JAMES FIESER

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY RESUME:  CALENDAR YEAR UPDATE

June 1, 2013

 

I.          James F. Fieser                                               Citizenship:  U.S.A.

Professor of Philosophy (with tenure)

Department of History and Philosophy

Humanities 216-A, UTM, Martin, TN  38238

 

II.         Ph.D.,  1986, Purdue University (Philosophy)

M.A.,   1983, Purdue University (Philosophy)

B.A.,    1980, Berea College (Philosophy, Religious Studies)

 

III.       Employment History

2004-present: Professor, UTM

1999-2004: Associate Professor, UTM

1993-1999: Assistant Professor, UTM

1989-1993: Assistant Professor, Christopher Newport University

1987-1989: Assistant Professor, University of Rio Grande

Courses Taught at UTM

PHIL 110: The Adventure of Ideas

PHIL 120: The Adventure of Ideas

PHIL 140: Introduction to Business Ethics (currently removed from catalog)

PHIL 150: Criminal Justice Ethics (currently removed from catalog)

PHIL 160: Introduction to Ethics

RLST 201: Religion and Contemporary Culture

PHIL 210: Elementary Logic

PHIL 300: Questions of Right and Wrong

PHIL 310: Major Religions of the World

PHIL 315: History of Modern Philosophy

PHIL 320: Traces of God

PHIL 350: Principles of Bioethics

PHIL 395: Philosophy and Film

PHIL 410: Political and Legal Philosophy

PHIL 460: Contemporary Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHIL 485: Topics in the History of Philosophy – Hume

PHIL 490: Seminar in Philosophy – Feminist Philosophy

PHIL 490: Seminar in Philosophy – Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Mysticism

IV.       Books Published

2012, Business Ethics, co-authored with Alexander Moseley, Bridgepoint Education

2012, Philosophy from Socrates to Sartre and Beyond, McGraw Hill, ninth edition, continuing author of text by Samuel Stumpf (deceased)

2012, Scriptures of the World’s Religions, co-authored/edited with John Powers, McGraw-Hill Publications, fourth edition (first edition 1998)

2012, Ethics, Discovering Right and Wrong, Cengage/Wadsworth, seventh edition, continuing author of text by Louis Pojman (deceased)

2011, Ethical Theory: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Cengage/Wadsworth, sixth edition, continuing editor of anthology by Louis Pojman (deceased)

2008, Introduction to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, fourth edition, continuing editor of text by Louis Pojman (deceased)

2008, Philosophical Problems, sixth edition, continuing editor of anthology by Samuel Stumpf (deceased), McGraw Hill (currently out of print)

2005, Early Responses to Hume, revised second edition, 10 volumes edited and annotated with introductions, Thoemmes/Continuum Press (first edition appeared in five two-volume installments between 1999 and 2003)

2005, Philosophical Questions, co-authored with Norman Lillegard, Oxford University Press

2005, The Life and Philosophy of George Tucker, edited and annotated with introductions, Thoemmes Press

2002, A Historical Introduction to Philosophy: Texts and Interactive Guides, co-authored and edited with Norman Lillegard, Oxford University Press

2001, Moral Philosophy Through the Ages, Mayfield/McGraw Hill (currently out of print)

2000, Scottish Common Sense Philosophy, 5 volumes, edited and annotated with introductions, Thoemmes Press

2000, Metaethics, Normative Ethics, and Applied Ethics, Historical and Contemporary Readings, edited and annotated with introductions, Wadsworth Publishing Company

1992, Natural History of Religion, by David Hume, edited and annotated with an introduction, Macmillan Publications, Library of Liberal Arts series

Books in Progress (currently used in classes as manuscripts)

Great Issues in Philosophy: An Introduction

Moral Issues that Divide Us: An Introduction to Applied Ethics

The History of Philosophy: A Short Survey

Applied Ethics: A Sourcebook

Classics in the History of Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Classics in Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Classics in Ethics: A Sourcebook

Encyclopedia Articles, Book Reviews, and Other Publications

2013, “The Hume Literature: 2011,” Hume Studies, Vol. 37.

2012, “The Hume Literature: 2010,” Hume Studies, Vol. 36.

2011, “Hume” in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (www.iep.utm.edu)

2011, “The Hume Literature: 2009,” Hume Studies, Vol. 35.

2010, “The Hume Literature: 2008,” Hume Studies, Vol. 34.

2009, “The Hume Literature: 2006-2007,” Hume Studies, Vol. 33.

