I am a philosopher and writer. I write about the good life, animal ethics, parenthood, gender, and whatever else happens to interest me.  I teach philosophy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. You can reach me at jkazez@smu.edu.

I've written three books.  In 2007 I published The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life with Wiley-Blackwell.  In 2010 I published Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals with the same publisher.  In 2017 I published The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions about Having and Raising Children with Oxford University Press.  Find out more at the tabs above.

Other stuff: I am an editor, columnist, and contributor at The Philosophers' Magazine. (Here's my most recent contribution.) I write about news and ethics at The Prindle Post. I also occasionally write a Psychology Today blog. (Here's one about when parental obligations cease.)