Eric Vogelstein, PhDAssistant Professor
School of Nursing and
Department of Philosophy
Fisher Hall 310
Education:PhD, Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
MA, Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
BA, Philosophy, Brandeis University, 2000
Dr. Vogelstein is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Department of Philosophy. He specializes in ethics, with focuses in biomedical ethics and theoretical ethics.
Dr. Vogelstein received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Before coming to Duquesne in the fall of 2013, Dr. Vogelstein was an Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Science program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Interprofessionalism at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Dr. Vogelstein's research interests include ethical issues involved in advance directives, decision-making capacity, prenatal life, moral expertise and ethics consultation, and various issues related to autonomy and paternalism. He also specializes in theoretical issues in moral philosophy related to the nature of morality and the relationship between morality and reason/rationality.
Ethics (esp. Metaethics/Normativity and Biomedical Ethics)
Additional research and teaching interests:
Applied Ethics; Moral Psychology; Philosophy of Religion; History of Philosophy
‘Moral Normativity,' Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)
‘Competence and Ability,' Bioethics (forthcoming)
‘Subjective Reasons,' Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2012), 15(2): 239-257.
‘Morality, Reasons, and Sentiments,' Philosophical Studies (2011), 155(3): 421-432.
‘Religious Pluralism and Justified Christian Belief: A Reply to Silver,' International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2004), 55(3): 187-192.
‘The Consistency of Plantinga's Argument Against Naturalism: A Reply to Tedesco,' Philo (2004), 7(1): 122-124.
‘Precedent Autonomy and the Authority of Advance Directives,' Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (March, 2013).
‘The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research,' Conversations in Ethics, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (February, 2013).
‘Moral Sentiments and the Nature of Moral Properties,' Indiana Philosophical Association Fall Meeting (November, 2012).
‘Practical and Philosophical Problems with Advance Directives,' Conversations in Ethics, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (March, 2012).
‘Autonomy and the Moral Authority of Advance Directives,' North Carolina Philosophical Society Annual Meeting (February, 2012).
‘Moral Sentiments and the Nature of Moral Properties,' Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (February, 2012).
‘Moral Normativity,' North Carolina Philosophical Society Annual Meeting (February, 2011).
‘Moral Normativity,' Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference (October, 2010).
‘The Book of Job: A Solution to the Problem of Evil Through Religious Experience,' Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting (March, 2003).
- Scholarly Development Grant ($2,000), Jefferson College of Health Sciences
2012: Autonomy and the Moral Authority of Advance Directives
2013: Abortion and Metaphysics: What Matters
- Arts & Sciences Travel Award, Jefferson College of Health Sciences (2010-2012)
- Faculty Professional Travel Award, Jefferson College of Health Sciences (2010-2013)