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.


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

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.