Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Spring 2017 Syllabi

Here's the syllabi for Spring 2016.

PHI 240 Social and Political Philosophy

PHI 429 Harry Potter, Philosophy and Human Nature

Always excited at the beginning of new semester. The Harry Potter course makes this semester magic!

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall Semester 2016 Syllabi

Fall syllabi are here:

PHI 332 Asian Philosophy

PHI 330 Philosophies of Nonviolence 

Let's have a great semester!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Latest book on the shelves

My latest book, co-written with Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon is now available. This book is part narrative, part philosophy, looking at nonviolent re-parenting of children in the foster care system. Caring for children has been a major part of our lives for the last thirty-four years. It's safe to say that in that time we have "seen it all" in the foster care system. We advocate for a nonviolent caring approach to children who have been victims of violence.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall Semester 2015

Welcome students to the new semester! Here are the syllabi for the courses I am teaching. Quite a contrast between the two 300-level courses. Get ready for a roller-coaster!
PHI 331 War and Terrorism
PHI 333 The Ethics of Love
PHI 170 Philosophical Meditations
See you soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New book on peace and ecology by Andrew Fiala

Congratulations to Andrew Fiala on his latest book The Peace of Nature and The Nature of Peace. Among the excellent chapters I contributed two: "Return to Earth: A New Natural Philosophy?" where I look at Schweitzer, Daoism and somatic practice, and "The Beloved Community: A Neo-Aristotelian Perspective," looking at King's understanding of love and community. Both my chapters began life as presidential addresses at Concerned Philosophers for Peace.