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Department of Philosophy|College of Arts & Sciences

Edward D. Sherline
Associate Professor

Fall 2016 Office Hours

Mondays/Tuesday/Wednesdays, 2:10-3:00

UW Recognition:

College of Arts and Sciences 2012 Top Ten Teacher. 

College of Arts and Sciences Extraordinary Merit in Advising Award for 1996 and 2000


B.A. Princeton University 1982; M.A. University of Chicago 1983; Ph.D. University of Illinois-Chicago 1990; Head of the Department of Philosophy 2002; Associate Professor of Philosophy 1996, 1989. 

Courses most recently taught:

  • PHIL 1000, Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 3000, Ethics of War and Peace
  • PHIL 3250, Global Justice
  • PHIL 3300, Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 3350, History of Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 4300/5300, Topics in Ethics

Graduate Seminars taught:

  • Stephen Darwall, The Second Person Standpoint
  • The moral philosophy of Thomas Scanlon
  • Contemporary metaethics
  • Derek Parfit, Climbing the Mountain
  • Value, the good, well-being
  • Practical reason
  • Liberalism, Neutrality and Perfectionism
  • Meta-normative theories
  • Normativity
  • Moral objectivity, motivation and normativity; recent work by Michael Smith and Christine Korsgaard

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Dr. Edward Sherline

Specialization: Meta-ethics, Normative Ethics, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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