Jill Dieterle

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Professor

History and Philosophy; Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) Interdisciplinary Program

702N Pray Harrold

734.487.3393

jdieterle@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1994
  • MA, Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1991
  • BS, Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University, 1988

Interests and Expertise

Professor Dieterle's current research focuses on food justice and food ethics.

Teaching interests
  • Food ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Logic
  • Ethics

Courses

  • ENVI 305 Topics in Environmental Science and Society
  • PHIL 220 Ethics
  • PHIL 223 Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 224 Ethics and Food
  • PHIL 281 Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 325W Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 375W Metaphysics
  • PHIL 423W/523 Philosophical Perspectives on Disability
  • PHIL 424W/524 Food Justice
  • ENVI 305W Fish and Fisheries (team taught with biologist Ulrich Reinhard)

Publications and Presentations

  • “Cooptation or Solidarity:  Food Sovereignty in the Developed World.”  With Mark Christopher Navin. Agriculture and Human Values 35 (2), June 2018, 319 – 329.
  • “Autonomy, Values, and Food Choice," Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (3), 2016, 349–367.    
  • Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food. Edited volume. Rowman and Littlefield International, November, 2015.  
  • “Affording Disaster: Concealed Carry on Campus.” With W. John Koolage. Public Affairs Quarterly 28 (2), April, 2014, 115–145. 
  • “Social Construction in the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Critical Evaluation of Julian Cole’s Theory.” Philosophia Mathematica 18 (3), 2010, 311–328. 
  • “Unnecessary Suffering.” Environmental Ethics 30, Spring, 2008, 51–67. 
  • “Freedom of Conscience, Employee Prerogatives and Consumer Choice: Veal, Birth Control, and Tanning Beds.” The Journal of Business Ethics 77, January 2008, 191–203. 
  • “Physician Assisted Suicide – A New Look at the Arguments.” Bioethics 21, March 2007, 127–39.  
  • “Affirmative Action and Desert.” Public Affairs Quarterly 19, April 2005, 81–94.
  • “Ockham’s Razor, Encounterability, and Ontological Naturalism.” Erkenntnis 55, July 2001, 51–72.
  • “Supervenience and Necessity:  A Response to Balaguer.” Philosophia Mathematica 8, 2000, 302–309.
  • “Mathematical, Astrological, and Theological Naturalism.” Philosophia Mathematica 7, 1999, 129–135.  
  • “Julius Caesar and the Number 2.” Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 5, Special Topics Issue:  Methods of Ontology, 1997.
Dissertation
  • Structure and Object