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 I've been known to 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.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

College Ethics

For some thoughts about this project, please see my post at Daily Nous


Modal Justification via Theories
Cham: Springer, 2017.

Modal Justification via Theories

Edited Volumes

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics
New York: Routledge. Under Contract.

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

"Chauncey Maher's Plant Minds:
A Philosophical Defense"
Metapsychology, forthcoming.

"Chignell, Cuneo, and Halteman’s Philosophy Comes to Dinner"
The Philosophical Review, forthcoming.

"Steven McMullen's Animals and the Economy"
Between the Species, forthcoming.

Metapsychology 21.2 (2017).

Metapsychology 20.51 (2016).

Philosophy in Review 34.1-2 (2014).

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

Articles and Chapters

"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.

Episteme, forthcoming.

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

Topoi, forthcoming.

Erkenntnis, forthcoming.

"What Can You Build?"
LEGO and Philosophy, ed. Roy T. Cook and Sondra Bacharach. New York: Blackwell, forthcoming.

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.

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.

General Audiences

"Modal Epistemology"
1000-Word Philosophy, forthcoming.

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.

Persons I Am Not