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Martin Fowler

Lecturer
Philosophy
Elon University
United States of America

Biography

I grew up in North Carolina, so Elon is home turf for me. My husband and I reside in Durham and in Burlington, NC. I’ve lectured in philosophy at Elon University since 1994. I've published two books: The Ethical Practice of Critical Thinking (Carolina Academic Press, 2008) and You Always Belonged and You Always Will: a Philosophy of Belonging (2014) The first text arues that the best critical thinking makes arguments which matter, about things which matter, together with people who matter to each other. Because thinking together about substantial matters leads to conflict, critical thinking should generate not just rules, but robust ethical practices for resolving conflicts. The text about belonging explores a kinesthetic phenomenology of human activity for an understanding of how we experience values such as courage, justice, peace, truth, and love in our need and quest to belong.

Research Interest

Critical Thinking, Ethical Practice,

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