Timothy Weidel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Weidel works and teaches primarily in social/political philosophy and applied ethics, and also has interests in Marx, Critical Theory, Bioethics, Professional Ethics, and Feminist Ethics. His research focuses on the problem of global poverty and...

Dr. Timothy Weidel

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

M.A., Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

B.A., Philosophy, John Carroll University

Courses Taught

PHIL 101: Reasoning

PHIL 301: Ethics

PHIL 462/SOSJ 410: Theories of Solidarity and Social Justice

PHIL 491: Philosophy and Global Poverty

HONS 190: Freshman Honors Colloquium


Dr. Weidel works and teaches primarily in social/political philosophy and applied ethics, and also has interests in Marx, Critical Theory, Bioethics, Professional Ethics, and Feminist Ethics. His research focuses on the problem of global poverty and issues in global justice, particularly questions of moral motivation and moral psychology. Most recently he is working on projects in environmental ethics (exploring our relationship to nature) and professional ethics (addressing avenues by which the philosophy profession is obligated to respond to instances of professional harm/misconduct).

Articles

Moving Towards a Capability for Meaningful Labor. Forthcoming in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 2018

Philanthropy, Cosmopolitanism, and the Benefits of Giving Directly. Journal of Global Ethics, 12 (2): 170-186 2016

Ideology and the Harms of Self-Deception: Why We Should Act to End Poverty. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 19 (4): 945-960, 2016

The "Ugliness" of Economic Efficiency: Technology, Species-Being, and Global Poverty. Ethics and Global Politics 8 (December 2015)

Are Human Rights Wrong? Towards a Human-Language Ethic as an Approach to Global Poverty. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 10 (1): 213-223, 2011

Labor. Encyclopedia of Global Justice, Ed. Deen Chatterjee (Springer), 621-624 2011

Books Reviews, Academic Blog Posts

Climate Change and Our Relationship with our Environment. Blog of the American Philosophical Association, 2016

Review of Pablo Gilabert From Global Poverty to Global Equality. Philosophy in Review, 35 (2): 70-72, 2015