Dr. Cheryl Hughes is a Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Division II: Humanities and Fine Arts academic departments at Wabash College. Since she started teaching at Wabash in 1992, Dr. Hughes has served as Professor of Philosophy, Associate Dean of the College, and editor of Social Philosophy Today. She teaches introductory ethics, existentialism, 19th Century Philosophy, and seminars on important 20th Century Continental European philosophers. Her research interests focus on ethics, social, and political philosophy, with a recent focus on the ethical challenges growing out of the human genome project and bioethics more generally.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993
B.S. in Philosophy, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1984
Enduring Questions – Freshman Colloquium
Freshman Tutorial – Science Fiction and Philosophy
Philosophy 110 – Philosophical Ethics
Philosophy 144 – Introduction to Existentialism
Philosophy 345 – 20th Century Continental Philosophy
Philosophy 349 – Seminar on Heidegger’s Being & Time
“Ethical Responsibility and Liberal Politics: Rethinking Freedom and Rights,” 26th International Social Philosophy Conference at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, July 30-August 1, 2009.
Commentary on Larry May’s Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2005), winner of the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) Book Prize for the best book in social philosophy. The conference session was part of the 23rd International Social Philosophy Conference in Victoria, B.C., August 3-5, 2006.
Commentary on Sandra Lee Bartky’s “Sympathy and Solidarity” and Other Essays (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) in the Author Meets Critics session sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy at the Central Division Meeting in Chicago, April 22-25, 2004.
Organized and chaired a special session on “Locating Feminism in Bioethics” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Chicago, April 26-27, 2002.
“Integrity,” LaFollette Lecture in the Humanities, Wabash College, October 26, 2001.
"Defining and Prosecuting International Crimes: Commentary for Larry May’s Crimes Against Humanity" in Social Philosophy Today Volume 23: International Law and Justice (Charlottesville, VA: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2008), 231-235.
Review of Diana Tietjens Meyers: Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life in APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol 5, no. 1 (Fall 2005): 28-29.
"The Primacy of Ethics: Hobbes and Levinas," reprinted in Emanuel Levinas:Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Vol II: Levinas and the History of Philosophy, Claire Katz and Lara Trout, eds. (London: Routledge, 2005), 145-160.
Cheryl Hughes and Andrew Light (eds.), Social Philosophy Today Volume 19: Environmental Philosophy as Social Philosophy (Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2004).
Cheryl Hughes (ed.), Social Philosophy Today Volume 18: Truth and Objectivity in Social Ethics (Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2003).
"Integrity and Vulnerability" in Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, Robin N. Fiore and Hilde Lindemann Nelson, eds. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), 119-129.
Cheryl Hughes and James Wong (eds.), Social Philosophy Today Volume 17: Communication, Conflict, and Reconciliation (Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2003).