Curriculum Vitae

GEORGE FREDERICK SCHUELER

E-Mail: SCHUELER@UDEL.EDU,  Web Page: www.udel.edu/~schueler/


Philosophy Department
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-8206

 

 

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1973)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1968)
A.B., (Honors in Philosophy), Stanford University (1966).

Academic Positions

 

Professor of Philosophy, University of Delaware, 2007- present

Department Chair, Philosophy Department,
         University of Delaware, 2007-present.
Professor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico,
                  1990- 2007.

Department Chair, Philosophy Department,
         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

Areas of Competence:         
          Philosophy of Law, Applied ethics, Elementary Logic.


Books:

REASONS AND PURPOSES: Human Rationality and The Teleological Explanation of Action, Clarendon Press/Oxford 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) 

 

 

Articles:

“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

 “Rationality and Character Traits”, in Moral Psychology, ed. by S. Tenenbaum. (Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, vol. 94), Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2007 

"Action Explanation: Causes and Purposes"  in Intentions and Intentionality, ed. by B. Malle, L. Moses, and D. Baldwin,
MIT Press, 2001.

"Why IS Modesty a Virtue?," Ethics, July 1999.

"How Can Reason Be Practical?," Critica , Vol. 28, issue no. 84, pp. 41-62.

"Why Modesty Is a Virtue," Ethics, 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 and Rationality, Glasgow, Scotland, (July, 1995)

"Pro-Attitudes and Direction of Fit", Mind 398, Vol. 100, No. 2 (April, 1991), pp. 277-281.

"Anti-Realism and Skepticism in Ethics," Iyyun Vol. 4 (Jan. 1991), pp. 3-18.
 

"Consequences and Agent-Centered Restrictions," Metaphilosophy Vol. 20, no. 1. (Jan., 1989).(This paper was read at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 27 March 1987.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of the A.P.A., Vol. 60, #3 (Jan., 1987), p. 569.)

"The Evaluation of Teaching in Philosophy," Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 11, no. 4 (December, 1988).(Reprinted in Polish translation in Edukacja Filozoficzna, Vol. 10 (1990).)

"Modus Ponens and Moral Realism," Ethics, Vol. 98, no. 3 (April, 1988).(A shorter version of this paper was read at the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 30 April, 1988.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of the A.P.A., Vol. 61, #4 (March, 1988), p. 797.)

"Philosophers and Medical Ethics" (published as "Toppling the Philosopher Off his Ethical Pedestal"),Medical Ethics for the Physician, Vol. 1, no. 5 (Dec. 1986).

"Some Reasoning About Preferences," Ethics, Vol. 95, no. 1 (Oct. 1984).

"Stroud on Hume on Induction," 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 read at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 26 March 1983.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of the A.P.A., Vol. 56, #3 (Feb., 1983), pp. 479-480.)

"Akrasia Revisited," Mind, Vol. 92 (Oct., 1983).

"Can Subjectivism be 'Defused'?" Metaphilosophy, Vol. 12, no. 1. (Jan., 1981) (This paper was read at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 25 March 1979.'Abstract,' Proceedings and Addresses of the A.P.A., Vol. 52, #3 (Jan., 1979), pp. 477-478.)

"Exclusionary Reasons," The Personalist, Vol. 60, no. 4.

"'X's Reason for phi-ing was p'," Mind, Vol. 87, no. 349. (Jan., 1979)

"Harman on Moral Relativism," The 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.), (Council for Philosophical Studies, 1977).

"Moral Scepticism," 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 of the N. M. and W. Texas Philosophical Society, (April, 1974).

"The Notion of 'Incitement'," Philosophy and Rhetoric, Vol. 7, no. 2  (Spring, 1974).

 

 

Courses Taught:

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 introduction to philosophy.

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, NousHume 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.

E.R. Crosset Scholarship, Stanford University, 1965-66.