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BRIAN SCOTT BALLARD
I'm assistant professor of philosophy at Concordia University in Irvine.
I work in ethics and the philosophy of religion.
My primary question is: How does religious faith affect human flourishing? How, for instance, does faith allow us to make meaning out of suffering, or craft a sense of identity, or find a basis for radical forgiveness?
My work also explores the nature of emotions and their epistemic value.
I earned my PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under Edouard Machery, John McDowell, Karl Schafer, Jim Woodward, and Crispin Wright. Before that, I earned my MA from NYU under David Velleman.
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