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William Rehg, S.J.



Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1991
MDiv., Weston School of Theology, 1987
Ph.L., Saint Louis University, 1984
M.A., Saint Louis University, 1983
B.S., Wright State University, 1974

Research Interests

Science & Technology Studies, Ethics, Social Philosophy, Argumentation Theory

Publications and Media Placements

• "'Agreement' in the IPCC Confidence Measure." Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 57 (2017): 126-134. Co-author: Kent Staley.
• "Discourse Ethics as Computer Ethics: A Heuristic for Engaged Dialogical Reflection." Ethics and Information Technology. 17 (2015): 27-39.
• "The Social Authority of Paradigms as Group Commitments: Rehabilitating Kuhn with Recent Social Philosophy." Topoi. Special Issue on Thomas Kuhn. 32 (2013): 21-31.
Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.
Insight and Solidarity: A Study in the Discourse Ethics of Jürgen Habermas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Honors and Awards

  • VOICES Faculty Fellow in Ethics, 2009
  • SLU2000 Research Leave Grant, 2001-2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa Book Award, 1996 (for monograph, Insight and Solidarity)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Philosophical Association