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Tait Szabo

Associate Professor
Philosophy
University of Wisconsin
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Tait started teaching at UW-WC in 2008 after earning his doctorate at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where he also earned a Graduate Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. His primary research interests are in ethics, and have included the ethical limitations on the market (covering such topics as prostitution, blackmail, and the sale of human transplant organs), environmental ethics, animal ethics, and sports ethics. Tait is the faculty advisor of Socrates Café (the philosophy club) and the Judo Club.His Area of Specialization and Areas of Competence are Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy.

Research Interest

Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy.

Publications

  • “Strange Love or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Porn,” in Pornography and Philosophy, Dave Monroe and Fritz Alhoff, eds. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

  • “Companions, Dolls, and Whores: Joss Whedon on Sex and Prostitution,” in The Philosophy of Joss Whedon, Dean Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider, eds. (University Press of Kentucky, 2011).

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