2008, “The Hume Literature: 2004-2005,” Hume Studies, Vol. 32.

2008, Review of Hume’s Treatise, edited by David Norton; for Eighteenth-Century Scotland, No. 22.

2008, “George Tucker” in Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, Routledge

2006, “James Beattie” in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, MacMillan

2005, A Bibliography of Hume's Writings and Early Responses, second edition, Bristol: Thoemmes Press (www.utm.edu/~jfieser/vita/research/hume-web-bibiog-2e.pdf)

2005, “Ethics,” in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (www.iep.utm.edu)

2003, “Daniel Dewar” and “George Gleig” in Dictionary of 19th Century British Philosophers, Thoemmes Press

2002, Introduction to reprint edition of David Hume’s Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, Thoemmes Press

2001, Introduction to reprint edition of Alexander Crombie’s Natural Theology, Thoemmes Press

2001, Introduction to reprint edition of James Gregory’s Philosophical and Literary Essays, Thoemmes Press

2001, Forward to David Hume, Del Suicidio. De la Inmortalidad del Alma, Edición de Rafael Muñoz Saldaña

2001, Forward to reprint edition of David Hume’s Four Dissertations and Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul, St. Austin Press

2001, Review of D.Z. Phillips’s Religion and Hume’s Legacy in Journal of the History of Philosophy

1999, Review of Jennifer A. Herdt’s Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy in Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. 37, pp. 170-171

1998, Review of Stanley Tweyman’s Hume on Miracles and Hume on Natural Religion, in Hume Studies, c, pp. 195-200

1998, Review of M.A. Stewart’s Hume and Hume’s Connexions, in Philosophical Books, Vol. 39, pp. 246-248

1998, “An Argument Against Normative Ecocentrism” Ideacao, Vol. 1,  pp. 45-59 (invited article)

1997, “Moral Skepticism” and “Passions” in Encyclopedia of Empiricism, Greenwood Press

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

2007, “The Rise and Fall of James Beattie’s Common Sense Theory of Truth,” The Monist, April (issue on The Scottish Philosophical Tradition).

1998, “Hume’s Wide View of the Virtues,” Hume Studies, Vol. 14.

1998, “An Argument Against Normative Ecocentrism” Ideacao, Vol. 1,  pp. 45-59.

1997, “Hume’s Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Virtues,” British Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. 5, pp. 373-388.

1996, “18th Century British Replies to Hume’s Writings,” Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 57.

1996, “Do Businesses Have Moral Obligations Beyond What the Law Requires?” Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 15, pp. 457-468.

1995, “Hume’s Concealed Attack on Religion and His Early Critics, Journal of Philosophical Research, Vol. 20, pp. 83-101.

1994, “Beattie’s Lost Letter to the London Review,” Hume Studies, Vol. 20, pp. 1-12.

1993, “Moore, Spencer, and the Naturalistic Fallacy,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 10, pp. 271-277.

1993, “Callicott and the Metaphysical Basis of Eco-Centric Morality,” Environmental Ethics, Vol. 15, pp. 171-181.

1992, “The Correlativity of Duties and Rights,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 7, pp. 1-8.

1992, “A Study Guide Approach to Teaching Primary Texts in Philosophy,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 92, pp. 110-115.

1992, “The Logic of Natural Law in Aquinas’ ‘Treatise on Law,’“ Journal of Philosophical Research, Vol. 17, pp. 147-164.

1992, “Hume’s Division of the Passions and its Precursors,” Hume Studies, Vol. 18, pp. 1-17.

1992, “The Compatibility of Eco-Centric Morality,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 7, pp. 37-41.

1989, “Is Hume a Moral Skeptic?,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 50, pp. 89-106.

1989, “Hume’s Pyrrhonism:  A Developmental Interpretation,” Hume Studies, Vol. 15, pp. 93-119.

Presentations

2005, “Can Atheists Face Death with Tranquility: the Case of David Hume,” Berea College, September

2003, "The Rise and Fall of Beattie’s Common Sense Theory of Truth,” 18th-Century Scottish Studies Society Annual Conference," April 12, 2003, Charleston SC

1998, “Hume’s Wide View of the Virtues,” World Congress of Philosophy, August, Boston

1997, “Editorial Challenges of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,” Computing and Philosophy Conference, August 8, Carnegie Mellon University

Editor

1995-present, general editor and founder of Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (www.iep.utm.edu)

