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James Sterba to lead Central Division of American Philosophical Association

Author: Arts and Letters


James P. Sterba, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1973, Sterba has published 24 books, including the award-winning “Justice for Here and Now,” “Three Challenges to Ethics,” “Terrorism and International Justice,” “Affirmative Action and Racial Preference: A Debate” (co-authored with Carl Cohen), and “The Triumph of Practice Over Theory in Ethics.” His latest book, to be published this year by Oxford University Press, is a debate book with Warren Farrell, a well-known critic of feminism, titled “Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?”

Sterba is a past president of three organizations: the American Section of the International Society for Social and Legal Philosophy, Concerned Philosophers for Peace, and the North American Society for Social Philosophy.

Sterba, who lectures widely in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States, has been a faculty fellow in Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies since its inception. He teaches courses in ethics, social and political philosophy, and contemporary moral problems, including war and peace issues.

Originally published by Dennis Brown at on July 27, 2006.