I am a philosopher of science and technology, and a scholar of the history of Buddhist philosophy.

Since 2007, I work in the Philosophy Department at University of Alabama in Huntsville. I hail from a former coal mining town in Western Pennsylvania and, earlier in my childhood, from a working class neighborhood on the eastside of Baltimore. I've also lived in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Rostock.

Prior to becoming a philosopher, I proofread for a medical transcription company, clerked and audited at a hotel, and coached high school soccer. Many of these wages went to maintaining a 1982 Pontiac Grand Am (with moonroof and tinted windows), which I bought used thinking I knew better.

My wife and I are raising our sons, Dorion and Aineias, in Northwest Huntsville. We like front yard gardens and libraries, bicycling, mentoring, and other ways of belonging to our community. And Curious George, too.

Occasionally, I think fondly and playfully about how useless our disciplines are. Sometimes I also run fast (20:17 is my best time for the 5K).



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  • Care as Political [These are some lecture notes I circulate for my introductory ethics course, from a module on care ethics. Posting for International Women's Day. The stuff up front is recommended ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:32 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Needs & Rights [These are some lecture notes I circulate for my introductory ethics course, from a module on care ethics. Posting for International Women's Day. The stuff up front is recommended ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:29 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Care as Feminist [These are some lecture notes I circulate for my introductory ethics course, from a module on care ethics. Posting for International Women's Day. The stuff up front is recommended ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:27 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Critical Thinking for Intelligence Analysis Registration for Summer 2017 courses at University of Alabama in Huntsville is approaching. I'll be reprising an online 10-week course on critical thinking for intelligence analysis, with the ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 9:07 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Huayan Coins Fazang is my favorite philosopher. I've been immersed with his metaphysical thought for just about a decade now. My early efforts are, well, not terrible. But I think I ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2016, 7:23 PM by Nicholaos Jones
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