Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., New York University
Department Chair, Philosophy
Ryan Preston-Roedder specializes in moral and political philosophy, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion.
Prof. Preston-Roedder (PhD 2007, NYU) specializes in moral and political philosophy, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He also has interests in philosophy and literature and Africana philosophy. His current work explores meaning in life and the problem of the absurd, the nature and significance of the religious outlook, and the moral and political significance of love.
- “Three Varieties of Faith,” Philosophical Topics 46 (1): 173-199 (2018)
- “Grief and Recovery” (with Erica Preston-Roedder), in The Moral Psychology of Sadness, ed. Anna Gotlib. London: Rowman & Littlefield International (2017)
- “Civic Trust,” Philosophers’ Imprint 17 (4): 1-22 (2017)
- “A Better World,” Philosophical Studies 168 (3): 629-644 (2014)
- “Faith in Humanity,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87 (3): 664-687 (2013)
Awarded 2014 APA Article Prize Honorable Mention