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Walters, Gregory   Walters, Gregory
Full Professor
Program: Philosophy and Public Ethics
Office : GIG 234
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2322
Email: gwalters@ustpaul.ca


Research Activities:

Social and Political Ethics; human rights; biotechnology and ethics; genetics and ethics; nanotechnology and ethics

Education:

Ph.D. Th., University of Ottawa et St-Paul University
M.A., L.Th., St-Paul University
M. Div., Harvard University
Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
Institute of European Studies, University of Durham, Durham England

Courses taught:

EPE 6300 Main Ethical Theories
EPE 6306 Ethics, Privacy and Information
EPE 6310 Research Seminar in Public Ethics
THO 6342 Ethics and Health Sciences
THO 6342 Genetics, Theology & Ethics

Publications:

Books Author/Editor:

1. Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity. Edited by Helmut Wautischer, Alan M. Olson, and Gregory J. Walters. Springer Verlag, 2012. XVIII, 456 p. 6 illus. ISBN 978-94-007-2222-4 (Co-editor, Interviewer and Contributor, Contributor)

2. Karl Jaspers: Geschichtliche Wirklichkeit mit Blick auf die Grundfragen der Menscheit / Karl Jaspers: Historic Actuality in View of Fundamental Problems of Mankind. Andreas Cesana (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) / Gregory J. Walters (Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Kanada) (Hrsg.). Würzburg: Koenigshausen-neumann, 2008, 405 p. ISBN: 978-3-8260-3938-6
(Co-editor and Contributor)

3. Karl Jaspers’s Philosophy: Expositions & Interpretations. Edited by Kurt Salamun and Gregory J. Walters. Amherst: New York: Humanity Books (an imprint of Prometheus Books), 2008. 410 p. ISBN 978-591023733 (hardcover, alk. paper) (Co-editor and Contributor)

Chapters in Books

1.“Philosophical Faith and the Foundering of Truth in Time.” In Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity. Edited by Helmut Wautischer, Alan M. Olson, and Gregory J. Walters. Springer Verlag, 2012, 269-286.

2.“Editors’ Preface.” In Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity. Edited by Helmut Wautischer, Alan M. Olson, and Gregory J. Walters. Springer Verlag, 2012, vii-viii.

3.“An Interview with George B. Pepper.” In Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity. Edited by Helmut Wautischer, Alan M. Olson, and Gregory J. Walters. Springer Verlag, 2012, 45-52.

4.“Philosophy of Gene-Being: A Prolegomenon.” In Technology and the Changing Face of Humanity, 206-225. Edited by Chantal Beauvais, Richard Feist and Rajesh Shukla. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010, 206-225.

5.“Introduction.” In Karl Jaspers’s Philosophy: Expositions & Interpretations, 115-146. Edited by Kurt Salamun and Gregory J. Walters. Amherst: New York: Humanity Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2008.

6.“Karl Jaspers on Democracy and the Relevance of the Supra-political Element in Politics.” In Karl Jaspers’s Philosophy: Expositions & Interpretations, 115-146. Edited by Kurt Salamun and Gregory J. Walters. Amherst: New York: Humanity Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2008.

7.“Has Humanism a Future?” In Karl Jaspers: Geschichtliche Wirklichkeit mit Blick auf die Grundfragen der Menschheit / Karl Jaspers: Historic Actuality in View of Fundamental Problems of Mankind. Andreas Cesana and Gregory J. Walters (Hrsg.). Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann, GmbH (2008), 323-340.

8."Fundamentalist Movements in North America: Methodological Frameworks with Reference to the Branch Davidian and Raelian Movements." In Kurt Salamun (Hg.), Fundamentalismus - interdisziplinär, 177-204. Münster: Lit-Publishing Company, 2005.

9.“Reformatting the Idea of a University.” In The Quest for Paideia in an Age of Uncertainty, 247-261. Ed. Alan M. Olson, David M. Steiner, and Irina S. Tuuli. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Papers in Refereed Journals

1.“Foreword.” 30th Anniversary Volume: Honoring the KJSNA Founders [Leonard H. Ehrlich, Edith Ehrlich and George B. Pepper, co-founders of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America]. Existenz: An International Journal in Philosophy, Religion, Politics, and the Arts, Volume 5, No. 2, Fall 2010.

