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Gender MALE
Location Fairfield, CT, United States
Introduction I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a B.A. in philosophy. I write a blog called Back to the Drawing Board. I'm starting work on my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Arizona; before that I was an energy industry researcher for Iridian Asset Management, LLC. My research interests in philosophy generally fall within the purview of political philosophy. I'm particularly interested in studying how societies formulate new rules in response to changing circumstances, as well as the ways that coercive interference with individuals' lives can be justified in order to solve problems. I am a libertarian in a sense, though I probably break with traditional libertarian stances on the majority of issues. My current work is focused on coming up with an appropriate response to global climate change. When I'm not doing philosophy, I like to play guitar, watch kung fu movies, hockey, documentaries, and food-oriented television shows, discover preposterous things on the internet, cook, and find new and exciting ways to do anything besides what I'm supposed to be doing (like editing this profile).