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Contact Information

Name: Garret Merriam

Title: Assistant Professor

Office Location: Mendocino 3028

Email: merriam@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916-278-7588

Mailing Address: 6000 J street

Office Hours: MW 1:30-2:45pm (& by appointment)

Zoom Link (for Office Hours) : https://csus.zoom.us/j/88240117199

Courses Taught in Spring 2024

Phil.2: Ethics (Distance Learning, Asynchronous)(Syllabus

Phil.125: Philosophy of Science (Hybrid) (Syllabus)

Phil.199: Bioethics Bowl (Syllabus)


1)  “The Dilemma of Domestic Fascism” in Peace and Hope In Dark Times (Philosophy of Peace Series), Andrew Fiala and Sahar Heydarifard (Eds.) (Forthcoming)

3) "If A.I. Only Had a Heart: Why Artificial Intelligence Research Needs to Take Emotions More SeriouslyJournal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness (2021)

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

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

6) “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)

7) “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)

8) “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)