Walter Jeffko

PROFESSOR
Humanities School of Arts and Sciences
Walter Jeffko, PhD, Philosophy, Humanities
978.665.3013 Office: Conlon Fine Arts 251
Office Hours
Spring 2021

Monday through Thursday 10:45-11:45 a.m. ONLINE

Courses Taught

Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Western Philosophy (PHIL 1000)
Logic (PHIL 1100)
Philosophy of Education (PHIL 2000)
Contemporary Ethical Problems (PHIL 2500)
Philosophy of Human Nature (PHIL 2600)
Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 3600)
Ethical Issues in Business (PHIL 4700)
Contemporary Ethical Systems
Leaders in Humanities I: The Nineteenth Century
Leaders in Humanities II: The Twentieth Century

Background

Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
B.S., University of Bridgeport

Ethics
Philosophy of Human Nature and the Person
John Macmurray
Political philosophy

Currently updating my book, "Contemporary Ethical Issues," for a third edition
Ethical implications of bio and genetic engineering
Environmental ethics
Revising the Philosophy curriculum

Books

Jeffko,W.(2018). Contemporary Ethical Issues: A Personalist Perspective. (4th Ed.). Humanity Books. This volume is a substantially revised and expanded version of the third edition.   

Jeffko,W.(2013). Contemporary Ethical Issues: A Personalist Perspective.(3rd Ed). Humanity Books. This volume is a substantially revised and expanded version of the second edition.   

Jeffko, W. (2008). Contemporary Ethical Issues: A Personalist Perspective (2nd Ed.). Humanity Books.
This volume is a heavily revised and expanded version of the first edition.

Jeffko, W. (1999). Contemporary Ethical Issues: A Personalistic Perspective. Humanity Books.

Jeffko, W. (1977). A Personalistic Theory of Human Nature and Value. Fitchburg State College Press.

Chapters

Jeffko, W. (1995). A New Model of Reason as Standard of Value. In H.A. Carson (Ed.), Essays on John Macmurray's Post-Modern Philosophy: The Primacy of Persons in Community. Humanities Press International.

Jeffko, W. (1993). Introduction. In J. Macmurray, Conditions of Freedom (pp. vii-xxvii). Humanities Press.

Journal Articles

Jeffko, W.(1993). "Are Person and Agent Coextensive? Reflections on John Macmurray."  The American Benedictine Review, 44(4}, pp. 352-70.   

Jeffko,W. (1990}. " Is the Fetus a Person?''  Commonwealth Review, 3(1), pp. 15-18.     

Jeffko,W. (1988). "Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?" Commonwealth Review, 1(1), pp. 33-37.     

Jeffko,W.(1987). " The Death Penalty: A Personalist Approach." The American Benedictine Review, 38(4), pp. 360-80.     

Jeffko,W.(1980). "Self-Consciousness and the Soul-Body Problem." The American Benedictine Review, 31(3), pp.346-60.     

Jeffko,W.(1979). " Redefining Death." Commonwealth Review, 394-97.    

Jeffko,W.(1977). "Community, Society, and the State."  The American Benedictine Review, 28 (1), pp.77-94.     

Jeffko,W. (1976). " Action, Personhood, and Fact-Value."  The Thomist, 40(2), pp, 116-34.   

Jeffko, W. (1976)." Capital Punishment in a Democracy." America,11, pp.413-14.   

Jeffko.W. (1975). " Thought, Action, and Personhood." The Modern Schoolman, 52(3), pp.271-83.       

Jeffko,W.(1975). "Processive Relationism and Ethical Absolutes."  The American Benedictine Review, 26(3), pp. 283-97.   

Jeffko, W. (1974). "A Personalist Concept of Human Reason." International Philosophical Quarterly, 14(2), pp. 161-80.

Jeffko, W. (1973). "Ecology and Dualism." Religion and Life, 42(1), pp. 110-27.

Jeffko,W.(1973). "The Morality of Amnesty." The American Benedictine Review, (24)1, pp.110-114. 

Lectures

Jeffko, W. (2001). "Ethics and the Environmental Crisis." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.

Jeffko, W. (2010). "The Moral Treatment of Civilians in War." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.

Jeffko,W.(1979). "Is Suicide a Human Right?" The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg,Mass.     

Jeffko, W.(1980). "An Ontology and Ethics of Abortion." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.     

Jeffko,W.(1984)." Euthanasia and Respect for Persons."  The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg,Mass.   

Jeffko,W.(1986)." Criminal Punishment and the Death Penalty."The Harrod Lecture Series.  Fitchburg, Mass.   

Jeffko,W.(1989)."Privacy, Personhood, and Society." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.   

Jeffko,W.(1994)."Ethics, Science, and the Treatment of Animals." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg,Mass.   

 Jeffko,W.(1997). "Affirmative Action and Justice." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.     

Jeffko,W.(2015). Economic Inequality, Distributive Justice, and Democracy." The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.   

Massachusetts Teachers Association/NEA
International John Macmurray Association
American Philosophical Association