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Moravian College

Dr. Carol J. Moeller 

Associate Professor of Philosophy 



Telephone: 610 861-7881
Location: Comenius Room 110


B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Disabilities, and Cultural Studies

Recent Publications

  • “'We Are Not Disposable’: ‘Psychiatric’/Psycho-Social Disabilities and Social Justice,” Simon Smith and James Beauregard, In the Sphere of the Personal: New Perspectives in the Philosophy of Persons, ed., Vernon Press, forthcoming, 2016. (Note: this essay is a substantially expanded version of the plenary paper listed below.)
  • “Humans All: Changing the Frame on People with Intellectual Disabilities,” Disability Studies Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 2, Winter 2012.
  • “Minoritized Thought: Open Questions of Latino/a and Latin-American Identities,” American Philosophical Association, Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Spring 2009.
  • “Interdisciplinarity and Challenges to Received Traditions,” Proceedings of Moravian College Learning in Common Faculty Workshop, (in house publication), May 2006. 
  • “Thoughts on Academic Rigor and Pedagogy,” Proceedings of Moravian College Learning in Common Faculty Workshop, (in house publication), May 2005. 
  • “Moral Responsiveness in Pediatric Research Ethics,” The American Journal of Bioethics, Fall 2003, Volume 3, Number 4, W1-W3.                
  • “Marginalized Voices: Challenging Dominant Privilege in Higher Education,” in Theorizing Backlash: Philosophical Reflections on the Backlash Against Feminism, edited by Ann Cudd and Anita Supersons, 2002, Book Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, Series edited by James P. Sterba, Rowman and Littlefield.
  • “Realism and Identity: Rethinking the Categories of our Lives,” Cultural Logic, Volume 4, Number 2, Spring 2001). (available online at
  • “Reframing Family Values: Leigh Kane’s Next of Kin Projects,” Invited program essay for Temple University Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, June 2 – August 5, 2000. 
  • "Transforming 'The Master's Tools': Teaching and Studying Philosophy in Graduate School," inDegrees of Freedom, Beth Mintz and Esther Rothblum (editors), Routledge, 1997.


  • 120 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 222 Ethics
  • 247 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Philosophy
  • 255 Social and Political Philosophy
  • 257 Bio-Ethics and Social Justice
  • 265 Feminist Philosophy
  • 267 West African Philosophy: Akan Ethics
  • 271 Race, Gender, Identity, and Moral Knowledge
  • 323 Tibetan Buddhist Thought
  • Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Film