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. While in graduate school, I 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. Before that, I received my BA from Williams College. And before that, I went to Paramus High School, which US News & World Report ranks on their list of Best Public High Schools in New Jersey as “Unranked.” (But actually, it was a great place to go to high school with amazing teachers like Dr. Patricia Wilk.)

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." 


jikaplan@uncg.edu