David Louzecky

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David Louzecky

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The Good Life: Personal and Public Choices, Ridgeview Press, 1989, coauthor Richard Flannery

Selected Articles:

Postdemocratic Society and the Truth Out There, in The Philosophy of the X-Files, 2007, coauthor Richard Flannery

The Education of a Professor, in The Art of College Teaching, 2005

William James's Pragmatic Theory of Rational Belief, The Philosopher's Notebook, 2001

Mill and Taylor on Equality and Marriage, 1998, The Philosopher's Notebook, coauthor Lynn Gorgon

Cyberspace Law, The Communications Decency Act: The Continuing Saga, New Tech News, 1997, coauthor Tamara McNulty

The Telecommunications Decency Act: A First Amendment Analysis, New Tech News, 1995, coauthro Tamara McNulty

Reasons and Other Minds, Philosophical Inquiry, 1981, coauthor Hans Morsink

Plato's Third Man Argument, Phronesis, 1972, coauthor Henry Teloh

Selected Presentations:

Ethics and Technology in Libraries: The Patriot Act and Intellectual Property, WiLSWorld, 2005, coauthor Thomas Zillner

Redefining Our Relationships: Fostering Partnerships in Educational Communities, Wisconsin College Personnel Association, 1997

Democracy and the Demise of Libraries in the Networked Age, WiLs World, 1995, coauthor Lynn Gordon

Can Virtue Be Taught (and if so Should it Be)? 23rd Conference on Value Inquiry, 1994, coauthor Roger Rigterink

Pragmatism and the End of Ideology, Ratner Colloquium, 1992

AIDS, The Democracy Test, University of Wisconsin Colleges, St. Nicholas Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center AIDS Conference, 1987

The Family: The Way We Were, the Way We Are, Wisconsin Library Association, 1986

Working: Making a Living, Making a Life, National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, 1985



Ph.D. 1975 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dissertation title: Reasons, Actions, and Beliefs

Dissertation Advisor: Fred I. Dretske

Minor: Psychology

M.A. 1968 University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S. 1966 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Awards

Campus Teacher of the Year 2015

Carnegie Foundation Wisconsin Professor of the Year 2000

Arthur M. Kaplan Fellow for Innovative Teaching 1996

Special Merit for Teaching Excellence, UW Colleges, 1991