Dale Murray

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Dale Murray

Associate Professor

1006 Connie Rd.
University of Wisconsin - Baraboo/Sauk County
Baraboo, WI 53913

(608) 355-5228
Office Hours / Schedule 
Office: A223 -- Fall 2018 -- Office Hours: T 10:00-11:00; Th 12:15-1:15

Dr. Murray has research and teaching interests in the history of ethics, social and political philosophy, medical ethics, environmental ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of sports.


Books (Peer Reviewed):

The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2017). https://brill.com/view/title/33106

Nozick, Autonomy, and Compensation. (Bristol, U.K.: Continuum Press, 2007).

Chapters in Books (Peer Reviewed):

"No – The Overemphasis on Vitality Will Likely Undermine the Subtle Nature of Moral Character,” in Aharon Zorea's Finding the Fountain of Youth (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming, 2017).

“Community and the Individual in Avatar,” in ed. George Dunn’s Avatar and Philosophy (London, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp. 180-189).

“Making Mountains Out of Heaps: Environmental Protection One Stone at a Time.” in ed. Stephen Schmid’s Climbing – Philosophy for Everyone: Because It’s There (London, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2010. pp. 169-179).

Articles (Peer Reviewed):

“An Expanded Understanding of Individual Medical Benefit?” Open Peer Commentary on Hubner and White’s “Neurosurgery for Psychopaths?” American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience (Vol. 7, no. 3, 2016, 160-161).

“Deep Brain Stimulation, Autonomy, and Harm,” Open Peer Commentary on Gilbert’s “A Threat to Autonomy?” American Journal of Bioethics –
Neuroscience (Vol. 6, no. 4, 2015, 36-38).

“Clarifications of the Descriptive/Normative Distinction in Ethics,” Open Peer Commentary on Dubljevic and Racine’s ‘The ADC of Moral Judgment,’ American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience (Vol. 5, no. 4, 2014, 27-29).

“Comment on Moseley and Gala’s ‘The Consumer Protection Model of Decisional Capacity Evaluation’,” Southwest Philosophy Review (Vol. 29, no. 2, 2013, pp. 89-91). 

“The Massachusetts Health Plan, Individual Mandates and the Neutrality of the Liberal State,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Vol. 36, no. 5, 2011, pp. 466-483). 

“Monitoring Shared Health Governance,” Open Peer Commentary on Jennifer Prah Ruger’s ‘Shared Health Governance,’ American Journal of Bioethics (Vol. 11, no. 7, 2011, pp. 55-57).

“Reflections on Public Funding for Professional Sports Facilities,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport (Vol. 36, no. 1, 2009, pp. 22-39). 

“Presumptions against School District Secession,” Theory and Research in Education (Vol. 7, no. 1, 2009, pp. 47-64).

“The Need for a Broader View of Policy in Health Care,” Open Peer Commentary on Nancy Jecker’s ‘A Broader View of Justice,’ American Journal of Bioethics (Vol. 8, no. 10, 2009, pp. 18-19). 

Co-authored with Heather Certain, “Pharmaceutical ‘Gift-Giving,’ Medical Education, and Conflict of Interest,” in Ethical Issues in the Life Sciences, edited by Frederick Adams (Charlottesville, VA: Philosophy Documentation Center Press, 2006, pp. 319-327). 

“Space for Sentiments in Kant’s Doctrine of Virtue,” The Southern Maine Review (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 351-364).

“Misconceptions of Choice in Health Care Voucher Schemes,” in Ethical Issues for the 21st Century, edited by Frederick Adams (Charlottesville, VA: Philosophy Documentation Center Press, 2005, pp. 275-282).

“Liberalism, Art, and Funding,” Journal of Aesthetic Education (Vol. 38, no. 3, 2004, pp. 116-122).

“A Lockean Argument Against Gene Patenting,” Business and Professional Ethics Journal (Vol. 20, nos. 3 & 4, Fall-Winter 2001, pp. 129-143).

Critical Notices (Peer Reviewed):

Critical Notice of Serena Olsaretti’s Desert and Justice and Liberty, Desert and the Market in Philosophical Books (Vol. 48, no. 4, October 2007, pp. 345-356).

Longer Review Essays (Peer Reviewed):

Review of Ralf Bader’s Robert Nozick in Reason Papers (Vol. 34, no. 2, 2012, pp. 184-195).

Book Reviews (Peer Reviewed): 

Review of Robert Simon’s The Ethics of Coaching Sports in Teaching Philosophy (Vol. 37, no. 2, 2014, pp. 276-280).

Review of Alison Gopnik’s The Philosophical Baby in Teaching Philosophy (Vol. 37, no. 1, 2014, pp. 116-120).

Review of Michael Macomber’s The Red Sox and Philosophy in Journal of the Philosophy of Sport (Vol. 40, no. 2, 2013, pp. 287-292).

Review of Naomi Zack’s Ethics for Disaster in Journal of Value Inquiry (Vol. 45, no. 2, 2011, pp. 229-232). 

Review of Richard Tuck’s Free Riding in Journal of Moral Philosophy (Vol. 7, no. 3, 2010, pp. 417-419).

Review of Eric Bronson’s Philosophy and Baseball: Thinking Outside the Batter’s Box in Teaching Philosophy (Vol. 36, no. 1, 2009, pp. 86-89).  

Review of William Morgan’s Ethics in Sports in Journal of the Philosophy of Sport (Vol. 35, no. 1, 2008, pp. 100-102).

Review of Thomas Wartenberg’s The Nature of Art: An Anthology in Teaching Philosophy (Vol. 31, no. 1, 2008, pp. 101-104).

Review of Steven Cahn’s The Affirmative Action Debate in Teaching Philosophy (Vol. 28, no. 3, 2005, pp. 285-287). 

Review of Anthony Weston’s 21st Century Ethics Toolkit in Teaching Philosophy (Vol. 28, no. 2, 2005, pp. 185-188).  

Encyclopedia Entries (Peer-Reviewed): 
Entry on “Robert Nozick’s Political Philosophy,” in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophyhttp://www.iep.utm.edu/ (2013).

Non-Refereed Publications:

“The Philosophical Foundations for Monitoring and Participation in Habitat Conservation Plans,” The Philosopher’s Notebook (2011).

“On Walzer’s Sphere of Justice,” The Philosopher’s Notebook (2009): 10-20. 

“Secession, Political Self-Determination, Group Membership and Citizenship,” The Philosophers’ Notebook (2008): 37-50.

 “Against Galston’s Diversity Objection: An Alternative Reading of Mill,” The Philosophers’ Notebook (2007): 117-129.


PhD: University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A.: University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A.: Bowdoin College


"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato