My name is L. K. Gustin Law. I go by Gus. I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Pitt's Graduate Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science.

My work is driven by the apparent applicability of both rational and empirical explanations to the human being. Consider, for instance, intentional action: To explain why I handed money over to someone, I might sincerely say, “because it fell out of their back pocket,” period. But some empirical psychologists might say, “it was only because you were in a good mood after finding free candy bars in a vending machine.” These two kinds of explanations often seem incompatible, and viewing humanity …

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