Dave Poplar

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Social Sciences 130

I’m a fourth year Ph.D. student, primarily interested in the applied aspects of philosophy and the ways it can actively engage with the world – through informing and impacting people's lives, shaping social and political policy, and to a lesser extent, helping me understand what my dog is thinking. My primary interests include philosophy of law (particularly criminal law), political philosophy, and applied ethics. I am also fascinated with epistemology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of humor, although there is little apart from golf and reality TV that doesn’t interest me.