Here is a short CV, for a longer version click here.
JUSTIN CAOUETTE (short CV)
PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Calgary
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: Ethics; Metaphysics (Free Will & Agency)
AREAS OF COMPETENCE: Philosophy of Mind; Moral Psychology; Bioethics; Neuroethics
Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Calgary, (Expected Feb 2016)
Dissertation Title: “Free Will and Meaning in Life”
Supervisor: Ish Haji
Committee: Jeremy Fantl and Walter Glannon
M.A. Philosophy, Washington State University, 2011
Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Washington State University, 2010
B.A. Philosophy, Bridgewater State University, 2008
The Moral Psychology of Compassion (co-edited with Carolyn Price), Rowman & Littlefield. (under contract)
Free Will and Moral Responsibility (co-edited with Ish Haji), Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2013. (Table of contents can be found here)
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:
“Robust Alternatives, Blame, and the Tax Evasion Case”, Southwest Philosophy Review, 31 (2): 27-32. 2015. (can be found here)
“Moral Responsibility and Psychopathy: Why We Do Not Have Special Obligations to the Psychopath”, American Journal of Bioethics -Neuroscience, 4(2): 26-27. 2013. (pre-published version can be downloaded here)
“Perception of Addiction and its Effects on One’s Moral Responsibility” (with David Boutland) American Journal of Bioethics - Neuroscience, 4(3): 43–44. 2013. (pre-published version can be downloaded here)
"Free Will, Psychopathy, and Addiction" In J. Campbell (ed) Companion to Free Will, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (under contract)
"On the Moral Psychology of Compassion: An Overview" In J. Caouette and C. Price (eds) The Moral Psychology of Compassion, Rowman & Littlefield (under contract)
“Why Sadness is not Enough: On the Value of Deserved Anger” In M. Cherry and O. Flanagan (eds) The Moral Psychology of Anger, Rowman & Littlefield (under contract)
“Introduction: Mapping the Terrain” (with Ish Haji) In I. Haji and J. Caouette (eds) Free Will and Moral Responsibility, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1-25. 2013. (pre-published version can be downloaded here)
"On The Moral Permissibility of Passive Moral Enhancement", Neuroethics Symposium On Focquaert & Schermer, “Moral Enhancement: Do Means Morally Matter?” (paper can be found here and symposium can be found here along with an author response)
Review of Manual Vargas, Building Better Beings, for Science, Religion and Culture [In Preparation]
Review of Derk Pereboom, Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life, for Philosophy in Review [In Preparation]
Review of Harald Thorsrud, Ancient Skepticism, Dialogue: International Journal of Phi Sigma Tau, Volume 52 (1): 54-55. 2009.
RECENT OR FORTHCOMING PRESENTATIONS:
2015 "Moral Enhancement as Punishment" Enhancing Understanding of Enhancement International Conference, Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics in Belgrade and the Hastings Center, Belgrade, Serbia, (Funded in part from an IHS Fellowship) October 27.
2015 Comments on Benjamin Rossi's "Moral Excuses and Blame-Based Theories of Moral Wrongness" 52nd Annual Meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association (WCPA), University of Saskatchewan, October 2.
2015 "Free Will Skepticism and It's Implications: An Argument for Pessimism" University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Student Summer Colloquium Series, June 26.
2015 "Do Psychopaths Meet the Epistemic Condition on Moral Responsibility?" Workshop on Responsibility: The Epistemic Dimension II, VU
University Amsterdam, May 12.
2015 "Psychopaths, Moral Knowledge, and the Epistemic Condition." Montréal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers, The Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) in Montréal, Quebec. (Competitive Bursary Recipient) April 17.
2015 “A Defense of Ought-Implies-Can.” American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting, St. Louis, February 21.
2014 Comments on William Simkulet's "On Robust Alternative Possibilities and the Tax Evasion Case" 76th Annual Meeting of the
Southwestern Philosophical Society (SWPS) Annual Meeting in Lawrence, Kansas. November 1.
2014 “On a Consistent Application of Moral Consideration.” (with David Boutland) Society for Applied Philosophy Annual
Conference, St Anne's College, Oxford, June 27.
2014 “Rejecting Suberogatory and Supererogatory Act Distinctions.” (with David Boutland) Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual
Conference on Supererogation, University College Dublin, June 4.
2014 Comments on Gwen Bradford’s “Difficulty and Degrees of Praise and Blame.” American Philosophical Association (APA)
Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, April 18.
2013 “Hard Determinism and Morality: Some Concerns.” University of Calgary Graduate Student Summer Colloquium Series, University of
Calgary, August 22.
2013 “Why Blameworthiness Requires Wrongness.” University of Calgary Graduate Student Summer Colloquium Series, University of
Calgary, June 16.
2012 “Psychopaths, Moral Knowledge, and the Epistemic Condition.” 64th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference, Oregon State
University, October 26.
2012 Comments on David Hunt’s “Responsibility, Timing, and Buffered Alternatives.” 64th Annual Northwest Philosophy
Conference, Oregon State University, October 27.
2012 “Moral Culpability, Blame, and Psychopaths.” 38th International Conference on Value Inquiry, Salem, Massachusetts, April 18-
2012 “Toward an Environmental Virtue Ethic.” Under Western Skies 2: International Environmental Conference, Calgary, AB,
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, Calgary, AB, Canada
• Philosophy 453: Social and Political Philosophy (Spring 2015)
• Philosophy 313: Bioethics (Summer 2014).
• Philosophy 249: Ethics, Virtue, and Society (Winter 2014; Fall 2015)
Teaching Assistant (duties included both teaching and grading)
• Philosophy 249: Ethics, Virtue, and Society (Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Fall 2013).
• Philosophy 201: Mind, Matter, and God (Winter 2015)
BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall River, MA, United States
• Science 125: Bioethics (Spring 2014).
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Pullman, WA, United States
Teaching Assistant (duties included both teaching and grading)
• Philosophy 101: Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2011).
• Philosophy 301: Biomedical Ethics (Spring 2010, Fall 2010).
• Philosophy 201: Introduction to Logic (Fall 2009).
OTHER TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Radio interview on ‘Ethics and Free Will’, CJSW 90.9 (Calgary). December 2013.
Research Assistant to C. Kenneth Waters (Fall 2015)
Research Assistant to Ish Haji (Winter 2013)
SERVICE TO THE DISCIPLINE:
Frontiers in System Neuroscience (2013)
Journal of Philosophical Research (2015)
Conference Paper Referee:
Society of Philosophy and Psychiatry (SPP) Annual Conference (2012)
University of Calgary Graduate Student Conference (2012) (2013) (2014) (2015)
Philosopher's Cocoon Philosophy Conference (2015 x2)
Founder, Coordinator, and Contributor to ‘A Philosopher’s Take’ (Apr 2012-Present) Blog can be found here.
Contributor to ‘Philosopher’s Cocoon’ (May 2013-Present) Blog can be found here.
Contributor to ‘Flickers of Freedom’ (July 2014-Present)
Contributor to 'Philosophical Percolations' (May 2015-Present) Blog can be found here.
Featured Author at ‘Flickers of Freedom’ (January 2015) Blog can be found here.
Symposium Commenter at 'Brains' (August 2015) Blog can be found here.