Ryan W. Davis
I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. Before coming to BYU, I did graduate work in Princeton University's Program in Political Philosophy, and in Philosophy at Harvard University. Before that, I was an undergraduate at Arizona State University.
I write about ethics and political philosophy, and sometimes philosophy of religion. Most of my work relates in some way to the value of autonomy. My research is oriented around a few questions:
- What are individuals morally required to do, and what explains these requirements?
- What political rights do persons have, and are some rights more important than others?
- Do any political institutions or agents enjoy special normative powers or privileges that ordinary persons lack?
- What is the relationship between moral reasons and religious commitments?
- rwdavis at byu dot edu
- 745 Kimball Tower/PO Box 25545, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602