Scott C. Lowe

Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

phone: 570-389-4784
fax: 570-389-2094


Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1986
M.A. University of Virginia 1984
B.A. College of William and Mary 1979

Areas of Specialization: social and political philosophy, ethics


Christmas and Philosophy

Christmas—Philosophy for Everyone: Better Than a Lump of Coal

(Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Co. 2010)

edited, with introduction


Delight in Thinking: An Introductory Reader

(McGraw-Hill Publishing Co, 2007)

co-edited with Steven D. Hales; with pedagogical apparatus.


"Ebenezer Scrooge--Man of Principle," Think (8:23, 2009) pp. 27-34.

"Terrorism and Just War Theory" in Understanding Evil: An Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. Margaret Breen (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003).

"Fair Play and Social Obligation: Paying My Debt to Bert and Ernie," Public Affairs Quarterly (14:1, 2000) pp. 73-85

"Free Riders, 'Fair Share', and the Principle of Fair Play," Public Affairs Quarterly (10:1, 1996) pp. 49-62

"Teaching the Liberal-Communitarian Debate", Teaching Philosophy, (18:1, 1995)

"Institutions and Debts of Gratitude", International Journal of Applied Philosophy, (7:2, 1992)

Selected conference presentations

"Rorty, Liberalism, and Relativism," International Conference on the Philosophy of Pragmatism, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 2006

"Defining Terrorism," 21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003

"Terrorism and Just War," 3rd Global Conference of Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, Prague, Czech Republic, 2002

"Fair Play and Social Obligation: Paying My Debt to Bert and Ernie," 3rd European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Maribor, Slovenia, 1999.

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