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Ira J. Singer

Associate Professor of Philosophy


Degrees

PHD, 1990, Univ Calif Berkeley; AB, 1983, Princeton Univ


Bio

(Ethics, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy). BA, 1983, Princeton; Ph.D., 1990, University of California, Berkeley.

Ira Singer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Professor Singer earned his A.B. at Princeton University and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. Before coming to Hofstra, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include the philosophy of David Hume, epistemological skepticism, the foundations of ethics, moral psychology, free will, personal identity, and the right to privacy. Most generally, he is puzzled by, and happy to puzzle over, the relation between naturalistic accounts and normative claims. He regularly teaches Introduction to Ethics, Ethical Theory, and Classical Modern Philosophy; in the Fall of 2003 he is teaching an Honors College seminar, entitled Character and the Good Life, and a First Year Program seminar, entitled Self, Freedom, and Responsibility.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HUHC 011 (HP) C&E FALL SOCIAL SCIENCES Undergraduate
HUHC 012 (BH) C&E SPR SOCIAL SCIENCES Undergraduate
HUHC 020E GUIDES TO LIVING Undergraduate
PHI 005F INSIGHTS: FRIENDSHIP Undergraduate
PHI 014 (HP) INTRO TO ETHICS I Undergraduate
PHI 051B PHIL EXPLRTNS CALLING BULLSH*T Undergraduate
PHI 143 CLASSICAL MODERN PHI Undergraduate
PHI 170 (HP) ETHICAL THRY:VAL,REL,PLUR Undergraduate
PHI 193 HONORS ESSAY Undergraduate
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