The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at YSU is committed to both the dissemination and creation of knowledge. Below are some of the textbooks, articles, edited volumes, and monographs published in the last several years by members of our department:
Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, Distinguished Professor (PhD Harvard University):
“Rainbow Curve, Moral Change, Racial Justice,” in Wanda Teays, ed., Reshaping Philosophy: Michael Boylan’s Narrative Fiction (Springer, 2022).
Anarchism in Latin American, by Angel Cappelletti. English language translation (Oakland, CA, Edinburgh, Scotland: AK Press, 2018).[Translation]
Teaching Philosophy with Three Philosophical Novels, Teaching Ethics, 2018. [Book review]
“Just War Moralities,” Journal of Religious Ethics 45.3:580-605 (Fall 2017)
“Human Rights: Natural or Cultural?” Journal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Vol. 8 (2016).
Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics. By Ted A. Smith. Stanford University Press, 2015. Reading Religion (April 2016) [Book review]
“Introduction. Symposium on World Government/World Governance,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy (Fall 2013).
“Boylan on Immigration,” Journal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy, vol. 4 (August 2012).
“Targeting of Civilian Populations in War,” in Ruth Chadwick, ed., Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics 2nd Edition (San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1998), vol. 1, pp. 509–525. Reprinted in The Encyclopedia of Ethical Issues in Politics and the Media (San Diego: Academic Press, 2001). Revised version in Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (Elsiever, 2012).
“Using Fictive Narrative to Teach Philosophy/Ethics,” with Michael Boylan, Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Sybol Cook Anderson, Edward Spence in Teaching Ethics, Fall 2011.
“Cosmopolitan Revisions of Just War Theory,” in M. Boylan, ed., Global Ethics (Bouder, CO: Westview Press, 2011).
“Ethics of Nuclear War,” The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (NY: Oxford University Press, 2010).
“Public Policy: Moving to Moral Cosmopolitanism,” in John-Stewart Gordon, ed., Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan’s A Just Society (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).
Dr. Alan Tomhave, Chair (PhD University of Missouri):
“Fictive Narrative Philosophy as Necessary in the Classroom,” in Reshaping Philosophy: Michael Boylan‘s Narrative Fiction, Wanda Teays ed., forthcoming 2021
“Boycotts and Silencing,” with Mark Vopat, Business Ethics Journal Review, 8 (8): 45-50, 2020, doi.org/10.12247/bejr2020.08.08
“Boycotting and Social Movements” co-authored with Mark Vopat. The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer 2020
“The Business of Boycotting” co-authored with Mark Vopat. The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer 2020.
“The Ethics of Boycotting” co-authored with Mark Vopat. The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer 2020.
Business Ethics: The Big Picture eds. Mark Vopat and Alan Tomhave (Broadview: 2018)
“The Business of Boycotting: How to have your chicken and eat it too” co-written with Mark Vopat Journal of Business Ethics 152, 123–132 (2018)
“The Role of Teaching Ethics in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum,” with Mark Vopat, Ethics Across the Curriculum – Pedagogical Perspectives, Elaine E. Englehardt and Michael S. Pritchard, eds., Springer International Publishing, 2018
“The Business of Boycotting: Having Your Chicken and Eating It Too,” with Mark Vopat, Journal of Business Ethics, 2016, doi:10.1007/s10551-016-3336-y
“A Libertarian Reading of Michael Boylan’s Natural Human Rights: A Theory,” The Journal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Vol. 8, 2016
“Advocacy, Autonomy, and Citizenship in the Classroom,” Teaching Ethics
“Global Government and Global Citizenship,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 27, Issue 2, Fall 2013
“On the Disconnect between Professional and Business Ethics,” with Mark Vopat, Teaching Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2013
“Civility as a Condition of Citizenship,” Civility in Politics and Education, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, Deborah Mower and Wade Robison, eds., Routledge, 2011
“Cartesian Intuitions, Humean Puzzles and the Buddhist Conception of the Self,” Philosophy East and West, Volume 60, Number 4, 2010
“Salience and Chance,” Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 25, Number 1, 2009
Dr. Mark Vopat, Director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center (PhD University of Western Ontario):
“AI and Human Rights: Present and Future Moral Challenges” in Ethics in the AI, Technology, and Information Age ed. Michael Boylan and Wanda Teays (New York: Rowman and Littleﬁeld, 2022)
“The Belief in Innate Talent and Its Implications for Distributive Justice” Educational Philosophy and Theory Spring 2020
“Boycotting and Social Movements” co-authored with Alan Tomahave. The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer 2020
“The Business of Boycotting” co-authored with Alan Tomahave. The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer 2020.
