Jonathan Spelman
I hold a B.A. in philosophy and political science (double major) from Ashland University and an M.A. in philosophy from of the University of Missouri—St. Louis. I am currently a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder.
I specialize in normative ethics and metaethics, and in my dissertation, I argue that our moral obligations depend on our beliefs. In addition to my interests in normative ethics and metaethics, I also have interests in practical ethics, philosophy of law, philosophy of religion, and epistemology.
I am currently the Philosophy Department’s Lead Graduate Student Teacher and have taught a number of courses at CU Boulder, including Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Philosophy and Society, Philosophy and Law, Introductory Logic, and Introduction to Western Philosophy: Modern. I am currently teaching Introduction to Philosophy.