Dr. Bruce Waller

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CONTACT INFORMATION

DeBartolo Hall, 402
330–941–3447 or 330–941–3448 (office)
330–726–2502 (home)
bnwaller@ysu.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 1979, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Free will and moral responsibility (action theory), ethical theory, bioethics, criminal justice ethics, critical thinking

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES (since 2001)

“Judicial System Resources: More Fun and Better Understanding in the Critical Thinking Classroom,” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, forthcoming.

“The Culture of Moral Responsibility,” Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 30, Number 1 (January, 2014): 3-17.

“Free Will vs. Determinism,” in The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).

“The Scientific Naturalist Case Against Moral Responsibility,” Behavior and Philosophy, Volume 41 (2014): 27-36.

“The Stubborn Illusion of Moral Responsibility,” in The Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility, edited by Gregg Caruso (Lexington Books, 2013).

With Robyn Repko, “Informed Consent: Good Medicine, Dangerous Side Effects,” Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics (2008).

“Sincere Apology without Moral Responsibility,” Social Theory and Practice, Volume 33, Number 3 (July, 2007).

“Denying Responsibility without Making Excuses,” American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 43 (2006): 81–89.

“Responsibility and Health,” Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Volume 14 (2005): 177–188.

“Neglected Psychological Elements of Free Will,” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Volume 11 (June 2004): 111–118.

“Comparing Psychoanalytic and Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives on Control,” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Volume 11 (June 2004).

“Empirical Free Will and the Ethics of Moral Responsibility,”The Journal of Value Inquiry, Volume 37 (2004): 533–542.

“Virtue Unrewarded: Morality Without Moral Responsibility,” Philosophia, Volume 31 (October 2004): 427- 447.

“The Almost Invisible Ghost in the Moral Responsibility Machine,” Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 29 (2004).

“The Sad Truth: Optimism, Pessimism, and Pragmatism,” Ratio, Volume 16, No. 2 (June 2003): 189–197. Reprinted in David Benatar, ed., Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions, 2nd Edition (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield 2010).

“A Metacompatibilist Account of Free Will: Making Compatibilists and Incompatibilists More Compatible,” Philosophical Studies, Volume 112, Number 2/3 (2003): 209–224.

“The Psychological Structure of Patient Autonomy,” Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Volume 11 (2002): 257–65.

“Classifying and Analyzing Analogies,” Informal Logic, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2001): 199–218.
“Patient Autonomy Naturalized,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 44, Number 4 (Autumn 2001).

Books Textbooks
waller_stubborn_system

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015

 

Wallerct6

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson 2001, 2005, 2012; 6th Edition

Walleramr

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2011

 

 

Wallerethic

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011, 2008; 3rd Edition

Natural

Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1998

Wallerintro

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2011

Freedom

Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1990

Crjusimage

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2009

Coffee

New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006

Congenial

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2014