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Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies (of which I am a co-editor) is soliciting contributions for a Spring 2016 symposium on normative issues in play. We invite submissions that explore the nature of...
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CFP: Studies in Philosophy of Sport
Call for Book Proposals for new series: Studies in Philosophy of Sport The Studies in Philosophy of Sport series from Lexington Books encourages scholars from all disciplines to inquire into the nature, importance, and qualities of sport and related activit...
Call for Book Proposals for new series: Studies in Philosophy of Sport The Studies in Philosophy of Sport series from Lexington Books encourages scholars from all disciplines to inquire into the nature, importance, and qualit...
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New Guest Post: The Top 10 Principle. Christopher Robinson discusses the problems in making Top 10 lists of the greatest baseball players. (Participate by putting your own top 10 list in the blog comments).
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With March Madness around the corner, our attention turns to college basketball. But with players going to the NBA sooner and with athlete compensation looming, many fans are concerned about the future of the college game. Th...
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As some of my readers are aware, I recently joined Reason Paper s as co-editor. I’m very excited about this opportunity! Here’s a little about the journal from Reason Papers ’s website: Reason Papers is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing online tw...
As some of my readers are aware, I recently joined Reason Paper</i>s as co-editor. I’m very excited about this opportunity! Here’s a little about the journal from Reason Papers</i>’s website: Reason Papers is a peer-reviewed...
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The 4th annual Sport Studies Symposium was held April 24, 2015. In this episode, the symposium participants discuss the ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium. In the first half of the episode, Mike Perry and Shawn...
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New Book: Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different
My new book, Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different , will be out in late-April. You can pre-order on Amazon.com . Table of Contents: I. T he Crazy One 1. The Reality Distortion Field of Steve Jobs by James Edwin Mahon 2. Counter-Culture C...
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Seth Bordner of The University of Alabama talks with Shawn E. Klein on The Sports Ethics Show about the problem of officiating mistakes in sport and how technology can and should be used to prevent and correct these mistakes...
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The IAPS session for the Central APA meeting in St. Louis, Missouri is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 5:30. Aaron Harper of West Liberty University is presenting: “‘You’re the Best Around’: Reconsidering Athletic E...
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Deflate-Gate Media Appearances
Who knew under-inflated footballs would cause such a stir! Over the last week, I’ve had a number of media appearances related to this issue. I’m trying to get a post out soon (this coincided with the first of class so I’ve had to attend to my ‘real’ job). H...
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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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  • Rockford University
    Assistant Professor, 2007 - present
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My guiding principle, abridged: Seek your best and don't be a jerk.
Introduction
I am a philosopher specializing in ethics, popular culture, and the philosophy of sport. I am also the Sports Ethicist


I have a MA and Ph.D in Philosophy from Arizona State University. I co-edited and contributed to Harry Potter and Philosophy  and Steve Jobs and Philosophy from Open Court PublishingI also edit the book series _Studies in the Philosophy of Sport_ from Lexington Books. 

Education
  • Arizona State University
    Philosophy PhD, 2010
  • Arizona State University
    Philosophy MA, 2001
  • Tufts University
    English BA, 1995