about me

I am a Professor of Philosophy at Providence College. I am also an Adjunct (Full) Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. My research interests include the philosophy of punishment (esp. capital punishment and punishment and race), Kant’s practical philosophy, and Levinas. I have just published a book informatively titled Against Capital Punishment (Oxford University Press, 2019). I am co-editing (with Michael Cholbi, Brandon Hogan, and Alex Madva) Philosophical Perspectives on the Movement for Black Lives (Oxford University Press, under contract).

I have also taught at Harvard (in the College Writing Program), Cornell (as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Program on Ethics & Public Life, Sage School of Philosophy), and the Auburn (NY) Correctional Facility.

You can find me on PhilPapers and Academia.edu. Email me at byost1 symbol providence dot edu.