Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Wyoming
Areas: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Cryptocurrency

Academic Writing

Teaching

Fall 2022, 2020 - First Year Seminar: Philosophy as a Way of Life

Fall 2022, 2019 - Philosophy of Language

Spring 2022, 2021, 2019, 2017, Fall 2017, 2016, 2015 - Philosophy of Religion

Spring 2022, 2020, 2013, Fall 2018 - Introduction to Philosophy

Fall 2021, 2018, 2014, Spring 2018 - Metaphysics

Fall 2021, 2020 - Philosophy and Science Fiction

Spring 2021 - Seminar: Money

Spring 2020 - Seminar: Divine Hiddenness

Fall 2019 - Critical Thinking

Spring 2019 - Seminar: Metametaphysics

Spring 2018 - Philosophy and Human Nature

Fall 2017 - Philosophical Ethics

Spring 2016 - Logic

Spring 2014, Fall 2013 – Moral Problems

14. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Cryptocurrency: Money Without State

            2021. Philosophy Compass 16 (11): 1-15

            (with Andrew M Bailey and Craig Warmke)

 

13. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Cryptocurrency: The Moral Landscape of Monetary Design

           2021. Philosophy Compass 16 (11): 1-15

           (with Andrew M Bailey and Craig Warmke)

12. Ways of Thinking about Ways of Being

           2021. Analysis 80 (4): 712–722

11. Epistemic Duty and Implicit Bias

           2020. Epistemic Duties: New Arguments, New Angles. Routledge

           (ed Kevin McCain & Scott Stapleford)

           (with Lindsay Rettler)

10. Quantification in the Ontology Room

           2019. dialectica 73 (4): 563-585

9. Bundle Theory and the Identity of Indiscernibles (a dialogue)

            2019. Res Philosophica 96 (4): 495-508

            (with Philip Swenson)

8. Mereological Nihilism and Puzzles about Material Objects

           2018. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (4): 842-868 

7. Analysis of Faith

           2018. Philosophy Compass 13 (9):e12517

6. Grounds and 'Grounds'

          2017. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 (5): 631-655

5. Object

          2017. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

          (with Andrew M Bailey)

4. A Possible Worlds Solution to the Puzzle of Petitionary Prayer

         2017. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (1): 179-186

         (with Ryan Matthew Parker)

3. The General Truthmaker View of Ontological Commitment

         2016. Philosophical Studies 173 (5): 1405-1425

2. Review of Ontology and Metaontology: A Contemporary Guide 

          2015. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

1. McTaggart and Indexing the Copula 

         2010. Philosophical Studies 158 (3): 431-434

Public Philosophy

Writing

9. Bitcoin is For Anyone -- Left or Right (Archived here)

              USA Today, with Andrew M Bailey and Craig Warmke

8. Bitcoin Stands Apart from other Cryptocurrencies

               Cointelegraph, with Andrew M Bailey and Craig Warmke

7. Governments Should Invest in the Bitcoin Network

             Newsweek, with Andrew M Bailey

6. Hard Forks are Fan Fiction

             CoinDesk

5. Another Way to Think about Bitcoin's Value

             Bitcoin Magazine

4. The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Bitcoin (PDF here)

              Institute for Art and Ideas

3. An Orange New Deal 

              Bitcoin Magazine, with Andrew M Bailey

2. On Confidently Misunderstanding Bitcoin

              Bitcoin Magazine

1. Why Bitcoin Needs Philosophy

             CoinDesk, with Andrew M Bailey and Craig Warmke


Speaking

12. On the Progressive Bitcoiner Podcast

11. On Julie Mason Mornings

10. On What is Money (or podcast version)

9. On This Week in Bitcoin (or podcast version)

8. On the Digital Money Advisor Podcast

7. How Bitcoin Can Help the Poor, with Scott Melker

6. On the Cigars and Crypto Podcast

5. On the Smart People Sh*t Podcast

4. On
The Breakdown Podcast


3. On the Open to Truth Podcast

2. Religious Disagreement -- a video for WY middle/high schoolers

1. Introduction to Bitcoin -- a video for WY middle/high schoolers

Books

Articles

2. Resistance Money: A Qualified Philosophical Defense of Bitcoin

             under contract with Routledge

             (with Andrew M Bailey and Craig Warmke)

1. The Problem of Divine Personality

             under contract with Cambridge University Press

             (with Andrew M Bailey)