Matthew R. Silliman
Matt Silliman has taught philosophy at MCLA since 1986.
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1986
B.A., Earlham College, 1979
Areas of Specialization:
Social and Political Philosophy; Ancient Greek Philosophy, History of Modern Philosophy, Moral Theory.
Bridges to the World: a Dialogue on the Construction of Knowledge, Education, and Truth, with David Johnson (Sense Publishers, 2009).
Sentience and Sensibility; a Conversation about Moral Philosophy (Parmenides Publishing, 2006).
"Is Equality a Moral Concept?" forthcoming in Gender, Inequality, and Social Justice (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2009).
"Tortured Ethics" (with David K. Johnson), in International Law and Justice, (
, 2008). Philosophy
"Two Cheers for Reductionism," in Science, Technology, and Social Justice (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2007).
"Living Democracy despite the Rule of Law: Civil Disobedience as Political Narrative," in Problems for Democracy (Philosophy of Peace/Value Inquiry Book series, Rodopi, 2006), 159-167.
"Call me Moby" The Mind's Eye (2005).
"Weighing Evils; Political Violence and Democratic Deliberation," in War and Terrorism, (
, 2004). Philosophy
"Structural Racism and the Failure of Empathetic Imagination," in Theory and Practice in Education (fall 2003).
"The Anti-Theorist's Paradox: Dialogue with a Rortian" (with David K. Johnson), in Cultural Integrity and World Community (Edwin Mellen Press, 1999).
"The Closing of the Professorial Mind; a meditation on Plato and Allan Bloom," Educational Theory (winter 1990), pp. 147-151.
Love and Justice
Contemporary Legal Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Owning and Belonging
Women and Philosophy
Philosophy and Literature
Social and Political Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
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