Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Scott James, Associate Professor

Faculty portrait, contact information, and education.
Scott James

Office: Bear 271
Phone: (910) 962-7284
Email: jamess@uncw.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy - University Of Maryland, College Park
  • M. A., Philosophy - University of Maryland, College Park
  • B. A., Philosophy - University of Washington
  • B. A., English - Connecticut College
  • Areas of Expertise
    • Value Theory
    • Moral Psychology
    • Evolution
  • Publications
    • "A New Puzzle for Hedonistic Theories of Value,"  Journal of Philosophical Research
    • "The Tragedy of the Biological Imperative: What Nietzsche Can and Cannot Teach Us about the Evolution of Morality" (co-authored with M. Eshleman),  The Ethics of Nature, The Nature of Ethics (Lexington Press) .
    • "When Helping The Victim Matters More than Helping A Victim," Utilitas 2013.
    • An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics , Wiley-Blackwell.
    • "Good Samaritans, Good Humanitarians", Journal of Applied Philosophy
    • "Human Evolution and the Possibility of Moral Realism", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
  • Courses Taught
    • PAR 115 - Intro to Ethics
    • PAR 215 - Bioethics
    • PAR 320 - Philosophy of Mind
    • PAR 400 - Death, Dying and the Meaning of Life
    • PAR 495 - Evolution and Ethics
  • Awards
    • UNCW Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award, Spring 2016