Lecturer (Eastern Michigan University)
Dr. Brian Coffey is a Full-Time Lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, where he mainly teaches introductory, general education courses in philosophy, ethics, and logic. He especially loves teaching courses in applied ethics, where he can demonstrate to his students that it is possible to engage in thoughtful discussion of their moral beliefs with others (even with those who disagree with them). His primary research project involves an exploration into meta-ethical and normative questions about the nature of goodness. He defends the view that a thing is good just in case, and because, it promotes some goal. In his free time, Dr. Coffey is an aspiring woodworker, interested in traditional “unplugged” methods of making furniture. That is, he uses only human-powered, hand tools when building beautiful, functional wooden objects.