Bob Fischer

Department of Philosophy
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

fischer [at] txstate [dot] edu

I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University. I work on issues in animal ethics and modal epistemology, and I've been known to dabble in moral psychology. For my CV, click here.

Jeff Johnson and I direct the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, which hosts both independent workshops on animal ethics and APA sessions having the same theme. The most recent call is available here.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

College Ethics

For some thoughts about this project, please see my post at Daily Nous


Modal Justification via Theories
Dordrecht: Springer, 2017.

Edited Volumes

Edited with Felipe Leon. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016.

Modal Epistemology After Rationalism

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat
Edited with Ben Bramble. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
NDPR Review

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Recent Reviews

"Chignell, Cuneo, and Halteman’s Philosophy Comes to Dinner"
The Philosophical Review, forthcoming.

Philosophy in Review 34.1-2 (2014).

Philosophical Psychology 27:3 (2014): 445-449.

General Audiences

"When Vegans Won't Compromise"
With James McWilliams. The New York Times, August 2015.

"From Outrage to Integration"
Prindle Post, July 2015.

"Why Act When It Doesn't Make a Difference?"
Prindle Post, May 2015.

Articles and Chapters

"Arguments for Consuming Animal Products"
The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, ed. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

"Facsimiles of Flesh"
(w/ Burkay Ozturk)
Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.

"The Moral Objection to Modal Realism"
Erkenntnis, forthcoming.

"What Can You Build?"
LEGO and Philosophy, ed. Roy T. Cook and Sondra Bacharach. New York: Blackwell, forthcoming.

"A Theory-based Epistemology of Modality"
The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 46 (2016): 228–247.

"Bugging the Strict Vegan"
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 29 (2016): 255-263.

"Disgust as Heuristic"
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2016): 679-693.

"Hale on the Architecture of Modal Knowledge"
Analytic Philosophy 57 (2016): 76-89.

"Modal Empiricism: Objection, Reply, Proposal"
Modal Epistemology After Rationalism, ed. Bob Fischer and Felipe Leon. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016.

"You Can't Buy Your Way Out of Veganism"
Between the Species 19 (2016): 193-209.

"Against Blaming the Blameworthy"
The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, ed. Ben Bramble and Bob Fischer, pp. 185-198. Oxford University Press, 2015.

"Theory Selection in Modal Epistemology"
American Philosophical Quarterly 52 (2015): 289-304.

"Disgust and the Collection of Bovine Fetal Blood"
Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy, ed. Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley, pp. 151-164. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (2012): 17-31.

Persons I Am Not

Persons I Am