2005-present, editorial board member for the Journal of Scottish Philosophy

2004-2010, series editor for “Continuum Studies in Philosophy,” Continuum Books

Reviewer and Consultant for philosophy Journals and Book Publishers

2012, Peer reviewed book manuscript for Wadsworth/Cengage by Julie Van Camp on applied ethics

2012, Peer reviewed article for Hume Studies (“Volitional Efficacy and the Paralytic’s Arm”)

2011, Peer reviewed article for Hume Studies: (“On the Secondary Status of the Principles of Religion in Hume’s Natural History of Religion”)

2010, Peer reviewed book proposal Film-Philosophy: The Future of a Discipline, ed. Havi Carel and Greg Tuck (Oxford University Press)

2010, Reviewed Philosophy Media material for Pearson Publication

2010, Peer reviewed article submission for European Journal of Political Theory “Science and Superstition: Hume and Conservatism”)

2007, Peer reviewed book proposal Hume, Motivation and Virtue: New Essays, Charles Pigden, for Palgrave Macmillan publishers.

2006, Peer reviewed book prospectus on Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film.

2006, Peer reviewed article for Hume Studies ("Hume’s Stoic and the Happiness of Virtue")

2006, Peer reviewed article for Journal of the History of Ideas (Enchanted Evolution: Erasmus Darwin contra David Hume”)

 

V.        Faculty Teaching Development Activities

2011, Classroom clickers workshop, February 16

2011, Blackboard workshop, February 16

2007, Training program for Allies safe zone faculty

2003, UTM Fall Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, August 13

2003, UTM Instructional Technology Center, Summer Faculty Workshop, May 12-16

 

VI.       Public Service, University Service, Consulting Activity

University Committees

Yearly participation in SOAR advising

Supervised preparation of Philosophy Program Review document: 2013

Department representative for HFA Degrees Committee: 2012-present

Department representative for HFA Curriculum Committee: 2005-2012

Chair department search for contemporary analytic philosophy position: 2011-2012

Faculty Senate: 2009-2012

Program Review Committee for English: 2011

HFA Dean Search Committee: 2009-2010

Department representative for HFA Curriculum Committee: 2003-present

Committee member: Faculty Relations Committee: 2007-2009

Committee member: Traffic and Parking Authority Committee: 2007-2009

Committee member: Online University Studies Council: 2006-2009

Supervised five year Self-Study of Philosophy Program: 2006

Department Chair Search Committee, 2004

Philosophy Forum Advisor: 1994-2004

Library Committee: 1994-2003

Philosophy Job Search Committee, 2003

Faculty Development Committee, 2002-2004

Self-Study committee for Visual and Theatre Arts, 2002

Philosophy Job Search Committee, 2002

Technology Fund Committee: 2001-2002

SACS Committee (copyediting): 2001

Presentations

Guest speaker on animal rights, UTM Wildlife Biology Club, Spring, 2010

Workshop speaker, Logic Café, UT Martin Leadership Society, Oct. 27, 2007

Speaker at Campus Crossfire debate on gay marriage, Nov. 26, 2006

Guest Speaker at Luncheon for UT president Peterson, November 1, 2005

Vanguard Theatre Roundtable: Spinning into Butter, October 9, 2003

Philosophy Forum presentation, “Hume’s Criticism of the Design Argument,” Nov. 8, 2001

“Faculty Compensation Models for Online/Distance Education,” presenter in panel discussion, Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference 2000 April 11, 2000

Philosophy Forum presentation: “Free Will and Determinism,” November 5, 1999

Workshop of web page writing for UTM FMC, February 23, 1999

Workshop of web page writing for UTM FMC, April 22, 1999

Speaker at roundtable discussion on copyright issues, FMC, April 2, 1998

“Using Electronic Resources for Eighteenth Century Studies, “guest participant in roundtable discussion: American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Conference, Saturday, April 12, 1997

Weststar, Spring, 1997

Public Service

Committee member: Soybean Festival Committee: 2007-present

 

 VII.     Professional Societies and Other Relevant Activities

Philosophical Organizations

Tennessee Philosophical Association

Hume Society

Internal Awards

2009, UTM Regan Leave, Spring

2008, Online teacher of the year 2007-2008

2004, UT Featured Faculty Web Site

2004, Cunningham Scholarship and Teaching Award, Spring

2003, UTM Featured Scholar, Spring

2002, UTM Regan Leave, Fall

2000, SGA outstanding faculty member award, Spring

Internal Grants

2000, UTM Faculty Development Grant

2000, UTM Faculty Research Grant

1999, UTM Faculty Development Grant

1999, UTM Faculty Research Grant

 

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