2.“Police Brutality and Human Rights: A Dialogue.” Co-authored by Gregorius Maximus Waltercus (Gregory J. Walters) and Ricardia Optimus Feisticus (Richard Feist). Science et Esprit, Vol.62 (Mai-Dec, 2010) Fascicules 2-3, 373-394.

3.“Ethics and Lactation Consultants: Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Tools,” with Joy Noel-Weiss, RN. Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 22, No. 2, (2006), 203-212.

4.“Modernity, Genetic Science and the Problem of Genetic Determinism: A Jaspersian Reflection.” Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Karl Jaspers Gesellschaft/Yearbook of the Austrian Karl Jaspers Society, Vol. 17 (2004): 73-104.

Major Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

N.B. The first four lectures were sponsored, in May and June 2006, by the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department and the Austrian-Canadian Studies Association.

1. “Problems of Bioethics: Main Topics and Discussion in the United States and Canada.” Lecture given at the Hörsaal des Instituts für Pathologie am LKH-Universitätsklinikum Graz, 16.05.2006 um 12.30 Uhr.

2. “Jaspers-Research in Canada and the United States.” Lecture given to the Österreichische Karl-Jaspers-Gesellschaft, Karl-Franzens Universität, Institute für Philosophie, Graz, Austria, Dienstag, 12. Juni 2006, 18 Uhr.

3. “Human Rights in an Information Age: Main Topics and their Discussion in Canada and the United States.” Lecture given at Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, and sponsored by the Karl Popper Foundation Klagenfurt. Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2006, 16.00 Uhr.

4. “General Topics in Bioethics: With Examples from Canada.” Lecture given to the Faculty of Philosophy, Universität Salzburg, Austria, Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2006, 16 Uhr.

Abstracts and/or papers read

1. “Alcoholism, Depression and the Heredity-Environment Question: Comparison of the DSM-IV-TR and Jaspers’s General Psychopathology.” Paper read at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, in conjunction with the Karl Jaspers Society of North America, meeting, Chicago, Il., Palmer House, April 17, 2008.

2. “Police Brutality, Human Rights, and the Erosion of Canadian Civil Liberties.” Paper read at the the International Human Rights Conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Conférence internationale sur les fondements des droits de la personne. Du 4 au 6 décembre 2008 au Collège universitaire dominicain / Dominican University College, Ottawa, December 4 to 6, 2008.

3. “Philosophy of Gene-Being: A Prolegomenon,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association / Association canadienne Jacques Maritain, Conference on “Technology and the Changing Face of Humanity / La technologie et la paradigme émergent de l’humain,’ University of Western Ontario, May 29-30, 2005 / 29-30 mai 2005.

4. “Does a Code of Public Service Values and Ethics Have Mischievous Side-Effects?” Panel Presentation on Ethics and Public Service Valuyes. Saint Paul University Ethics Centre, Spring 2006.

5. Is Genetic Information ‘Exceptional’? The Argument from Indistinguishability Reconsidered.” Paper read at the National Ethics Symposium/Symposium national en éthique, Valeurs et éthique dans l’Administration publique: comment servir l’intert public? / Values and Ethics in the Public Sector: How to Serve the Public Interest? Université Saint-Paul/Saint Paul University, 24-26 September, 2004.

Others (e.g., journal editing, newspaper articles, workshop presentations, etc.)

1. “Preface.” German Translation. In Karl Jaspers: Geschichtliche Wirklichkeit mit Blick auf die Grundfragen der Menschheit / Karl Jaspers: Historic Actuality in View of Fundamental Problems of Mankind. Andreas Cesana and Gregory J. Walters (Hrsg.). Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann, GmbH, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-8260-3938-6.

2. “Globalization and Human Rights in an Information Age.” TaskEye Newsletter, Spring 2005, TaskEye Newsletter is a newsletter of the NGO, Taskforce Eyewitness, a non-profit, impartial, independent organization, Vajdin Vijenac 8, Zagreb 10000, Croatia.

MEDIA (Panels, Radio and Television Interviews)

30th Anniversary of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America - Reception in honor of founding members Leonard H. Ehrlich, Edith Ehrlich, and George B. Pepper. Presented in conjunction with the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Boston, December 2010. Introductory speech by Gregory J. Walters, with Leonard and Edith Ehrlich, Alan M. Olson in background. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U020_qkq_0, last accessed Nov.1, 2011.