Nicholas Fotion


Department of Philosophy

Office: Bowden Hall 113

Phone: 404.727.7672

Fax: 404.712.9425


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy

Emory University
561 S. Kilgo Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • PhD, University of North Carolina, 1957


  • Moral philosophy (metaethics, medical ethics, military ethics), and philosophy of language (speech-act theory, pragmatics).

Selected Publications

  • War and Ethics: A New Just War Theory (Continuum, 2008)
  • Moral Situations and Military Ethics: Looking Toward the Future
  • Terrorism: The New World Disorder (Continuum, 2008)
  • Military Ethics
  • Toleration
  • Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases (Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd ed. 2008)
  • Hare and Critics: Essays on "Moral Thinking"

Current Work

  • Currently writing a book on the topic of moral thinking

Fellowships and Honors

  • Fulbright Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, springs of 1984 and 1988, and 1991-92

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