Benjamin Bryan
Bradley Scholar, Scholar in Residence
Center for Western Civilization Thought & Policy

Kittredge Central North, N225

Ben Bryan writes about questions that sit on the boundary between moral and political philosophy, especially questions about rights. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Philosophia, and Social Theory and Practice. During his time at the Center, Ben will be working on two main projects. The first is a series of papers developing and defending Conventionalist Natural Rights Theory—a natural rights theory that can also account for the role that contingent social practices play in shaping our rights and duties. The second is a series of papers about how to morally evaluate new technologies like self-driving cars and aerial drones.

Spring 2018 Courses

The Western Tradition: CWCV 2000

MoWeFr: 2:00 p.m. -2:50 p.m.
Description: Encourages a historical and critical investigation into the formative influences on what is often called Western culture, including religious, political, social and economic factors, and contemporary interpretations and critiques of these developments and concepts. Designed as the foundation course for the Center for Western Civilization. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.