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 Meeler, David   Name:  David Meeler 
Title:  Associate Professor of Philosophy; Legal Studies Program Director 
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California-Santa Barbara
M.A., Philosophy, University of Arkansas
B.A., Philosophy, Elon University
Office:  325 Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2338 
Philosophy of Law, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics (Bio-Ethics, Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics and Business Ethics)
Dr. Meeler is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and is also director of the Legal Studies Minor. He has presented or published papers on posthumanism and human rights, the role guidelines and rules play in shaping institutional culture, appropriate methods for selecting political leaders, Habermas & Rawls’ conceptions of public political discourse, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder theory, legal and moral conceptions of privacy, human rights and intervention in international affairs, theories of punishment, and epistemological skepticism.

Since coming to Winthrop in 2001, Dr. Meeler has taught courses in logic, critical thinking, epistemology, philosophy of law, LSAT logic preparation, and a number of ethical courses including history of ethical theory, contemporary developments in moral reasoning, environmental ethics, bio-medical ethics, business ethics, and ethics in emerging technologies.

When not in his primary office, Dr. Meeler can be found in the Legal Studies office in the Interdisciplinary Studies department in Bancroft G07, phone 803-323-3018.