Welcome. I've carved out this portion of the digital domain to serve a number of functions, not least of which is to invite you to think critically with me about social phenomena, and from time to time, about thinkers past. Normative thought is my vocation - I believe that reflecting on the principles that give order to our world is fundamental to it being a world we can agree on as being just. Justice is a big deal to me on account of the fact that world history...American history...seems to be littered with much injustice. I possess the firm conviction that it is an obligation of at least some of us normative thinkers to take those injustices seriously, but alas, these considerations are given their due space elsewhere in this site.
I invite you to browse my site. Though it is an early work in progress, you will find information on my own background, access to working papers including select chapters from my manuscripts. The first, The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time is my first and is concerned with racial inequality. The second, From A Human Point of View: Re-articulating the Egalitarian Ideal is now well underway and extends foundational questions from my first book, such as, what does it really means to treat people as full moral equals and what re the socio-political pre-conditions necessary to achieve that aim?
Besides papers, I will often post thoughts on topics such as the method of doing contemporary normative thought or responses/reflections on papers and books I read as well as ruminations on politics itself. If you read something here that intrigues you in some way, please contact me - in good Socratic fashion, let us help expand each others' views on questions that matter to us.