My name is Ben Nelson. I am a doctor of philosophy (2017) who has taught undergraduate courses for four years as an instructor (sole responsibility). My primary research work is in the philosophy of law and the philosophy of the social sciences. I currently live and work in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as a researcher.
The ALECS blog is my place for thinking through tough issues on selected topics related to arts, law, ethics, cognition, and society. Comments warmly welcome!
Drafts of my papers in philosophy of law are under embargo during the review process. However, I also write and research in metaphysics, mind, epistemology, and meta-philosophy. You can read some of my polished drafts here.
As an instructor, I focus on nurturing intellectual autonomy while also fostering an appreciation for objective inquiry. I aim to empower students by cultivating the skills of critical thinking, cooperative dialogue, and theoretical imagination.