I’m a PhD candidate in philosophy at Boston University, and a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Colorado, Boulder

I work primarily in social and political philosophy, particularly on the issues of political obligation and reparations for historic injustice. (For a 1000-Word Philosophy essay on the latter, click here.)

I am currently at work on a dissertation under the supervision of Ann E. Cudd, David Lyons and Juliet Floyd, in which I articulate a new argumentative approach to the political problem of black reparations in the United States that appeals to the principle of fair play. 

I’m also interested in the philosophy of science, particularly of the evolutionary and human sciences, and in pragmatism and the American philosophical tradition more broadly. 

Drop me a line at jlfrglt at bu dot edu, or find me on Academia.edu.