Maureen Eckert, PhD
Professor / Acting Chairperson
Liberal Arts 382
|CUNY Graduate Center||PhD|
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.
Examination of Plato's dialogues, exploring important ethical, epistemological, metaphysical and social views articulated within them, such as the unity of the virtues, weakness of the will, the theory of the Forms, the theory of recollection, the just individual and the just state, platonic love, to name a few. Important dialogues will be covered and critically examined. Questions concerning the dramatic and literary qualities of Plato's philosophical work may also be addressed.
- Ancient Philosophy, Philosophical Logic
- David Foster Wallace Studies
- Maureen Eckert (2019).
Euthyphro and the Logic of Miasma
Logos and Episteme 10, 1, 51-60.
- Richard Routley/Sylvan (2018).
Sylvan's Jungle: Vol 1: Exploring Meinong's Jungle
Exploring Meinong's Jungle and Beyond
- Cahn, Bradner and Mills (2018).
Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching, 17-20.
- Columbia University Press, co-editor with Steven M. Cahn (2015).
Freedom and the Self: The Philosophy of David Foster Wallace
- Maureen Eckert (2014).
Philosofict: Magazine of Philosophical Fiction and Poetry, 2
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).