Tamler Sommers

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Tamler Sommers is an American philosopher and writer. He is the son of the American philosopher Fred Sommers and the stepson of Christina Hoff Sommers.[1] Specializing in ethics and free will, he has commented on the Alex Rodriguez performance-enhancing drugs scandal.[2] His book, Why Honor Matters, examines the nature of honor in American discourse.[3] He co-hosts the podcast Very Bad Wizards along with psychologist David Pizarro.

Sommers received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Duke University in 2005, and is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston.


  • A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain (2009). ISBN 0-415-85879-8
  • Relative Justice: Cultural Diversity, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility (2012). ISBN 0-691-13993-8
  • Why Honor Matters (2018). ISBN 0-465-09887-8


  1. ^ In Memoriam: Fred Sommers (1923-2014)
  2. ^ Campbell, Steve (February 12, 2009). "Baseball's steroid issue calls ethics into question". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Kirsch, Adam (June 3, 2018). "Does Honor Matter?". The Atlantic. Retrieved June 10, 2018.

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