James Fieser

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James Fieser
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region American philosophy
Main interests

History of philosophy
Common Sense Theory of Truth
Philosophy of David Hume

James Fieser is professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He received his B.A. from Berea College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University.[1] He is founder and general editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.[2] He is author, coauthor or editor of more than ten text books.[3]


  • Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong (7/e 2012)
  • Socrates to Sartre and Beyond (9/e 2011)
  • Ethical Theory: Classical and Contemporary Readings (6/e 2010)
  • A Historical Introduction to Philosophy (2003)
  • Moral Philosophy through the Ages (2001).
  • Early Responses to Hume (2/e 2005) (editor)
  • Scottish Common Sense Philosophy (2000) (editor)