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Jack Simmons

Professor, Philosophy

Armstrong Campus
203 Gamble Hall
912-334-2653
jacksimmons@georgiasouthern.edu

Ph.D., Tulane University
M.A., Louisiana State University
B.A., Louisiana State University

TEACHING INTERESTS
Postmodernism, Philosophy of Film, 20th Century Philosophy and Medieval Philosophy
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Philosophy of Film/TV/Visual Media & Information Science and Media Ethics
RECENT COURSES
PHIL 2010: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2030: Introduction to Ethics and Moral Issues
PHIL 3140: Kant and the 19th Century
PHIL 3150: Twentieth Century Philosophy
PHIL 3310: Philosophy of Film
PHIL 3320: Postmodernism
PHIL 3340: Symbolic Logic
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“The Afterbirth of the Clinic: A Foucauldian Perspective on ‘House M.D.’and American Medicine in the 21st Century,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 51:2, (Spring, 2008).  Co-authored with Leigh Rich, David Adams, Michael Mink, and Scott Thorpe.

“Why Greeks Tolerate Violent Student Protest,” International Journal of Decision Ethics:  on Global Conflicts, Higher Education, Business and Economics, Oxford University, Global Scholarly Publications, Volume III:I (Fall, 2006).

“What is a Liberal Education?”  Immortal Longings 8 (2003).

“Educational Technology and Academic Freedom,” Techné: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, 5:3 (Spring 2001), http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/

“The Future of Academic Freedom: Educational Technology and Academic Freedom,” Distance Education Online Symposium News, 10:3, (2000).

“Distance Learning: Education or Economics,” The International Journal of Value-Based Management, 14, 2001.  Rpt.  New Wine in Old Bottles: Business Education and Training, a Value-Laden Process, 7 (2000).

“Truth and Method (Gadamer, Hans-Georg),” World Philosophy, Rev. Ed., Salem Press (2000).

Three Dashes Bitters, a novel (2017).

“The Continental Perspective on Death”.  Published in: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life, (2017).

“Hannibal and the Horrors of Hyper-Rationality”.  Co-author Leigh Rich. Published in: Film and Philosophy, Vol. 20, (2016).

“Universal Principles of Evolution”.  Co-authors Joung Vo and Dr. Gene Mesco.  Published in: World Futures, Volume 70, Issue 7, (2014).

Last updated: 11/12/2020