Education: Ph.D. – University of Notre Dame
I grew up in Washington state and Alabama before studying philosophy at Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. I then earned an MA and PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, studied for a year at Oxford and taught at the Catholic University of America and Xavier University. I have been at Providence College since 2011, where I now help direct the Humanities Program. I have grown to love New England, and particularly enjoy visiting Rhode Island’s beaches with my wife Dominique and our children Madeleine, Raymond Jr., Juliette, Benedict, and Angelica.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Ethics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy and Literature, the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Hain, R. (2019) Against the Autonomy and Best Interest Defenses of Medically Assisted Death. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press
Hain, R. (2019) Beyond the Self: Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Culture. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press
Hain, R. (2019) Tocqueville on Religion. New York, NY: Anthem Press
Hain, R. (2016) Justice in the Public Square: Towards an Aristotelian Ethics of the Built Environment. International Journal of Applied Philosophy.(30), 149-162.
Hain, R. (2016) Utilitarianism on Justice (and Diversity).
Hain, R. (2015) Aquinas and Aristotelian Hylomorphism.
Hain, R. (2015) Consilium and the Foundations of Ethics. The Thomist.(79), 43-74.
Hain, R. (2014) In Peter Koritansky (Ed.), Individuality and Personality in Maritain and Classical Hindu Philosophy. Washington, D.C.: The American Maritain Association
Hain, R. (2011) Authority, the Family, and Healthcare Decision Making. Christian Bioethics.(17), 227-242.