“The Ethics of Boycotting” co-authored with Alan Tomahave. The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer 2020.
Business Ethics: The Big Picture eds. Mark Vopat and Alan Tomhave (Broadview: 2018)
“The Role of Teaching Ethics in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum,” with Alan Tomhave, Ethics Across the Curriculum – Pedagogical Perspectives, Elaine E. Englehardt and Michael S. Pritchard, eds., Springer International Publishing, 2018
“The Business of Boycotting: How to have your chicken and eat it too” co-written with Alan Tomhave Journal of Business Ethics 152, 123–132 (2018)
Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting (Lanham: Lexington Press, 2015)
“On the Disconnect Between Business and Professional Ethics,” co-authored with Alan Tomhave. Teaching Ethics Spring 2013.
“Is a Christian-Libertarian an Oxymoron” Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society (Spring 2013)
“Child Abuse and Neglect” in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics ed. Hugh LaFollette. (published online February 1, 2013)
Textbook: Business Ethics: It’s Just Ethics Mark Vopat and Alan Tomhave, Kendal Hunt Publishing, (2013)
“Magnet Schools, Innate Talent and Social Justice” Theory and Research in Education Vol.9 No. 1 (March 2011)
“School Uniforms and Freedom of Expression” Ethics and Education Vol.5 No.3 (November 2010)
“Justice, Religion and the Education of Children.” Public Affairs Quarterly Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2009).
Review of John Brenkman, The Cultural Contradictions of Democracy: Political Thought Since September 11. in Philosophy in Review, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2009)
Review of Josephine Russell’s How Children Become Moral Selves, in Philosophy in Review Vol. 29, No. 3 (2009)
Instructor’s Manual for Consider Ethics by Bruce N. Waller
Dr. Christopher Bache (emeritus):
“The Collective Dynamics of Contemplative Practice.” Meditation and the Classroom. Eds. Fran Grace and Judith-Simmer Brown. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011, 65–74.
“The Opening Question,” Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, 17 (Winter 2011–2012): 122–123.
“Teaching in the New Paradigm,” Spanda Journal, Vol III/1 (2012): 173–179.
Foreword to The Practice of Soul-Centered Healing. Thomas Zinser. Grand Rapids, MI: Union Street Press, 2013.
“Reflections on the Mystery of Death and Rebirth in LSD Therapy.” Seeking the Sacred With Psychoactive Substances, Vol. 2. Ed. J. Harold Ellis. Praeger, 2014: 227–250.
“An Inquiry into the Field Dynamics of Collective Learning” in Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines, Eds. Olen Gunnlaugson and Edward Sarath. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014: 379–390.
Foreword to Subtle Activism. David Nicol. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014.
Dr. Mustansir Mir , Director of the Center for Islamic Studies (PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor):
Dr. Bruce Waller (PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill):
Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and the Desire to Be a God (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2020).
The Injustice of Punishment (New York: Routledge, 2017).
The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015).
Restorative Free Will: Back to the Biological Base (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).
Against Moral Responsibility (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011).
The Natural Selection of Autonomy (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998).
Freedom Without Responsibility (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990).
Consider Ethics, 4th Ed. (New York: Longman Publishing, 2020). Previous editions in 2005, 2008, and 2011.
Congenial Debates on Controversial Questions (New York: Pearson Publishing, 2012).
Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict, 6th Ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2012). Previous editions in 1988, 1993, 1998, 2001, and 2005.
Consider Philosophy (New York: Pearson Publishing, 2011).
Coffee and Philosophy (New York: Pearson, 2006). Translated into Chinese 2014, by Pearson.
The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment, with Farah Focquaert and Elizabeth Shaw (2021). www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-the-Philosophy-and-Science-of-Punishment/Focquaert-Shaw-Waller/p/book/9781138580626
You Decide: Current Debates in Criminal Justice (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009).
You Decide: Current Debates in Introductory Philosophy (New York: Longman Publishing, 2007).
You Decide: Current Debates in Ethics (New York: Longman Publishing, 2006).
You Decide: Current Debates in Contemporary Moral Problems (New York: Longman Publishing, 2006).
“Beyond Moral Responsibility to a System that Works,” Neuroethics (December 2017).
“Beyond the Retributive System,” in Free Will Skepticism in Law and Society, ed. Elizabeth Shaw, Derk Pereboom, and Gregg Caruso (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
“Judicial System Resources: More Fun and Better Understanding in the Critical Thinking Classroom,” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, Volume 29, Issue 2 (Summer 2014): 4-13.
