Archive of Scholarly Work in the Department

This page lists scholarly achievements from two or more years ago by members of the department, both faculty and students.

George Agich


“Ethics Consultancy in the Professional Arena.” Chair and Discussant, Plenary Session, Bioethics in the Real World Conference, European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics Annual Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, September 14, 2007.

“Ethical Issues in Quality Improvement.” Zweites Forschungskolloquium zur Klinishen Ethik: Ethische Analyse und Unterstützung schwieriger Therapieentscheidungen, Institüt der Angenwandete Ethik und Medischinshe Ethik, Universität Basel, Basel, Schweiz, September 17, 2007.

“Implications of Psychological Defense Mechanisms for Understanding Ethics Consultation.” Invited Lecture, Emotions in Clinical Ethics Workgroup, Markus-Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany, September 20-21, 2007.

Panelist, Colloquium on Ethical Leadership, Honors Collegium, Honors and Scholars Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. October 12, 2007.

Journal Article

Agich, George J. 2007. “Reflections on the Function of Dignity in the Context of Caring for Old People.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (5): 483-494.

Book Chapter

Agich, George J. 2007. “Autonomy as a Problem for Clinical Ethics.” In Thomas Nys, Yvonne Denier, Toon Vandevelde, eds. Autonomy and Paternalism: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Health Care. Peeters Publishers, Leuven, Belgium, 71-92.


Michael Bradie

Book Review

Review of The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics. Blackwell Philosophy Guides, Volume 21 , Edited by Rosamond Rhodes, Leslie P Francis, and Anita Silvers, in  The Quarterly Review of Biology, December 2007, Vol. 82, No. 4..


“Popper’s Dance with Darwin,” at the  International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, University of Exeter, UK;  7/25/2007-7/29/2007.

R.G. Frey


"Should Animal Research in Psychology Be Eliminated" - Brent Slife, ed., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues, 15th edition, McGraw Hill, 2007, pp. 11-19> Revised version of "Justifying Animal Experimentation" from Why Animal Experimentation Matters, Transaction Press.

"Animals", in Tom L. Beuachamp, ed., Contemporary Issues In Bioethics, 7th ed., Wadsworth, 2007, pp. 111-122. Revised version of paper in Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics, Oxford University Press..

Fred Miller, Jr.


 The History of Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics, edited in association with Carrie-Ann Biondi, vol. 6 of A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence. Berlin: Springer, 2007.  I wrote the prologue, chapters 4 (Aristotle's Philosophy of Law) and 7 (Early Jewish and Christian Philosophy of Law) and co-authored chapter 6 (Roman Philosophy of Law).

 Freedom, Reason, and the Polis: Essays in Ancient Greek Political Philosophy, co-edited with David Keyt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.


"The Rule of Reason in Plato’s Statesman and the American Federalist," Social Philosophy & Policy 24:2 (2007) 90-129.

"Aristotelian Statecraft and Modern Politics," in Aristotle’s Politics Today, eds. Lenn E. Goodman and Robert Talisse (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007), 13-32.

Book Chapters

“Prologue,” “Aristotle's Philosophy of Law” (Chapter 4), “Early Jewish and Christian Philosophy of Law” (Chapter 7), and “Roman Philosophy of Law” (Chapter 6, co-author) in The History of Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics, eds.  Carrie-Ann Biondi and Fred Miller Jr. vol. 6 of A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence. Berlin: Springer, 2007. 


David Shoemaker


"Moral Responsibility and Personal Identity," at the Northwest Philosophy Conference (Portland, OR), 10/4/07.

"Responsibility Without Identity," Center for Ethics & Public Affairs, Murphy Institute, Tulane University, 11/9/07.


"Personal Identity and Practical Concerns," Mind 116 (2007)

"Moral Address, Moral Responsibility, and the Boundaries of the Moral Community," Ethics 118 (2007)

Encyclopedia Entries

"Personal Identity and Ethics," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy