Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

My research focuses on a cluster of related issues surrounding the nature, origin, and force of our obligations to ourselves and others. Within this general domain, my current work is on enlightened self-interest both within Western perspectives (neo-Kantian ethical constructivism and philosophical psychology) and Eastern traditions (Yogic philosophy and Buddhism). I argue that as people become better acquainted with themselves and the world, that natural motivations for caring about others often converge with philosophical arguments for governing our relationships with respect, kindness, and love. 

AOS: Meta-ethics, East-West Comparative Ethics, and Business Ethics
AOC: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Normative Ethics and Philosophical Psychology


Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
B.A. Philosophy, B.S. Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Creating a Shared Morality: The Feasibility of Ethical Constructivism, Brill Publishing, 2021

Mind Over Matter: Philosophical Essays on the Spiritual Dimension of Achievement, co-edited by Rod Nicholls and Heather Salazar, Brill Publishing, expected publication 2022

Intro to Philosophy of Mind, edited by Heather Salazar, Rebus Foundation, Quebec, Montreal, Canada, September 2019

 “Materialism and Behaviorism,” in Intro to Philosophy of Mind, edited by Heather Salazar, Rebus Foundation, Quebec, Montreal, Canada, September 2019

The Philosophy of Spirituality: Analytic, Continental and Multicultural Approaches to a New Field of Philosophy, edited by Heather Salazar and Rod Nicholls, Brill Publishing, January 2019

 “Is Yogic Enlightenment Dependent Upon God?” in Philosophy of Spirituality, co-edited by Heather Salazar and Rod Nicholls, Brill Publishing, forthcoming 2018

 “Descartes’ and PataƱjali’s Conceptions of the Self,” Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion, Volume 19, December 2014

“A Fate Worse than Death?” Futurama and Philosophy, Philosophy and Popular Culture Series, ed. by Shaun Young and Court Lewis. Open Court, 2013

“Self-Interest,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Series on Ethics and Morality (Print Volume), ed. by Robert Fastiggi. Gale Cengage Learning, 2013

“Why Are You Standing on My Yoga Mat?!” in Yoga and Philosophy: Bending Mind and Body, ed. by Liz Swan. Blackwell, 2012

“Competition and Reasons of Autonomy: A Rejection of Korsgaard’s Theory of Reasons,” in An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, vol. II, ed. Patricia Hannah.  Athens, Greece: ATINER, 2008

 “Kantian Business Ethics,” in Business in Ethical Focus, ed. Fritz Allhoff and Anand J. Vaidya. Broadview Press, 2008 and edited second edition, 2017



Mind, Self, and World
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Research in Philosophical Psychology 
History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
Philosophy of Fashion
Personality and Ethics
Business Ethics
Masters Level Business Ethics
Ethics and Literature
Ethics and Hispanic Literature
Historical Ethics
Multicultural Ethics/Ethics Across the Continents/Ethics East, West and South