Jason D Swartwood

I am an instructor of Philosophy at Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, MN.  I have a BA (philosophy; minor in classics), summa cum laude, from the College of William and Mary and an MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  I wrote my doctoral dissertation on practical wisdom under the supervision of Valerie Tiberius.  Before finding philosophy, I was a temporary high-school dropout, a singer in an obscure Twin Cities punk band, a community and technical college student, and a certified veterinary technician.

My specialty is in ethics. I am especially interested in exploring empirically-informed accounts of practical wisdom and practical reasoning. I am also very interested in pedagogical questions, especially regarding how philosophy courses can help students develop skill at practical and theoretical reasoning. 


Department of Philosophy

Saint Paul College

235 Marshall Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55102

jason.swartwood [at] saintpaul.edu