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Part-time Faculty

Dr. Samuel Duncan

duncansl@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Office: Cleveland Hall 118

Education:

B.A. University of Virginia

M.A. University of Chicago

Ph.D. University of Virginia

Research:

Dr. Duncan's current research is on ethics and the history of philosophy, with an emphasis on Kant in both areas. He also works on the nature of the emotions and their place in moral evaluation. Dr. Duncan also has long-term interests in eighteenth and nineteenth century philosophy and the philosophy of religion.

Selected publications:

“Moral Evil, Freedom, and the Goodness of God: Why Kant Abandoned Theodicy” (September 2012) British Journal for the History of Philosophy.

“‘There is none righteous:’ Kant on the Hang zum Bösen and the Universal Evil of Humanity” (June 2011) The Southern Journal of Philosophy.

“The Borders of Justice: Kant and Waldron on Political Obligation and Range Limitation” (January 2007) Social Theory and Practice.