Bob Fischer


Department of Philosophy
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

fischer [at] txstate [dot] edu


I teach in the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University. I work on issues in animal ethics and modal epistemology, and sometimes dabble in moral psychology. For my CV, click here.

Jeff Johnson and I direct the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, which hosts both independent workshops on animal ethics and APA sessions having the same theme. The most recent call is available here.




Textbooks

Ethics, Left and Right: The Moral Issues That Divide Us
Under contract with Oxford University Press.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

College Ethics

For some thoughts about this project, please see my post at Daily Nous. You can find a review of the book here.


Monographs

Animal Ethics — A Contemporary Introduction
Under contract with Routledge.


Modal Justification via Theories


Edited Volumes

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics
Under contract with Routledge.

Edited with Felipe Leon. Cham: Springer, 2017.

Modal Epistemology After Rationalism

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat
Edited with Ben Bramble. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
(NDPR Review)

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat


Recent Reviews

"Kenneth Asher's Literature, Ethics, and the Emotions"
Philosophy in Review, forthcoming.

"Nathan Nobis’s Animals & Ethics 101"
Between the Species, forthcoming.

Metapsychology 21.39 (2017).

Between the Species 20 (2017): 153-158.

The Philosophical Review 126 (2017): 295-300.

Metapsychology 21.2 (2017).

Metapsychology 20.51 (2016).

Philosophy in Review 34.1-2 (2014).

Philosophical Psychology 27:3 (2014): 445-449.


General Audiences

1000-Word Philosophy, December 2017.

CBC Radio's Ideas, November 2016.

"When Vegans Won't Compromise"
w/ James McWilliams
The New York Times, August 2015.

"From Outrage to Integration"
Prindle Post, July 2015.

"Why Act When It Doesn't Make a Difference?"
Prindle Post, May 2015.
Articles and Chapters

"Animal Rights and Incredulous Stares"
Between the Species, forthcoming.

"Arguments for Consuming Animal Products"
The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, ed. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

The Journal of Value Inquiry, forthcoming.

Episteme, forthcoming.

"Dignitarian Hunting: A Rights-based Defense"
Social Theory and Practice, forthcoming.

"Disenhanced Animals Might Not Be Disenhanced"
Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals, ed. Andrew Fenton, L. Syd M Johnson, and Adam Shriver. Cham: Springer, forthcoming.

"Facsimiles of Flesh"
w/ Burkay Ozturk
Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.

"In Defense of Backyard Chickens"
Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.

Topoi, forthcoming.

"Speech and War: Rethinking the Ethics of Speech Restrictions"
The Value and Limits of Academic Speech: Philosophical, Political, and Legal Perspectives, ed. Donald Alexander Downs and Chris W. Surprenant. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.

"Teaching for Our Good"
Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching, ed. Steven Cahn, Alexandra Bradner, and Andrew Mills. Indianapolis: Hackett, forthcoming.

"The Disassociation Intuition"
Southwest Philosophy Review, forthcoming.

Erkenntnis 82.5 (2017): 1015-1030.

w/ Max Elder
Essays in Philosophy 18 (2017): 1-23.

"Modal Empiricism: Objection, Reply, Proposal"
Modal Epistemology After Rationalism, ed. Bob Fischer and Felipe Leon, pp. 263-280. Cham: Springer, 2017.

LEGO and Philosophy, ed. Roy T. Cook and Sondra Bacharach, pp. 207-214. New York: Blackwell, 2017.

Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 8 (2017): 1-6.

"A Theory-based Epistemology of Modality"
The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 46 (2016): 228-247.

"Bugging the Strict Vegan"
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 29 (2016): 255-263.

"Disgust as Heuristic"
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2016): 679-693.

"Hale on the Architecture of Modal Knowledge"
Analytic Philosophy 57 (2016): 76-89.


"You Can't Buy Your Way Out of Veganism"
Between the Species 19 (2016): 193-209.

"Against Blaming the Blameworthy"
The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, ed. Ben Bramble and Bob Fischer, pp. 185-198. Oxford University Press, 2015.

"Theory Selection in Modal Epistemology"
American Philosophical Quarterly 52 (2015): 289-304.

"Disgust and the Collection of Bovine Fetal Blood"
Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy, ed. Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley, pp. 151-164. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (2012): 17-31.