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Matthew PamentalMatthew Pamental

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Knoxville, TN 37996-0480

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I earned my Ph.D. from Indiana University. I did my undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Department in 2011, I taught at the University of Utah and at Northern Illinois University.

I work on John Dewey and American Philosophy more generally, on issues in ethics and applied ethics, and on the philosophy of education. I have served as Secretary-Treasurer for the John Dewey Society.

Recent, representative publications

  • "Pragmatism, Metaphysics, and Bioethics: Beyond a Theory of Moral Deliberation," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (2013) 38 (6): 725-742.
  • "Dewey, Situationism, and Moral Education," Educational Theory, 60(2) May 2010, 147-166.
  • "A Trans-actional Approach to Moral Development," Ethics and Education, 5(1) March 2010, 13-24.
  • "Pragmatism and Pets: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Maddie's Fund, and No More Homeless Pets in Utah." In Animal Pragmatism, Andrew Light and Erin McKenna, eds. Indiana University Press, 2004, 210-227.
  • "The Structure of Dewey's Scientific Ethics." Philosophy of Education. 2000, 143-150

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