I am currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Chapman University's Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, having completed my PhD in philosophy at the University of Arizona under the direction of the late Jerry Gaus, with Tom Christiano, Dave Schmidtz, and Steve Wall on my committee. My primary research areas are political philosophy and normative ethics, but I also have strong interests in moral psychology, aesthetics, and political economy.
My research treats foundational moral diversity as an ineliminable feature of free societies. I defend "justice pluralism": the view that citizens can reason from shared political values to reach incompatible conclusions about requirements of basic justice, where, from that shared standpoint, more than one of these conclusions is correct.
I can be reached at gjesdal<at>chapman<dot>edu.