Chris Meyers

Chris Meyers

Areas of Expertise

Ethical Theory, Metaethics, Applied Ethics, Moral Psychology, Political Philosophy

Chris Meyers worked at the University of Southern Mississippi for twelve years and was promoted to Full Professor, but then resigned so that he could live in Washington DC.


Selected Publications


·      A Moral Defense of Homosexuality: Why Every Argument against Gay Rights Fails, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

·      The Fetal Position: A Rational Approach to the Abortion Debate, Prometheus Books, 2010.

Journal Articles:

·      “Automatic Behavior and Moral Agency: Defending the Moral Concept of Personhood from Empirically Based Skepticism,” Acta Analytica 30 (2015), pp 193-209.

·      “Brains, Trolleys, and Intuitions: Defending Deontology from the Greene/Singer Argument,” Philosophical Psychology 28 (2015), pp 466-486.

·      “Neuroenhancement in Reflective Equilibrium: A Qualified Kantian Defense of Enhancing in Scholarship and Science,” Neuroethics (2014), pp 287-298.

·       “Hobbes and the Rationality of Self-Preservation: Grounding Morality on the Desires We Should Have,” European Legacy 18 (2013), pp. 269-286.

·      “Defending Moral Realism from Empirical Evidence of Disagreement,” Social Theory and Practice 39 (2013), pp 373-396.

·      “Expressivism, Constructivism, and the Supervenience of Moral Properties,” Philosophical Explorations 15 (2012), pp 17-33.

·      “G.I., Robot: the Ethics of Using Remote Controlled Robots in Combat,” Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (2011), pp 21-36.

·      “Psychological Investigations: Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument and Inferences in Contemporary Cognitive Science,” with Sara Waller, Synthese 171 (2009), pp 135-156.

·      “The Virtue of Cold-Heartedness,” Philosophical Studies 138 (2008), pp 233-244.

·      “Moral Duty, Individual Responsibility, and Sweatshop Exploration,” Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (2007), pp 620-626.

·      “Why (Most) Rational People Must Disapprove of the Invasion of Iraq,” Social Theory & Practice 32 (2006), pp 249-268.