About

I teach philosophy and ethics at Florida SouthWestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University. I hold a master’s degree in philosophy from Florida State University. Currently, I’m working towards a PhD at the University of Reading, where my dissertation will focus on defending an anthropocentric approach to issues within environmental ethics.

My teaching and research interests are in applied ethics, social philosophy, and environmental ethics. Within these areas, my scholarly work draws on the resources of classical natural law theory to defend a broadly libertarian-conservative approach to the controversial moral issues of our time. I also have occasional interests in the philosophy of religion, specifically in natural theology.

Check out my CV for a full list of my published works. I am the category editor for the PhilPapers section on gun control, where I maintain a catalogue of papers relevant to the topic. I am also a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

You can find me on Facebook and Academia.edu

 

Selected Publications

2017: “The Perverted Faculty Argument
Forthcoming in Philosophia Christi 19:1 [NEW]
2017: “Industrial Farming is Not Cruel to Animals
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 30:1 [NEW]
2017
: “The Ethics of ‘Gun-Free Zones‘”
Forthcoming in Philosophia
2016: “Against Moderate Gun Control
(with C’Zar Bernstein) Libertarian Papers 8:2
2016: “Consenting Adults, Sex, and Natural Law Theory
Philosophia
44:2
2015: “The Moral Right to Keep and Bear Firearms
(with C’Zar Bernstein and Matt Palumbo) Public Affairs Quarterly 29:4

2015: “In Defense of Eating Meat
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
28:2

Contact Information

School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Florida SouthWestern State College
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33919

thsiao@fgcu.edu