Languages, Literature, & Philosophy

Dr. Jack Simmons

 Associate Professor of Philosophy and
Advisor to the Philosophy Program

Gamble Hall 206

Ph.D., Tulane University
M.A., Louisiana State University        
B.A., Louisiana State University

Teaching Interests
Postmodernism, Philosophy of Film, 20th Century Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy         

Recent Publications
“The Afterbirth of the Clinic: A Foucauldian Perspective on ‘House M.D.’and American Medicine in the 21st Century,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 51:2, (Spring, 2008).  Co-authored with Leigh Rich, David Adams, Michael Mink, and Scott Thorpe.
“Why Greeks Tolerate Violent Student Protest,” International Journal of Decision Ethics:  on Global Conflicts, Higher Education, Business and Economics, Oxford University, Global Scholarly Publications, Volume III:I (Fall, 2006).
“What is a Liberal Education?”  Immortal Longings 8 (2003).
“Educational Technology and Academic Freedom,” Techné: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, 5:3 (Spring 2001),
“The Future of Academic Freedom: Educational Technology and Academic Freedom,” Distance Education Online Symposium News, 10:3, (2000).        
“Distance Learning: Education or Economics,” The International Journal of Value-Based Management, 14, 2001.  Rpt.  New Wine in Old Bottles: Business Education and Training, a Value-Laden Process, 7 (2000).

“Truth and Method (Gadamer, Hans-Georg),” World Philosophy, Rev. Ed., Salem Press, 2000.