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William Rehg

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Professor, Philosophy
Dean, College of Philosophy and Letters
Research Areas: Argumentation Theory, Science & Technology Studies, Ethics & Social-Political Theory
Office: Adorjan Hall 114
Email: rehgsp@slu.edu
Phone: 314-977-3827

Curriculum Vitae

William Rehg, S.J. (Ph.D., Northwestern, 1991) brings an interest in argumentation theory to issues in science and technology studies, ethics, and social-political philosophy. He has served as president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association (2004-05) and Philosophers in Jesuit Education (2010-11), taught as a visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt (Sommersemester 2005), Loyola University-Chicago (Fall 2006), and Georgetown University (2011-12), and worked as a visiting scholar at MIT (STS Program, 2001-02) and Santa Clara University (Jesuit School of Theology, Fall 2008). He is currently the Dean of the College of Philosophy and Letters (2012- ).

Representative Publications

  • "Discourse Ethics as Computer Ethics: A Heuristic for Engaged Dialogical Reflection." Ethics and Information Technology. 17 (2015): 27-39.
  • "Rhetoric, Cogency, and the Radically Social Character of Persuasion: Habermas's Argumentation Theory Revisited." Philosophy and Rhetoric 46(4) (2013): 465-492.
  • "Lonergan y Habermas: Contribuciones a la Comprensión del Ámbito Moral," trans. F. S. Gutiérrez. Universitas Philosophica 60 (2013): 23-39.
  • "The Social Authority of Paradigms as Group Commitments: Rehabilitating Kuhn with Recent Social Philosophy." Topoi. Special issue on Thomas Kuhn. 32 (2013): 21-31.
  • "Evaluating Complex Collaborative Expertise: The Case of Climate Change." Argumentation. 25 (2011): 385-400.
  • Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas. MIT Press, 2009.
  • Insight and Solidarity: The Discourse Ethics of Jürgen Habermas. University of California Press, 1994.