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James Day

James Day

Graduate Student // Philosophy

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James Day is a PhD student, specializing in both normative and applied ethics, as well as legal philosophy. He received his BA in philosophy from San Jose State University, with a minor in mathematics. James is primarily interested in criminal punishment – both its purpose and proper application – as well as the ability of both individuals and collectives to balance fairness with other goods. James has an interest in utilitarian and consequentialist moral thought, from Mozi to Sidgwick and Singer, in addition to contemporary theories of virtue and the ethics of care. He is a frequent volunteer for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl and has served as a guest writer for regional cases. 

In his spare time, James likes to run, write prose, and play games with friends. He loves cooking at home, though his dishes are far from “gourmet.”