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Stephen D. Schwarz
Department of Philosophy
174 Chafee Social Science Center
142 Flagg Rd.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-783-8265

E-mail: Stephen Schwarz


Stephen Schwarz is Professor of Philosophy.  He received his BA and MA in Philosophy from Fordham and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard.  He joined the department in 1963.  His research and teaching interests are mainly in ethics, metaphysics and epistemology.  He received an Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1971.  He is now in phased retirement (half the normal teaching load), and will retire officially in 2007, but hopes to continue teaching after that, one or two courses a year.

His major publications include:

The Moral Question of Abortion.  Chicago: Loyola Press, 1990, 1992.

“Love of Truth as a Moral Virtue,” in Stephen Schwarz and Fritz Wenisch (eds.), Values and Human Experience: Essays in Honor of the Memory of Balduin Schwarz. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.

“The Right and the Good: Two Fundamental Dimensions of Morality,” in Aletheia, vol. V (1990), pp. 59-76.

“Faith, Doubt and Pascal’s Wager,” in The Center Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, Summer 1984, pp. 29-58.

“Does Prichard’s Essay Rest on a Mistake?” in Ethics, vol. 81, no. 2, January 1971, pp. 169-80.

Professor Schwarz regularly teaches PHL 212, Ethics and PHL 342, Knowledge, Belief and Truth.

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