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Faculty Directory » Walter Jeffko


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 251
Phone: (978) 665-3013

Courses Taught:

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


Ph.D., Fordham University
MA, Fordham University
BS, University of Bridgeport

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Human Nature and the Person
John Macmurray
Political philosophy

Current Projects:

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

Representative Publications:

"Ecology and Dualism," Religion and Life 42,no.1 (spring 1973):110-27.

"A Personalistic Theory of Human Nature and Value." Fitchburg, Mass.,: Fitchburg State College Press, 1977.Pp.199.

"A Personalist Concept of Human Reason." International Philosophical Quarterly 14, No. 2 (June 1974): 161-80.

Introduction to "Conditions of Freedom, by John Macmurray. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1993, vii-xxvii.

"A New Model of Reason as Standard of Value." In "Essays on John Macmurray's Post-Modern Philosophy: The Primacy of Persons in Community" edited by Harry A. Carson. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press International, 1995.

"Contemporary Ethical Issues: A Personalistic Perspective." Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books, 1999.Pp.269.

"Ethics and the Environmental Crisis," The Harrod Lecture Series.Vol.14(sic). Fitchburg, Mass., Fitchburg State College Press,2004, 47-76.

"The Moral Treatment of Civilians in War," The Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg, Mass.: Fitchburg State University, in press. Lecture delivered October 19,2010.

Contemporary Ethical Issues: A Personalist Perspective. Second edition. Amherst, N.Y.:Humanity Books, 2008.Pp.448. This volume is a heavily revised and expanded version of the first edition.

Professional Affiliations:

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