“The Culture of Moral Responsibility,” Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 30, Number 1 (January 2014): 3-17.
“Free Will versus Determinism,” 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 Gregg Caruso, ed., Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility(Lanham, MD: 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.
“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.
“Chanelle, Sabrina and the Oboe,” in Thomas A. Shipka, ed., Philosophy: Paradox and Discovery, 5th Edition (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004). Reprinted in Gary E. Kessner, ed., Voices of Wisdom, 6th Edition (Belmont, Cal.: Wadsworth, 2006).
“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.
“Patient Autonomy Naturalized,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 44, Number 4 (Autumn 2001).
“Deep Thinkers, Cognitive Misers, and Moral Responsibility,” Analysis, Volume 59, Number 4 (October 1999).
“Free Will, Determinism, and Self-Control,” in Bruce A. Thyer, editor, The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999).
“What Rationality Adds to Animal Morality,” Biology & Philosophy, Volume 12, Number 3, July 1997.
“Moral Commitment Without Objectivity or Illusion,” Biology & Philosophy, Volume 11, 1996.
“Authenticity Naturalized,” Behavior and Philosophy, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 1995.
“Abortion and In Vitro Fertilization,” Journal of Social Philosophy, Volume 25, Number 1, Spring 1995, pages 111-120.
“Pattern Proliferation in Teleological Behaviorism,” Commentary on Howard Rachlin’s “Self-Control: Beyond Commitment,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Spring 1995.
“Noncognitivist Moral Realism,” Philosophia, Volume 24, Numbers 1-2, December 1994, pages 57-75.
With Brendan Minogue, Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, and Larry Udell, “Individual Autonomy and the Double-Blind Controlled Experiment: The Case of Desperate Volunteers,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Volume 20, 1994, pages 43-55.
“Natural Autonomy and Alternative Possibilities,” American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 30, Number 1, January 1993, pages 73-83.
“Responsibility and the Self-Made Self,” Analysis, Volume 53, January 1993, pages 45-51. Translated into Polish and published in Philosophy of Morality, by Fundacja ALETHEIA, 1997.
“In Defense of Freedom without Responsibility: Response to Critics,” Behavior and Philosophy, Volume 20, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1992, pages 83-87.
“Moral Conversion Without Moral Realism,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Volume 30, Number 3 (1992), pages 129-137.
“Advocacy and Fallacy,” The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 6, Number 2, Winter 1991, pages 47-51.
“From Hemlock to Lethal Injection: The Case for Self- Execution,” The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 4, Number 4, Fall 1989, pages 53-58.
“Uneven Starts and Just Deserts,” Analysis, Volume 49, Number 4, October 1989, pages 209-213. Reprinted in Reason and Responsibility, 9th edition, Joel Feinberg, editor (Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1995).
“Denying Responsibility: The Difference it Makes,” Analysis, Volume 49, Number 1, January 1989, pages 44-47.
“Hard Determinism and the Principle of Vacuous Contrast,” Metaphilosophy, Volume 19, Number 1, January, 1988, pages 65-69.
“Just and Nonjust Deserts,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Volume 25, Number 2, Summer 1987, pages 229-238.
“The Virtues of Contemporary Emotivism,” Erkenntnis, Volume 25, 1986, pages 61-75.
“Deliberating About the Inevitable,” Analysis, Volume 45, Number 1, January 1985, pages 48-52.
“Determined Self-Intervention,” New Ideas in Psychology, Volume 3, Number 1, January 1985, pages 19-26.
“Daniel Dennett on Responsibility,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Volume 22, Number 3, Fall 1984, pages 413-423.
“Purposes, Conditioning, and Skinner’s Moral Theory,” The Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Volume 14, Number 3, October 1984, pages 355-362.
“Determinism and Behaviorist Epistemology,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Volume 20, Number 4, Winter 1982, pages 513-532.
“Mentalistic Problems in Cicourel’s Cognitive Sociology,” The Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Volume 12, Number 2, July 1982, pages 177-199.
“Skinner’s Two Stage Value Theory,” Behaviorism, Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 1982, pages 25-44.
“Carnap and Quine on the Distinction between External and Internal Questions,” Philosophical Studies, Volume 33, Number 3, April 1978, pages 301-312.
“Chomsky, Wittgenstein, and the Behaviorist Perspective on Language,” Behaviorism, Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1977, pages 43-59.