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  • Kevin S. Decker
    Kevin S. Decker
    Associate Professor of Philosophy & Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Education
    Patterson Hall 229C
    Phone: 509.359.6018

    Areas of Specialization:
    Social and Political Theory, Ethics, American Pragmatism, Philosophy and Popular Culture, German Idealism.

    Areas of Competence:
    Applied Ethics, History of Philosophy (Modern and Contemporary), Phenomenology, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophies of the Natural and Social Sciences

    Forthcoming and Recent Publications:
    •  The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy, co-editor with Robert Arp (Wiley-Blackwell)
    • Ender's Game and Philosophy, editor (Wiley-Blackwell)
    • Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who (I.B. Tauris Publishers)
    •  "Thank God It's Stephen Colbert!" in Jason Holt, ed., The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell)
    •  "There are No Universal Principles That Should Guide Medical Practice and Research," and "Response to Pullman," in Robert Arp, ed., Contemporary Debates in Philosophy: Bioethics (Wiley-Blackwelll).
    •  "There's Always a Bigger Fish: Tyranny, Power and the Rule of the Ruthless," in Nancy Reagin and Janice Liedl, eds., Star Wars and History (Wiley-Blackwell).
    • "What Does Your Tattoo Say About You?" Inked Magazine (May 2012 issue)
    • "Perspectives and Ideologies: A Pragmatic Use for Recognition Theory," Philosophy and Social Criticism 38:2 (February 2012).
    • "Clarence Irving Lewis," and "Charles Sanders Peirce," entries in Key Terms in Logic  (Continuum).
    • "The Ethics of the Last of the Time Lords," in Doctor Who and Philosophy, eds. Paula Smithka and Court Lewis (Open Court)



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