With Penelope on Pichacho Peak

With Penelope on Pichacho Peak

I am currently a Lecturer in Philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Before that, I was a research fellow at the University of Arizona, where I also earned my PhD in philosophy.

I specialize in political philosophy and normative ethics. My research focuses on the relation of individual practical rationality to social rules.

My work has been published in Philosophical Studies, The European Journal of Philosophy, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, The Adam Smith Review, and in several edited volumes. Some of my recent publications can be found here and my CV can be found here.

I am also an assistant editor for Social Philosophy & Policy, the PhilPapers.org editor for the social contract section, and an author on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on contemporary approaches to the social contract.  I have also written about public reason, egalitarianism, justice, Epicurean political theory, Adam Smith, and social evolution.

You can contact me at john.thrasher<at>monash.edu

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