Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at West Point Military Academy
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Public executions of the convicted murderer would serve as a reminder that crime does not pay. Public executions of criminals seem an efficient way to communicate the message that if you shed innocent blood, you will pay a high price... I agree... on the matter of accountability but also believe such publicity would serve to deter homicide."
"Why the Death Penalty Is Morally Permissible," Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case, Ed., Adam Bedau, 2004
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at West Point Military Academy, 1995-2004
Life-Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University
Recipient, Superior Civilian Service Award by the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, July 2004
Visiting Scholar, Princeton University, 2001
Visiting Scholar, Brigham Young University, 1998
Professor, University of Mississippi, 1986-1995
Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
Visiting Scholar, New York University, 1991
Chair, University of Mississippi, 1987-1990
Associate Professor, University of Mississippi, 1984-1986
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, 1979-1984
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, 1977-1979
Lecturer in Philosophy, Oxford University, 1973-1977
DPhil., Oxford University, 1977
PhD, Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, 1972
MA, Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, 1967