Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer

Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics, Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project

Clark Hall 310
Fridays by appointment

Other Information

Classes: People & Planet
Good Relationships
Ethics & Public Policy

Education: Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Chicago, 2002
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Philosophy, Yale University, 1993

Research: The concept of anthroponomy; wonder and the conditions of democratic life; relational reasoning

Expertise: Environmental civics (incl. ethics, moral philosophy, and politics); Political aesthetics; Relational reason; Moral philosophy; Meta-philosophy


Photo by Stephen M. Rich, 2006.

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer studied at Yale University and the University of Chicago.  Prior to coming to CWRU (2010 -), he taught at University of Chicago, Colorado College, American University of Sharjah, and LeMoyne College.  He has been a visiting professor at Hamilton College.  He is the author of several monographs and an influential edited volume.  He lives with his family in Shaker Heights, Ohio, once land of many older nations.

“Scholarship has to exemplify a love for each other, not just a love for an idea.”  Linda Tuhiwai Smith, June 30th, 2020, Massey University

For more information, please see his website.

Case Western Reserve University resides on the ancestral lands of the Lenape (Delaware), Shawnee, Wyandot Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and other Great Lakes tribes (Chippewa, Kickapoo, Wea, Pinakashaw, and Kaskaskia).  This land of the “Northwest Territory” was ceded under force from the U.S. military by 1100 chiefs and warriors signing the 1795 Treaty of Greenville.  Subsequently, the treaty wasn’t honored by the United States of America just as all 374 treaties with Native Americans ratified by the U.S. Senate have not been.