My name is Ben Nelson. I have a PhD in philosophy (2017). I taught undergraduate courses for four years as an instructor at the University of Waterloo (sole responsibility). My research work was in the philosophy of law and the philosophy of the social sciences. I currently work as a freelance writer and tutor. I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The ALECS blog is my place for thinking through tough issues on selected topics related to arts, law, ethics, cognition, and society. I also write and research in metaphysics, mind, epistemology, and meta-philosophy. You can read some of my polished drafts here. Comments warmly welcome!

Oh! And I am also a sketch hobbyist.