CV
Hillsdale, Michigan, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Meta-Ethics
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    Theism & Evolutionary Debunking Arguments Against Moral Realism
    European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (3): 41-52. 2020.
    Evolutionary debunking arguments against morality come in a variety of forms that differ both in how they take evolution to be problematic for morality and in their specific target of morality i.e. objectivity, realism, justification for moral beliefs, etc. For the purpose of this paper, I will first articulate several recent debunking approaches and highlight what they take to be problematic features of evolutionary history for morality. In doing so I will be forced to abstract from some of the…Read more
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    Does Cognitive Science of Religion Undermine Religious Belief?
    Философия И Космология 14 (1): 214-220. 2015.
    In this paper, I discuss what Cognitive Science of Religion is and what its implications are for theism and the veracity of religious belief. Findings in CSR, and its counterpart Evolutionary Psychology, aim to explain the origin of religious belief. Some critics of religion, however, brandish the findings of CSR in support of their agenda. Their arguments attempt to either argue against the truth of religion or the justification for religious belief. I will argue that neither of these two kinds…Read more
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    Why Moral Enhancement is Unavoidably Normative
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 12 (2-3): 105-106. 2021.
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    Does Cognitive Science of Religion Undermine Religious Belief?
    Philosophy and Cosmology 14 (1): 215-221. 2015.
    In this paper, I discuss what Cognitive Science of Religion is and what its implications are for theism and the veracity of religious belief. Findings in CSR and its counterpart Evolutionary Psychology aim to explain the origin of religious belief. Some critics of religion, however, brandish the findings of CSR in support of their agenda. Their arguments attempt to either argue against the truth of religion or the justification for religious belief. I will argue that neither of these two kinds o…Read more