Stephen Scales

Professor

Towson Tiger

Contact Information

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LA 4129

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 1995

M.A., Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1990

B.A., Liberal Arts, The New School for Social Research, Lang College, 1986


Areas of Expertise

Ethics

Metaethics

Applied Ethics

Philosophy of Science

Ethics of Belief

Selected Publications

  • The Ethics of the Family, co-edited with Dr. Linda Oravecz and Dr. Adam Potthast, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010
  • “Moral and Artistic Apprentices,” Teaching Ethics, 14. 2, 2014
  • “Teaching Civility in the Age of Jerry Springer,” Teaching Ethics, 10.2, 2010
  • “’Hooking Up’: Moral Obligations and the Meaning of Sex” in Scales, Oravecz, and Potthast (eds.), The Ethics of the Family, pages 175-190, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010
  • “Metaethics Across the Curriculum” in Teaching Ethics, 5.2, 2005
    "Intergenerational Justice and Care in Parenting" in Social Theory and Practice, 28.4, October 2002 [Reprinted in Scales, Oravecz, and Potthast (eds.), The Ethics of the Family (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010), pp. 226-238.]
    "Value-Ladenness, Theoretical Virtues, and Moral Wisdom" in Teaching Ethics, 2.2, Spring 2002
  • “Exploring Civility in the Professions: A Review,” Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 29.3, July 2014