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Ben Bryan

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Withers Hall 434D


I teach and write about a wide range of topics in political philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of law. I grew up in Nashville, TN, where I earned my undergraduate degree from Belmont University. I completed my PhD at Bowling Green State University in 2016.



“Duty-Sensitive Self-Ownership,” Social Philosophy and Policy 36, no 2 (2019): 264-283.

“Rights Forfeiture Theorists Should Embrace the Duty View of Punishment,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95, no. 2 (2017): 317-327

“The Conventionalist Challenge to Natural Rights Theory,” Social Theory and Practice 43, no. 3 (2017): 569-587.

“Non-Aristotelian Political Animals,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 32, no. 4 (2015): 293-311.

“A Feminist Defense of the Unity of the Virtues,” Philosophia 41, no. 3 (2013): 693-702.


B.S. Political Science and Philosophy Belmont University 2009

Ph.D. Philosophy Bowling Green State University 2016

Area(s) of Expertise

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law