Peter L. Nichols

Adjunct Instructor
Degree
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison 2007
M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University 2005
B.M., Music, University of Minnesota
Office
AQU 314
Phone
(651) 962-5346
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5346
Mail
University of St. Thomas,
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison 2007
M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University 2005
B.M., Music, University of Minnesota

Areas of Specialization
Ethical Theory
Bioethics
Metaphysics

Areas of Competence
Epistemology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
History of Philosophy

Publications
"Wide Reflective Equilibrium As A Method of Justification in Bioethics," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (forthcoming).

"Abortion, Time-Relative Interests, and Futures Like Ours," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice[15:4] (2012), pp.493-506.

"Substance Concepts and Personal Identity," Philosophical Studies [150:2] (2010), pp.255-270.

Selected Presentations
"Foundationalist Reflective Equilibrium"

     Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress V, Boulder, CO, August 2012
     Wisconsin Philosophical Association, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, April 2012

"Stage Theory and the Platitude"

     Central APA, Chicago, February 2012

"Abortion and Fetal Pain"

     Illinois Philosophical Association, Northern Illinois University, November 2011

"Abortion, Time-Relative Interests, and Futures Like Ours"

     Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress IV, Boulder, CO, August 2011
     Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Mount Mary College, April 2011

"Rethinking the Branch-Line Case: An Objection to Parfit"

     Central APA, Chicago, February 2010
     Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress II, Boulder, CO, August 2009

"Substance Concepts and Personal Identity"

     Iowa Philosophical Society Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA, October 2007

"Dissolving the Problem of Too Many Thinkers"

     Central States Philosophical Association Conference, Memphis, October 2006

"Questioning Physicalism: Can We Adequately Define 'Physical'?"

     Northern Illinois University Graduate Conference, January 2005
     Illinois Philosophical Association Conference, Loyola University, November 2004

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - 09 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 247
CRN: 43344 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter L. Nichols An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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