Maureen Eckert

faculty

Maureen Eckert, PhD she/they

Professor / Chairperson

Philosophy

Contact

508-999-8348

508-999-9217

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Liberal Arts 382

Education

2004CUNY Graduate CenterPhD
1992Hunter College, CUNYBA in Honors Philosophy & Classical Studies

Teaching

  • Ancient Greek philosophy
  • Information and technology ethics
  • Paradox and meta-fiction

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Community service, Internship, work experience (a) connected to a philosophy course taken for credit that (b) has a reflective project, major assessment and/or set of assessments demonstrating a student's engagement with philosophical ideas in community contexts and (c) is supervised by a faculty member.

An examination of the role that ethical principles play in information collection and analysis; and the use of information and technology. Topics covered include algorithms, algorithmic bias, artificial intelligence, responsible programming, hacking, and professional codes of data generation, processing, dissemination, sharing, and use, and the ethical impact of technology.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.
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Research

Research interests

  • Philosophical logic, feminist logic
  • Ancient Greek philosophy, Plato
  • Metaphysics, fatalism
  • David Foster Wallace Studies

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Prof. Eckert is faculty advisor in the STAR Center and the Philosophy Association the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society in Philosophy.  She is also a member of the Deviant Logic Posse (Non-Classical Logic work-group).

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