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Contact Information

Name: Garret Merriam

Title: Assistant Professor

Office Location: Mendocino 3028


Office Phone: 916-278-7588

Mailing Address: 6000 J street

Office Hours: Tu Th 12-1:20 pm

Courses That I Teach

Phil.2: Ethics (Syllabus
Phil.2: Ethics (Distance Learning) (Syllabus)
Phil.122: Political Philosophy (Syllabus)


1) “Nietzsche and Roland’s Eternal Recurrence”, in Stephen King and Philosophy, Jacob Held (Ed.), Rowman and Littlefield (2016)

 2) “Virtue, Vice and Vivisection”, in The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy. Jeremy R. Garrett (Ed), The MIT Press (2012).

 3) “Can We Rationally Reject Belief in Free Will? Kaposy on Neuroscience and the Commitments of Reason” (with Geoff Childers). The American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience (2010)

 4) “Rehabilitating Aristotle: A Virtue Ethics Approach to Disability and Human Flourishing”, in Philosophical Reflections on Disability. (Philosophy and Medicine Series.) D. Christopher Ralston & Justin T. Ho (Eds.), Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer: (2010)

 5) “Virtue in Vitro: Virtue Ethics as an Alternative to Questions of Moral Status” (with Justin Ho), in King-Tak Ip (Ed.),The Bioethics of Regenerative Medicine. (Philosophy and Medicine Series) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer: (2009)