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

Carnegie Foundation Wisconsin Professor of the Year 2000

Arthur M. Kaplan Fellow for Innovative Teaching 1996

Special Merit for Teaching Excellence, UW Colleges, 1991