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).



Recent Blog Posts

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    Posted Nov 11, 2016, 9:29 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Guide to Analects as Philosophy, Part 12 This is the twelfth and final post in a series for those who:1- desire to read or teach Confucius' Analects as philosophy, but2- lack knowledge about classical Chinese ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2016, 8:33 AM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Guide to Analects as Philosophy, Part 11 This is the eleventh post in a series for those who:1- desire to read or teach Confucius' Analects as philosophy, but2- lack knowledge about classical Chinese language, culture ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 11:14 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Guide to Analects as Philosophy, Part 10 This is the tenth post in a series for those who:1- desire to read or teach Confucius' Analects as philosophy, but2- lack knowledge about classical Chinese language, culture ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 11:10 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Guide to Analects as Philosophy, Part 9 This is the ninth post in a series for those who:1- desire to read or teach Confucius' Analects as philosophy, but2- lack knowledge about classical Chinese language, culture ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 9:08 PM by Nicholaos Jones
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