I'm Spencer Case, a freelance writer and teacher of philosophy. I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University Colorado Boulder in 2018. After that, I was an International Research Fellow at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China, where I'm living today with my lovely wife, May Han. I'm currently teaching online for CU Boulder and working on two books on philosophy: Is Morality Real? (coauthored with Matt Lutz of Wuhan University) and Why It's Ok to be Patriotic, which is part of the Routledge "Why it's Ok" series edited by Andrew Beck. I have contracts for both books with Routledge. I've also begun work on co-editing a third book along with Jesse Hamilton and Mark Zelcer tentatively titled Front Line Philosophy. This site is where I'll keep links to my academic work and some of my public work as well.
I'll just say a bit more about myself here. I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army and I deployed twice as part of the Global War on Terrorism: to Iraq (2005-2006) and to Afghanistan (2009-10). I like writing, reading (especially about philosophy, history, and politics), podcasting, listening to jazz, and swing dancing. Right now I'm also getting into playing the harmonica (both diatonic and chromatic). My main philosophical research area is the nature of normativity (i.e., "ought-ness"), but I've got interests in other areas, too. Really all aspects of philosophy interest me. The top photo, which I took in 2013, is a stone corridor from Petra, Jordan that leads to the famous treasury.