English and Philosophy
Education: BA St. Bonaventure University; Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center
Kenneth Shouler, Ph.D. is an associate professor of philosophy at the County College of Morris. Before coming to CCM he taught at several colleges in the City University of New York, while earning his doctoral degree at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His doctoral dissertation was entitled "Are There Moral Obligations to Oneself?" He has authored books in politics, business, religion, sports, and philosophy. His eleventh and most recent title is The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy. He also wrote The Real 100 Best Baseball Players of All-Time and Total Basketball: The Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia.
Last spring he offered a CTE (Center for Teaching Excellence) lecture on baseball and the ethics of steroid use. His next CTE lecture is entitled “Writing to Sell,” which will explain the current state of the publishing industry and how writers can sell their work to magazines, newspapers, and book publishers.
In the spring of 2010 he is teaching a new course, “The Philosophy of Sport” (PHL-291). The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am. The course shows how all the traditional branches of philosophy (ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, logic, political philosophy and aesthetics) apply to sport.
Professor Shouler has taught Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Sport. He also serves on the Honors Committee.