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Faculty: Justin Bell


 Justin Bell

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2011

M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006

B.A., Texas State University – San Marcos, 2003

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Phone: 361-570-4312


Research and Teaching Interests:

Dr. Justin Bell’s areas of specialization for research are American philosophy and ethics. He also works in the history of philosophy and in social and political thought. His current research project revolves around developing a theory of moral imagination following the work of John Dewey and other American pragmatists. He currently teaches PHIL 1301: Introduction to Western Philosophy, PHIL 1303: Critical Thinking, and HUMA 4322: Ethics.

Selected Publications:

“John Dewey’s Basis for Moral Philosophy: Growth of Ordered Richness and Eudaimonia,” in Southwest Philosophy Review 27:1 (January 2011).

“On the Origin of Value and Control: John Dewey’s Philosophy of Consummatory Values,” in Southwest Philosophical Studies 33 (Spring 2011).