Faculty Profile

James Sias

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2013)

Contact Information

siasj@dickinson.edu

East College Room 210
717.245.1217
http://jamessias.com

Bio

Most of my research lies at the intersection of ethics and moral psychology. Some of the issues I'm currently working on include: (i) the psychology of moral judgment, (ii) the nature of emotion, (iii) personality disorder and moral responsibility, and (iv) evil.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S., Point University, 2005
  • M.A., Georgia State University, 2007
  • M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009
  • Ph.D., 2013

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

PHIL 102 Moral Problems
An introduction to ethics treating normative ethical theories and their philosophical underpinnings, with consideration of contemporary moral problems.

PHIL 261 Moral Psychology
"This course explores ethical issues related to various psychological conditions, illnesses, and disorders. These issues will include: addiction and moral responsibility, psychopathy and evil, the difference between mental illness and personality disorder, and our duties to patients with Alzheimer's."

Spring 2016

PHIL 102 Moral Problems
An introduction to ethics treating normative ethical theories and their philosophical underpinnings, with consideration of contemporary moral problems.

PHIL 102 Moral Problems
An introduction to ethics treating normative ethical theories and their philosophical underpinnings, with consideration of contemporary moral problems.

PHIL 302 Ethical Theory
This seminar will explore major issues or texts in classical or contemporary moral philosophy. Prerequisites: three prior courses in philosophy, at least two at the 200 level, or permission of the instructor. Offered at least once every two years.