to contemplate and complete tasks during war that are not…Read more
Stratford UniversityFaculty of Arts & SciencesAssistant Professor
University of Leeds
School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science