I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (or, at least, I will be as of January 1st, 2019). My research focuses on normative human practices like law, language, and games -- on questions like: 'how does the normativity of these practices relate to moral normativity?' and 'how does the normativity of these practices constrain reductive theories of them?'

Before coming to UNCG, I got my PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and I also spent four years teaching philosophy at San Quentin State Prison through the Prison University Project.

Before coming to Berkeley, I did the MPhil at the University of Cambridge. My MPhil Dissertation was on the normativity of concepts, and my adviser was Tim Crane. Before that, I received my BA from Williams College.

Beware: I have a doppelganger - another Jeffrey Kaplan who is an academic, studies law and language, is native to New Jersey, and enjoys basketball. Of the many Jeffrey Kaplans, I am this one.

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If you listen to podcasts, check out this episode of the legal studies podcast, Oral Argument, where I am interviewed about my paper, "Attitude and the Normativity of Law." 


jeffkaplan@berkeley.edu