Dallas Havens

Dallas Havens joined Rice's Philosophy Department as a doctoral student in 2022, after having earned his M.A. in philosophy from Northern Illinois University. Dallas primarily works in ethics and political philosophy. Within ethics, Dallas is interested in the relationship between rationality and morality, as well as a variety of issues in applied ethics. Within political philosophy, he is interested in the relationship between state coercion and citizens' freedom and political theories that both endorse liberal neutrality and emphasize individual liberty. Dallas is also interested in epistemology and some topics in philosophy of mind.

Research Areas

Normative Ethics; Applied Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy


M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2022

B.A., University of Indianapolis, 2020


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