College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

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 biomedical ethics, global justice, and philosophical issues about artificial intelligence.. 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, global justice, and political theory.

Selected publications:

"A Framework for Moral Reasoning", in P. Connolly, D. Keller & M. Leever (eds), Ethics in Action: A Case-Based Approach, Blackwell, 2009.

"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

Portrait of Eric Gampel