Professor of Philosophy
PhD 1995, University of Rochester
Telephone: (701) 231-7038
422J Minard Hall
Areas of Interest and Specialization: Ethics (especially Bioethics, Environmental, Agricultural, Medical, Business, Professional, and Theoretical Ethics), History of Modern Philosophy.
2009 Technology, Transgenics, and a Practical Moral Code,The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology series , Vol. 4. (Springer: Dordrecht, The Netherlands)
Re-imaging Death and Dying, Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen (editors), Inter Disciplinary.net, http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/re-imaging-death-and-dying/.
2011 “Sex Selection Abortion in Kazakhstan: Understanding One Moral Justification” (with Irina Chesnokova) Developing World Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 3: 154–160
2010 “Communicating and Philosophizing about Authenticity or Inauthenticity in a Fast-Paced World” Becky DeGreef, Ann Burnett, and Dennis Cooley, Journal of Happiness Studies, 11(4): 395-408.
"Is There a Duty to be Out?” American Philosophical Association LGBT Newsletter, Fall 2010, 10-6.
2009 “Environmental Tobacco Smoke as Child Abuse or Endangerment: A Case for Expanded Regulation” Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3: 181-221.
“Understanding Social Welfare Capitalism, Private Property, and the Government’s Duty to Create a Sustainable Environment” Journal of Business Ethics, 89(3): 351-369.
2008 “Genetically Engineering Human-Animal Chimeras and Lives Worth Living” Between the Species, VIII, August 2008, cla.calpoly.edu/bts/.
2007 “Non-Heterosexuals in Heterosexual Marriages as a Form of Spousal Abuse” International Journal of Applied Ethics, 21(2): 161-179.
“A Kantian Moral Duty for the Soon to Be Demented to Commit Suicide” American Journal of Bioethics 7(6): 37-44.
“Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “A Kantian Moral Duty for the Soon to Be Demented to Commit Suicide” American Journal of Bioethics 7(6): W1-W3.
“Deaf by Design: A Business Argument Against Engineering Disabled Offspring” Journal of Business Ethics 71(2): 209-227.
2006 “Crimina Carnis and Morally Obligatory Suicide” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 9: 327-356.
2005 “Hospitality Industry Smoking Bans and Child Endangerment: A Question of Priorities” Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 24(3): 59-90.
2004 “Transgenic Organisms and the failure of a free market argument” Business Ethics: A European Review, 13(4): 354-371.
“Practical Moral Codes in the Transgenic Organism Debate” Gary Goreham and George Youngs Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 17(4): 1-8.
“Are Transgenic Organisms Unnatural?” Ethics & The Environment,9(1): 46-55 with Gary Goreham.
“The Moral Paradigm Test” Journal of Business Ethics, 50: 289-294.
“Transgenic Organisms and Some Legal Ethics” Public Affairs Quarterly,18(2): 91-110.
2003 “Strict Joint and Several Liability and Justice” Journal of Business Ethics,47: 199-208.
2002 “So Who’s Afraid of Frankenstein Foods?” Journal of Social Philosophy, XXXIII(3): 442-463.
“The CIOMS’s Distributive Justice Principle: A Reply to Dr. Benatar” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 23: 11-18.
“False Friends” Journal of Business Ethics 36(3): 195-206.
2001 “Distributive Justice and Clinical Trials in the Third World” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 22: 151-167.
2000 “Good Enough for the Third World” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 25(4): 427-450.
“Re-Adjusting Utility for Justice” Journal of Philosophical Research, XXV: 363-380.
1998 “The Millennium Problem and the Marketplace of Ideas: Insights into Freedom, Responsibility, and Technological Development” with Scott DeVito Public Affairs Quarterly, 12(3): 243-286.
1996 “Deep Pockets and Justice” Proceedings: Third International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Disk II.
“Accepting Death for One’s Happiness” in New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying, Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman (editors). (Rodopi Press: Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
2009 “Kantian Obligatory Suicide: Further Developments” in Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen (editors), Inter-Disciplinary.net, http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/re-imaging-death-and-dying/.
2007 “Transgenic Organisms, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization” in The Ethics Of Genetic Commerce. Robert W. Kolb editor. (Blackwell Publishers: Blackwood, NJ, 2007): 87-108.
“Genetically Modified Organisms and Business duties” in Ethical Theory and Business, 8th edition. Tom Beauchamp, Norman Bowie, and Denis Arnold, editors, (Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ).
“Monsanto’s Round-up Ready Wheat” in Ethical Theory and Business, 8th edition. Tom Beauchamp, Norman Bowie, and Denis Arnold, editors, (Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ).
2003 “Nazi Experiments and Stem Cell Research” in Stem Cell Research, James M. Humber and Robert F. Almeder (eds) (Humana Press Inc: Totowa, NJ, 2003): 61-85.
“Dante, Guilt, and Moral Dilemmas”
“Is genetically engineered programmed or compressed death therapy or enhancement?”
“Professionally Profiting from Bigotry”
“Can Race, Sexual Orientation, etc. be Morally Relevant Employment Characteristics? The Responsibility Criterion Reconsidered”
Selected Topics in Applied Ethics Business Ethics
Introduction to Ethics Professional Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy Logic
Contemporary Moral Issues Bioethics
Philosophy of Sex and Love Ethical Theory
History of Modern Philosophy Philosophy of Education
Medical Ethics Humanities I Humanities II
Philosophy and Literature Philosophy of Language
Moral National Health Care Rationalism/Empiricism
Medicine and the Third World Teaching Professional
National Testing Standards Moral Psychology
The Physician’s Obligations Privacy and the Internet
Philosophy of Law Informal Logic
Human Nature from Buddha to Lewis
Children’s Moral Development and the Internet