Members of the Philosophy Department at WSU are actively engaged in scholarship in a wide range of fields within the discipline. On this page we list some of their most recently published work. 


Noell Birondo:

  • Virtue's Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons (New York: Routledge, 2017; pbk 2019)

Patrick Bondy:

Castro, Susan V.H.:

  • (2019) A Kantian Theory of the Sensory Processing Subtype of ASD,  Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 6 (1), 2019, pp. 1–15.

Jeffrey Hershfield:

  • “Irreplaceability and the Intentionality of Sexual Arousal,” European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1), 2018, pp. 1-10.

James Schwartz:

  • The Value of Science in Space Exploration. Oxford University Press (anticipated publication date, 2020).
  • “Space Settlement: What’s the Rush?” Futures, in press.
  • “Where No Planetary Protection Policy Has Gone Before.” International Journal of Astrobiology, in press.  
  • “Worldship Ethics: Obligations to the Crew.” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 71 (2018): 53-64.
  • “Myth-Free Space Advocacy Part III: The Myth of Educational Inspiration.” Space Policy 42: 24-32.
  • “Myth-Free Space Advocacy Part II: The Myth of the Space Frontier.” Astropolitics15 (2017): 167-184.
  • “Myth-Free Space Advocacy Part I: The Myth of Innate Exploratory and Migratory Urges.” Acta Astronautica 137 (2017): 450-460.
  • “Some Ethical Constraints on Near-Earth Resource Exploitation.” Lead author with Tony Milligan. In Yearbook on Space Policy 2015, edited by C. Al-Ekabi, C. Baranes, P. Hulsroj, and A. Lahcen, 227-239. Springer 2017.