Dr. Mark Piper
Office: Cleveland 318
Phone: (540) 568-3531
Fax: (540) 568-8072
B.A. St. Louis University
M.A. University of York, England
Ph.D. St. Louis University
Dr. Piper specializes in normative ethics, especially debates concerning well-being, virtue, and autonomy. His recent work has focused on the normative warrant for the principle of respect for autonomy, the relation between autonomy and well-being, and the defense of autonomy as a primary aim of liberal education. He is currently working on a manuscript on respect for autonomy. He also thinks a lot about the nature of value and normativity.
Dr. Piper teaches courses in critical thinking, ethical reasoning, moral theory, problems in applied ethics, and advanced moral philosophy.
Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2014), co-edited with Andrea Veltman
“Beyond Bosnia: Ethical Reasoning in Political Deliberations about Humanitarian Intervention,” (with Pia Antolic-Piper, David McGraw and Bill Hawk) in Tim Walton (ed.), The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995 (Lexington Press, 2014): 15-33.
"Autonomy and the Normativity Question: Framing Considerations," International Journal of Philosophical Studies 21:2 (2013), 204-224.
"Autonomous Agency and Normative Implication," Journal of Value Inquiry 46:3 (2012), 317-330.