CWO John Baldari

CWO John Baldari

Doctoral Candidate & Teaching Assistant

Summary: Current research: In Bello ethics. Thesis: Soldierly Virtue, testing modern virtue accounts against the specific requirements of warfighters during conflicts.

Location: IDEA Centre

Teaching Commitments: Ethics of Military Engineering, Whistleblowing & Responsibility, Ethics of Teamwork, Ethics of Intellectual Property

Overview

Current Research:

Soldierly Virtue

My current work argues the there is no special virtue required of the soldiery of nations. A warfighter properly instructed in the virtues will make the right decision at the right time in the right circumstances as befits their task.

Research Interests:

Areas of Specialization:

  • Ethics, Applied, Military
  • Ethics, Normative, Virtue
  • Philosophy & Theory of War
  • Feminist Ethics (especially women in combat)

Areas of Competence:

  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Ethics, Animal
  • Ethics, Applied, Engineering
  • Ethics, Applied, Professional
  • Ethics, Normative, Utility
  • Metaethics (especially conception of the Good)
  • Moral Psychology
  • Philosophy of Mind (especially consciousness & identity)

Periods of Study:

  • Ancient Philosophy: Platonic, Aristotelian, Stoic
  • Early Modern Philosophy: Hobbes, Hume, Mill
  • Modern Virtue Theory & Feminist Ethics

Supervisors:

Dr. Jamie Dow

Personal Profile:

I am a Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Army. In addition to a successful career in the field both at home and abroad, I taught for the US Army Warrant Officer Candidate School on the subjects of military ethics and mental resiliency, concepts which I pay forward to my academic career. I received my masters degree from the University of Nevada, where I was nominated for the Marshall Scholarship and winner of the Sentinels of Freedom scholarship. Currently, I hold a full studentship from the IDEA Centre and previously held scholarships from the Horatio Alger Scholarship for Distinguished Americans and the American Legion, among others.