John Rudisill - On leave 2014-2015
Associate Professor, Pre-Law Advising Program Chair
- B.A., Coe 1991
- Ph.D., Iowa 2001
- Political Philosophy
- Ethical Theory
- Junior Independent Study Seminar
- Art, Love and Beauty
- Ethics, Justice and Society
- "Some Further Concerns With Colburn’s Autonomy-minded Anti-perfectionism" Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 37, 2012, pp. 243-248.
- "Avoiding the Whiff of Paradox in the Liberal Promotion of Autonomy: Critical Comment on Colburn" Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 37, 2012, pp. 221-232.
- "The Transition From Studying Philosophy to Doing Philosophy." Teaching Philosophy, Volume 34, No. 3, September 2011. Winner of the 2012 Lenssen Prize. Reprinted together with commentaries (by Wendy Turgeon, Christopher Mayer, and M.J. Mulnix and Jennifer Wilson Mulnix) and my "Reply to Turgeon, Mayer, and Mulnix and Mulnix" in Philosophy Through Teaching, ed. Emily Esch, Kevin Hermberg, and Rory E. Kraft, Jr. (Charlotsville, VA. Philosophy Documentation Center, 2014).
- "Modus Vivendi, Overlapping Consensus and Stability." Discusiones Filosóficas, Volume 11, No. 17, July-December 2010.
- "Review of John Christman’s Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction." Teaching Philosophy, volume 27, number 2, June 2004.
- "Review of Rawls’ Law of Peoples." Essays in Philosophy, Volume 5, number 1, January 2004.
- "Towards a Reclamation of Substantive Liberalism." Janus Head, 5.1 Spring 2002.
- "The Neutrality of the State and its Justification in Rawls and Mill."Auslegung, Volume 23, No. 2. Spring/Summer 2000. Abstract
- "Culture as Cure…Sometimes Worse than the Disease: A Review of Geoffrey Hartman’s The Fateful Question of Culture." Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 18, April 1999.
Rudisill specializes in social and political philosophy and theoretical ethics. Additional teaching interests include the philosophy of race and gender, philosophy and literature, and the history of modern philosophy. His current research focuses on the problem of political legitimacy and justification in an increasingly multicultural and globalized world and a critical analysis of various alternatives to liberalism.