Dr. Mark Piper
B.A. St. Louis University
M.A. St. Louis University
M.A. University of York, England
Ph.D. St. Louis University
Office: Cleveland 318
Phone: (540) 568-3531
Fax: (540) 568-8072
Research: Mark Piper specializes in normative ethics, especially debates concerning well-being, virtue, and autonomy. He also researches issues in applied ethics, social/political philosophy, the philosophy of education, and the philosophy of religion (especially the problem of evil). 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.
“Personal Autonomy and Prudential Value: the Inherency Thesis,” Southwest Philosophy Review 25:1 (January 2009)
“Skeptical Theism and the Problem of Moral Aporia,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 62:2 (October 2007): 65-79.
“Doing Justice to Thrasymachus,” Polis 22:1 (2005): 24-44.