Faculty & Staff

Eric Gampel, Professor
(Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Eric Gampel joined the faculty at California State University, Chico in 1991, after earning his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He teaches courses in moral philosophy, political philosophy, biomedical ethics, and moral issues in parenting. His early research was on whether evaluative judgments about individuals or societies can be objective; his more recent work has been on debates within biomedical ethics and political theory.

Selected Publications:

  • "A Framework for Moral Reasoning", forthcoming in P. Connolly, D. Keller & M. Leever (eds), Ethics in Action: A Case-Based Approach, Blackwell
  • "Does Professional Autonomy Protect Medical Futility Judgments?", Bioethics 20 (2006), pp.92-104
  • "Ethics, Reference, and Natural Kinds", Philosophical Papers 26 (1997), pp.147-163
  • "The Normativity of Meaning", Philosophical Studies 86 (1997), pp.221-242
  • "A Defense of the Autonomy of Ethics: Why Value Is Not Like Water", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (1996), pp.191-209

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