GEORGE FREDERICK SCHUELER
E-Mail: SCHUELER@UDEL.EDU, Web Page: www.udel.edu/~schueler/
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-8206
Ph.D., University of
California, Berkeley (1973)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1968)
A.B., (Honors in Philosophy), Stanford University (1966).
Professor of Philosophy, University of Delaware, 2007- present
University of Delaware, 2007-present.
Professor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico,
University of New Mexico, 1996 - 2000
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico, 1979- 1990.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico, 1971-1979.
Areas Of Specialization:
Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Law, Applied ethics, Elementary Logic.
REASONS AND PURPOSES:
Human Rationality and The
Teleological Explanation of Action, Clarendon
University Press (2003), paperback (2005)
DESIRE: Its Role in
Practical Reason and the
Explanation of Action,
MIT Press/Bradford Books (1995)
THE IDEA OF A REASON
FOR ACTING, The
Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY (1989)
“Appearances of the Good” (my contribution to the panel on Sergio Tenenbaum’s book of this title, Canadian Philosophical Association meeting, May, 2007), forthcoming in Dialogue.
“Motivational Internalism and Externalism”, forthcoming in Companion to the Philosophy of Action, ed. by Timothy O’Connor and Constantine Sandis, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
“What is a Desire?”, forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
“Interpretative Explanations” in New Essays on the Explanation of Action, ed. By Constantine Sandis, Palgrave Macmillan, St. Martin’s Press, New York 2009
“The Humean Theory of Motivation Rejected”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 1, January 2009.
“Is It Really Possible to Follow One’s Conscience?”, American Philosophical Quarterly, January 2007
Purposes" in Intentions
and Intentionality, ed. by B. Malle, L. Moses, and D. Baldwin,
MIT Press, 2001.
"Why IS Modesty a
"How Can Reason Be
, Vol. 28, issue no. 84, pp. 41-62.
"Why Modesty Is a
Vol. 107, no. 3 (April 1997), pp. 467-485.
[Reprinted in Ethics
for Everybody, David Benatar (ed.) (McGraw-Hill, 2001)]
"Why 'Ought's Are Not
Facts", Mind 416,
Vol. 104, Oct. 1995, pp. 713-723. presented at a conference on Norms
Rationality, Glasgow, Scotland, (July, 1995)
Direction of Fit", Mind
398, Vol. 100, No. 2 (April, 1991), pp. 277-281.
Skepticism in Ethics," Iyyun
Vol. 4 (Jan. 1991), pp. 3-18.
Restrictions," Metaphilosophy Vol. 20, no. 1. (Jan.,
paper was read at the Pacific Division meeting of the American
Association, 27 March 1987.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of
A.P.A., Vol. 60, #3 (Jan., 1987), p. 569.)
"The Evaluation of
Philosophy," Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 11, no. 4 (December,
1988).(Reprinted in Polish translation in Edukacja Filozoficzna,
Ponens and Moral Realism," Ethics, Vol. 98, no. 3 (April,
1988).(A shorter version of this paper was read at the Central Division
of the American Philosophical Association, 30 April, 1988.'Abstract,' Proceedings
and Addresses of the A.P.A., Vol. 61, #4 (March, 1988), p. 797.)
(published as "Toppling the Philosopher Off his Ethical Pedestal"),Medical
Ethics for the Physician, Vol. 1, no. 5 (Dec. 1986).
"Some Reasoning About
Ethics, Vol. 95, no. 1 (Oct. 1984).
"Stroud on Hume on
Southwest Philosophical Studies,Vol. 3, no. 3 (Spring, 1983).
"How Not to Reply to a
Moral Sceptic," Australasian
Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 61, no. 3 (Sept. 1983). (This paper was
the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association,
March 1983.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of the A.P.A.,
#3 (Feb., 1983), pp. 479-480.)
Mind, Vol. 92
"Can Subjectivism be
Metaphilosophy, Vol. 12, no. 1. (Jan., 1981) (This paper was read
Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 25
1979.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of the A.P.A., Vol.
(Jan., 1979), pp. 477-478.)
Personalist, Vol. 60, no. 4.
"'X's Reason for
phi-ing was p'," Mind,
Vol. 87, no. 349. (Jan., 1979)
"Harman on Moral
Journal of Critical Analysis, Vol. 7, no. 3 (Summer/Fall, 1978)
"A Law School Course in
Philosophy of Law and
Professional Responsibility," (co-author), in Professional
Responsibility in the Law, S. Gorovitz and B. Miller (eds.),
Philosophical Studies, 1977).
The Southern Journal
of Philosophy, Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring, 1977).
"Nagel on the
Rationality of Prudence,"
Philosophical Studies, Vol. 29, no. 1 (Jan., 1976).
"How to Prove 'Freedom
of the Will'," Proceedings
of the N.M. and W.Texas Philosophical Society,(April, 1975).
"Rawls on Promising," Proceedings
the N. M. and W. Texas Philosophical Society, (April, 1974).
"The Notion of 'Incitement'," Philosophy and Rhetoric, Vol. 7, no. 2 (Spring, 1974).
GRADUATE SEMINARS in moral realism, character, value theory, moral skepticism, intentionality, desire, reasons and motives, varieties of skepticism, ethics, justice, Hume, action and explanation, and self-interest and altruism;
UPPER DIVISION COURSES in philosophy of mind, philosophy of law, ethics, metaphysics symbolic logic and contemporary philosophy;
LOWER DIVISION COURSES
in contemporary ethical
issues, critical thinking, introduction to moral philosophy and
Other Professional Activities:
Program Committee, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, (2005-2008); (Chair, for the 2007 meeting)
Executive Committee, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, (2005 - 2008).
Nominating Committee (Chair), American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (2000/2001)
University Faculty Senator (1982/84, 1995/97);
Program Committee, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, (1995-98);
Departmental Director of Graduate Studies (1980/81, 1982/83, 1986-1990, 1993/94);
Acting Department Chairman (1981/82 and second semester 1986/87);
Assistant Editor: Guidebook to Publishing in Philosophy (2nd Ed., APA, 1986);
Referee for Ethics, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Nous, Hume Studies, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, Philosophical Quarterly, Inquiry;
Organized Brian O'Neil Memorial Lectures in The History of Philosophy (endowed annual lectures, UNM, 1985-present)
Awards, Fellowships, Etc.:
Sabbatical Semester, Fall 2005
National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Research
Stipend, June & July 2003.
Hewlett Foundation Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant (With J. Jenson and I. Jaffe), 2001-2002.
Sabbatical Semester, Fall 1998.
Sabbatical year at Oxford University, 1991-92.
Faculty Scholar (Research Fellowship), University of New Mexico, Fall 1990-91.
National Endowment for the Humanities: Institute on Heidegger and Davidson, University of California, Santa Cruz, summer 1990.
Sabbatical year at Oxford University, 1984-85.
American Philosophical Association: Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Williams College, 1981.
Sabbatical year at Oxford University, 1977-78.
Council for Philosophical Studies: Institute on Law and Ethics, Williams College, 1977.
Ralph W. Church Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley, (declined) 1971.
James Sutton Fellowship in Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1969-70.
Undergraduate Prize in the Humanities, Stanford University, 1966.
Scholarship, Stanford University, 1965-66.