Michael Weber

Professor of Philosophy

MichaelWeber

Chair
Department of Philosophy
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Office: 307 Shatzel Hall

Office Phone: (419) 372-7209

email: meweber@bgsu.edu

Michael Weber joined the BGSU Philosophy Department in 2008 and became Department Chair in July 2011.  He previously taught at Yale University, having earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1998.  He specializes in moral and political philosophy, and has written on a wide variety of topics, including egalitarianism, rational choice theory, and the role of emotions in ethical life and ethical theory. 

Selected Publications:

“The Persistence of the Leveling Down Objection,” Erasmus Journal for Economics and Philosophy 12 (2019): 1-25

“Prioritalianism,” Philosophy Compass 9 (2014): 756-68.

“Is Equality Essentially Comparative?” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (2007): 209-226.

"More on the Motive of Duty," Journal of Ethics 11 (2007): 65-86.

"' Tough-Minded' Theories in Ethics," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review XLV (2006): 747-54.

“Are Terrorists Cowards?” Public Affairs Quarterly 19 (2005): 331-42.

"Compassion: An Evaluation of Nussbaum’s Analysis and Defense," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2004): 487-511.

"A New Defense of Satisficing,” in Satisficing and Maximizing:  Moral Theorists on Practical Reason, Michael Byron, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 77-105.

“The Resilience of the Allais Paradox,” Ethics 109 (1998): 94-118.

For Michael Weber's CV, click here.