Maureen Eckert


Maureen Eckert, PhD she/they

Professor / Chairperson






Liberal Arts 382


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


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





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.

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.


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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