College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Stephen Morris
Assistant Professor

Stephen Morris
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 2N Room 229
Phone : 718.982.2895
Fax : 718.982.2888

Degrees :
Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Awarded Fall 2004

Biography / Academic Interests :
Stephen G. Morris is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The College of Staten Island/CUNY.  His research interests include ethical theory, applied ethics, free will, and moral psychology.  He has authored or co-authored several published articles, including “Tracing the Origins of Altruism: The Evolutionary Needle in a Haystack,” and “Is Incompatibilism Intuitive?”  In 2008 Dr. Morris received a Distinguished Professor Award with distinction in the area of Scholarship/Creative Activity from Missouri Western State University.  He received Missouri Western State University’s James V. Mehl Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award in 2009.

Scholarship / Publications :
Refereed Publications:

“Preserving the Concept of Race: A Medical Expedient, a Sociological Necessity.” Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science.

“In Defense of the Hedonistic Account of Happiness.” Philosophical Psychology, 24(2): 261-281, 2011.

“The Evolution of Cooperative Behavior and its Implications for Ethics.” Philosophy of Science, 76(5): 915-926, 2009.

“The Impact of Neuroscience on the Free Will Debate.” Florida Philosophical Review, 9(2): 56-78, 2009

“Towards a More Empirically Informed Ethics.” Review Journal of Political Philosophy, 7: 142-180, 2009.

“Neuroscience and the Free Will Conundrum.” The American Journal of Bioethics, 7(5): 20-22, 2007.

“Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act: A Chimera of Religion and Politics.”The American Journal of Bioethics, 7(2): 69-70, 2007.

“Is Incompatibilism Intuitive?” (with E. Nahmias, T. Nadelhoffer, and J. Turner).  Philosophy
and Phenomenological Research, 73(1): 28-53, 2006.

“Identifying the Explanatory Weakness of Strong Altruism: The Needle in the ‘Haystack
Model’.” Philosophy of Science, 72(5): 1124-1134, 2005.

“Surveying Freedom: Folk Intuitions about Free Will and Moral Responsibility” (with E.
Nahmias, T. Nadelhoffer, and J. Turner). Philosophical Psychology, 18(5): 561-584, 2005.

“The Phenomenology of Free Will” (with E. Nahmias, T. Nadelhoffer, and J. Turner). Journal of
Consciousness Studies, 11(7-8): 162-179, 2004.