I have taught philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University since 1999. After studying Music Education for two years at the University of Tennessee, I transferred to Carson-Newman College where I received a BA in Religious Studies. I have the MDiv and ThM from Southern Seminary, and a PhD. in Philosophy from the University of Oregon (1999).

I am currently a Research Associate in the Institute for Ethics, Law and Conflict at Oxford University.  I am working on an integrated understanding of political ethics that utilizes the work of Raymond Geuss, Bernard Williams and others. I employ this framework to think about political problems such as negotiation, war and peace, and the ethics of humanitarian intervention.  I am also active in the Oxford Humanitarian Group.

Contact information:
Department of Philosophy
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
Tele:  (253) 535-8306
Email:  johnsogs@plu.edu