Jason earned his PhD in 2013 from the University of California, Riverside, writing on addiction, neuroscience and addicts' experiences. He previously taught 2 years of Practical Reasoning at Georgia State University between 2003 and 2005. Ethics is his strongest area of competence, and he has a special interest in applied ethics. Jason served as a teaching assistant for seven ethics courses while a graduate student at UC-Riverside. He also twice served as teaching assistant for Law and Society, a course that was part Social-Political Philosophy, and has completed advanced coursework in the philosophy of law. This fall, he will be teaching for us Bioethics, Practical Reasoning, and Social Political Philosophy.
Read the Fall 2014 Philosophy Departmental Newsletter to find out about the exciting things going on in the UAB Department of Philosophy!
Fall 2012 Philosophy Newsletter
Some students, alumni, and even faculty from the Philosophy Department have written op-ed essays that have been published in al.com. These op-eds can be found in Philosophy Op-Ed Essays.
Dr. Matt King
"Why We're All Terrible People"
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|Dr. Gregory Pence||"Is it Wrong to Live to a Hundred?"|| November 13
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For each discussion a member of the UAB philosophy department will start things off with a 15-minute presentation of the discussion topic. Afterward, we will have an open discussion of the topic for 45-60 minutes.
Please come and share your thoughts on these topics! Everyone is welcome to come to any or all discussions. If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Kevin McCain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Rebecca Gordon, Department of Philosophy and Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco (Founder of Californians for Justice and author of Mainstreaming Torture, Oxford University Press, 2014) will speak on "Why Torture (Still) Matters" on Thursday, October 2nd, in the Spencer Honors House.
The Dalai Lama visits Birmingham and UAB on October 24-26th and will talk about secular ethics, tranquility, and world peace. The UAB Philosophy Department looks forward to his visit.
UAB Philosophy Department is not an official sponsor of his visit and knows no further details of the visit, including when he will speak at UAB and to whom. During his visit to Birmingham, the Dalai Lama will not appear in any public events on the UAB campus. Also, the Dalai Lama receives no fees for speaking, but the costs of tickets are to rent the venues where he speaks and to pay for security.
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Dr. Kevin McCain has published an epistemology book with Routledge only 2 years after getting his PhD.