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 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.

I am married to Holly Jones, a professor of ethnic American literature. Together we are raising our son, Dorion, in Northwest Huntsville. We have had our 15 minutes of fame. 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).



Recent Blog Posts

  • Life in HD Sony sold the world's first high-definition (HD) studio production equipment in 1984. The research and development efforts received support from the Japanese government, in part because of HD ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 8:20 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Internal Relations Everywhere In thinking about Huayan Buddhist metaphysics, you spend a lot of time trying to figure out what people meant to say in saying that everything is mutually identical and mutually ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2015, 8:40 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • A Proof for the Principle of Sufficient Reason Every once in awhile I like to ponder influential principles from the history of philosophy. The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR) is one such principle. It says, at least on ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2015, 8:16 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • iPhone10EEE There's a great thought experiment about the value of technology in a recent paper by Savulescu and colleagues. The idea isn't all that insane. What are your intuitions ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2015, 7:58 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Circles of Social Life As part of a how-to-philosophize-about-technology project, I'm trying to develop a survey tool that helps people to identify their personal attitudes toward technology. My strategy ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2015, 7:48 PM by Nicholaos Jones
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