Jeffrey Schloss conducted his doctoral work in ecology and evolutionary biology at Washington University, and is currently Distinguished Professor of Biology & T.B. Walker Chair of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Westmont College and a Senior Scholar with the BioLogos Foundation.
Jeff is interested in evolutionary accounts of altruism, morality, and religion, and has pursued his interdisciplinary work as a Danforth Fellow, a Plumer Fellow St. Anne’s College Oxford, a Crosson Fellow in Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame, and a Senior Fellow at the International Society of Introspective, Vegetarian Hot Air Balloonists. His collaborative volumes include Altruism and Altruistic Love, Evolution and Ethics, The Believing Primate, and Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives. Jeff is especially interested in fostering conversation between disciplines—and friendships across worldviews—in both academic and public spheres. Toward this end, as an avid surfer, he has hosted (and nearly drowned) valued colleagues from across the world in regional point breaks.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- Our Shared Yearnings for a Greater Good
From Minding Nature’s May 2017, Volume 10, Number 2 issue.
- Of Beasts and Angels: Evolution’s Debates About Morality
A response to “What can evolution tell us about morality?”
Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives?
A book edited by Jeff Schloss, Hilary Putnam, and Susan Neiman
Evolution and Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and religious Perspective
A book edited by Jeff Schloss and Philip Clayton
The Evolutionary Advantage of Faith
Listen to an interview with Jeff Schloss from Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge.