Lance Simmons Ph.D.

Lance Simmons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Phone: (972) 721-5274


Office: Braniff Graduate Building #338

Dr. Simmons is interested in ethics, epistemology, and analytic philosophy. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is intrigued by possible connections between virtue ethics and epistemology.

Phi 1301 Philosophy and the Ethical Life
Phi 2141 Philosophy Colloquium
Phi 3311 Philosophy of Being
Phi 3334 Business Ethics
Phi 3339 Symbolic Logic
Phi 3351 Junior Seminar
Phi 4331 Epistemology
Phi 4333 Philosophy of Science
Phi 4334 Bioethics
Phi 4336 Ethics
Phi 4141 Senior Thesis
Phi 4341 Senior Seminar
Phi 5357 Analytical Tradition
Phi 6336 Ethics
Phi 6377 ST: Wittgenstein
Phi 6378 Wittgenstein
Phi 8346 Wittgenstein
Phi 7310-01 Epistemology

"Pretense, Corruption, and Character in 'Modern Moral Philosophy.'" American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86:2 (Spring 2012): 271-291.

"On Not Destroying the Health of One's Patients." In  Human Lives , ed. D. Oderberg and J. Laing. MacMillan Press, 1997.

"Three Kinds of Incommensurability Thesis."  American Philosophical Quarterly  31 (April 1994): 110-31.

"Kant's Highest Good: Albatross, Keystone, Achilles Heel." History of Philosophy Quarterly 10 (October 1993): 355-68.

"The Core Curriculum and Free Inquiry at the University of Dallas."  Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Newsletter  16 (June 1993): 810.

"Abelardian Ethics Reconstructed." Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 67 (1993): 231-40.