Susan Dwyer (PhD, MIT) is Associate Professor of Philosophy. Her primary research falls into two categories: (1) how can moral psychology be pursued as a branch of cognitive science? and (2) how can academic philosophy help to improve public discourse on the controversial moral issues of our time? She is completing a book manuscript, entitled The Moral Faculty: An Essay Concerning Human Moral Judgment. Dwyer also writes regularly for Al Jazeera America, and has published on abortion, pornography, transitional justice and reconciliation, and moral psychology. She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the International Journal of Transitional Justice. Prior to joining the Department, Dwyer was Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As on January 2016, Dwyer assumed the position of Executive Director of the Honors College. She oversees the operations of seven Living and Learning programs across the campus.
Both sides of abortion debate need to talk more honestly April 25, 2015
Altruism can be all too effective January 23, 2015
What a difference 'yes' means for sex January 6,2015
Laws that keep abortion but out of reach fail moral test October 16, 2014
Would you like fries with your all-American gun fantasy? September 4, 2014
The not-so-experimental ethics of Ebola August 13, 2014
Learning to live with 'love porn' June 16, 2014
Do children have a right to die? February 26, 2014
Munoz lesson: How the law fails us at the beginning and end of life January 26, 2014
Learning to live with 'love porn'. June 16, 2014
Do children have the right to die? February 26, 2014
Munoz lesson: How the law fails us at the beginning and end of life. Janurary 26, 2014
Dwyer, S., B. Huebner, & M.D. Hauser. 2010. The Linguistic Analogy: Motivations, results, and speculations.Topics in Cognitive Science2: 486-510.
Dwyer, S. 2009. Moral Dumbfounding and the Linguistic Analogy: Implications for the Study of Moral Judgment. Mind & Language 24:274-296.
Huebner, B., S. Dwyer, & M.D. Hauser. 2009 The Role of Emotion in Moral Psychology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13: 1-6.
Dwyer, S. How Not to Argue that Morality Isn't Innate: Comment on Prinz. In Moral Psychology, Vol. 1, The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness, edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Cambridge, MIT Press, 2007, pp. 894-914.
Dwyer, S. 2013. Abortion. InInternational Encyclopedia of Ethics,edited by Hugh La Follette. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
Dwyer, S. & J. Feinberg (eds.) 1997.The Problem of Abortion, 3rd edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.
Dwyer, S. 2008. Censorship. InThe Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, edited by Paisley Livingston and Carl Plantinga. New york & London: Routledge, pp. 29-38.
Dwyer, S. 2008. Pornography. InThe Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, edited by Paisley Livingston and Carl Plantinga. New York & London: Routledge, pp. 515-526.
Dwyer, S. 2005. 'Enter Here' - At Your Own Risk: The Moral Dangers of Cyberporn". InThe Impact of the Internet on OUr Moral Lives, edited by Robert Cavalier. Albany: SUNY Press, pp. 69-94.
|PHIL209E||Philosophical Issues: Happiness and Human Nature|
|PHIL308D||Studies in Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy and Feminism|
|PHIL808C||Seminar in the Problems of Philosophy|
|PHIL140||Contemporary Moral Issues|
|PHIL308B||Studies in Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophy and Feminism|