Public Philosophy

I believe that everyone is at least a little bit of a philosopher.  Sure, not everyone dresses up their thoughts in technical language, but everyone has beliefs about what is ethical to do, or what exists in the universe, or what happiness is.  Thus I believe it is important to engage people in philosophical conversation outside the boundaries of academia; that is my commitment to public philosophy.



Public Outreach at Science Fiction Conventions

  • Presentation, “Choose Your Own Morality: Using Video Games to Promote Moral Reflection”: MARCON, May 2018
  • Panelist, “Is Gaming Addiction Real?”: Windycon, November 2017
  • Presentation, “No Player is Ideal: Why Video Game Designers Cannot Ethically Ignore Players’ Real-World Identities”: MARCON, May 2017
  • Presentation, “Video Games, Power, and Social Responsibility”: MARCON, May 2017
  • Panelist, “Empowering Women to be Comfortable in Gaming”: MARCON, May 2015
  • Panelist, “Girls & Gaming”: MARCON, May 2015
  • Panelist, “Visions of Freedom in a Science Fiction Future”: MARCON, May 2015
  • Chair and Panelist, “Explore the Philosophical Side of Science Fiction”: Chicon 7, August 2012
  • Panelist, “The Role of Science Fiction for Teaching Critical Thinking”: Chicon 7, August 2012
  • Chair and Panelist, “Ethics and Video Games”: MARCON, April 2012
  • Chair and Panelist, “The Nature of Consciousness”: Confluence, July 2006