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In Memoriam

Nicholas Fotion

Professor Emeritus


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"
Fellowships and Honors

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

Rudolf A. Makkreel

Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus


PhD, Columbia University, 1966

German philosophy since Kant with special emphasis on hermeneutics, aesthetics, epistemology, and philosophy of history.


German philosophy since Kant with special emphasis on hermeneutics, aesthetics, epistemology, and philosophy of history.

Selected Publications

Author of Dilthey, Philosopher of the Human Studies (Princeton 1975, 1992); Imagination and Interpretation in Kant: The Hermeneutical Import of the "Critique of Judgment" (Chicago, 1990, 1994); Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics (Chicago, 2015).

Co-Editor of a multi-volume translation of Dilthey's Selected Works with Princeton UP (Volume 1: Introduction to the Human Sciences, Volume 2: Understanding the Human World, Volume 3: The Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences, Volume 4: Hermeneutics and the Study of History, Volume 5: Poetry and Experience) and of Dilthey and Phenomenology (University Press of America, 1987); The Ethics of History (Northwestern, 2004). Neo-Kantianism in Contemporary Philosophy (Indiana, 2010); Recent Contributions to Dilthey's Philosophy of the Human Sciences (fromann-holzboog, 2011).

Fellowships and Honors

Journal of the History of Philosophy, Book Review Editor (1981-83), Editor (1983-98), President of Board of Directors (1998-present); Pulitzer Prize Nomination, DAAD Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Heilbrun Fellow; Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Thyssen Foundation, and Volkswagen Foundation.

Michael Sullivan

Associate Professor and Pre-Law Advisor


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1998


ethics, legal theory, critical theory, American Philosophy especially pragmatism, and social and political philosophy

Selected Publications
  • Author of Legal Pragmatism (Indiana, 2007).
  • Articles, chapters, and reviews published in
    • The Yale Law Journal
    • Journal of Speculative Philosophy
    • Pragmatist Bioethics
    • New German Critique
    • Philosophy in American Law (Cambridge, forthcoming 2009)
    • Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
  • Book Review Editor, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy
Fellowships and Honors
  • Emory Center for Teaching and Curriculum Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities (2008).
  • President, Georgia Philosophical Society (2002-2003)