Ryan W. Davis
I am an Associate 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
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