JOEL A. MARTINEZ

Department of Philosophy

Lewis & Clark College

0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd

Portland, OR 97219

Office Phone: (503) 768-7735

joel@lclark.edu

EMPLOYMENT:

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR 2012-Present

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR 2006-2012

Teaching Assistant
Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona Fall 1999-Spring 2006.

Research Assistant For Prof. Thomas Christiano
Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona 2001-2002, Fall 2002.

Research Assistant For Prof. Joel Feinberg
Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona 1999-2000.

Teaching Assistant
Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University 1998-1999.

Teaching Assistant
Department of Philosophy, New Mexico State University 1996-1997.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2006.
Dissertation: Livability, Education, and the Aims of Moral Theory.

Julia Annas, director.

M.A Michigan State University, 1999.
Thesis: Knowledge, Craft and Imaging in Plato’s Republic

Nicholas D. Smith, director.


B.A. Philosophy, New Mexico State University, 1997. Graduated with Honors.

Areas of Specialization:

Ethical Theory, Ancient Philosophy

Areas of Competence:
Applied Ethics (esp. Philosophy of Technology), Philosophy of Education, 19th Century Philosophy

Further Teaching Competence:

Logic & Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Religion, Latin American Philosophy, Existentialism, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche

PUBLICATIONS:

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Philosophy Journals:

“Socrates and the Sufficiency Thesis” Socratica IV Proceedings, forthcoming.


“Socrates’ Aversion to Suffering Injustice” (w/Nicholas D. Smith) Journal of Ethics. (2017) 

“Teaching Philosophical Ethics and the New Campus Climate: Or, How I Decided To Stop Worrying and Love Teaching Theory” Teaching Ethics Proceedings Ft. Lewis College. Durango, CO. 2016.

“Rethinking Plato’s Conception of Knowledge: The Non-Philosopher and the Forms.” (2011) Apeiron.  

 

“Is Virtue Ethics Self-Effacing?” (2010) Australasian Journal of Philosophy

“Should We Believe Our Ethical Theories? Virtue Ethics and Self-Effacement.” (2009) In An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, Athens: Atiner Publishing. 

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Books

“Comments on Sakezles’ The Aristotelian Origins of Stoic Determinism.” (2009) In Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP) Proceedings, Leiden, Netherlends: E.J. Brill. 

Translations

Xenophon’s “Apology of Socrates” in The Trial and Execution of Socrates – Sources and Controversies ed. Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith, Oxford University Press. 2000. (Invited Submission)

Book Reviews


Review of The Socratic Paradox and Its Enemies by Roslyn Weiss. Polis, June 2007.

Exhibits


“Edward Curtis’ North American Indian and Cultural Appropriation” Watzek Library Visual Arts and Archives Exhibit. November – February 2017-18. Lewis & Clark College.

BOOKS/PAPERS UNDER REVIEW/IN PREPARATION:

“Virtue Ethics and the Demands of Morality” submitted to Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

“Why Do We Care About Happiness?” (Draft in Preparation)

"Moral Disagreement and the Importance of Meta-Ethics" (Draft in Preparation)

"The Moral Turing Test and Engaged Reasons" w/Theo Montgomery (Draft in Preparation)

PRESENTATIONS:

Professional Presentations

“Why Meta-Philosophy?” Society of Mexican-American Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.

San Francisco, CA April, 2020. (Postponed)

Workshop Leader, Faculty of Color Workshop, Northwest Five College Consortium. Lewis & Clark College, June 4-5, 2019.

“Socrates, Sully and Sufficiency” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, 2019

“Socrates and The Sufficiency Thesis” International Socratic Society, University of Buenos Aires, November 12, 2018.

Faculty Leader Workshop on Inclusive Pedagogy and Student Research, Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit. Middlebury College. November 1-4, 2018.

“Making the Liberal Arts More Inclusive: Interrogating the Humanities” University of Puget Sound Race & Pedagogy Conference, University of Puget Sound, October 4-6, 2018.

“Plato On Women: Comments On Joanne Waugh’s Feminist Interpretation of Plato” West Coast Plato Workshop, Portland, OR May 2018.

NW5C Faculty of Color Workshop Facilitator, Willamette University, June 2017.

“Teaching Ethics and the New Campus Climate or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Teaching Theory” Teaching Ethics Conference, Ft. Lewis College. May 2017.

“Edward Curtis and Moral Tragedy” Visual Culture Conference, University of Puget Sound. October 2016. (I)

“Edward Curtis The North American Indian and Moral Tragedy” Colloquium Presenation and Community Tour of Portland Art Museum Exhibit on Edward Curtis Exhibit. Portland Art Museum and Lewis & Clark College. March, 2016.

“Moral Disagreement and the Importance of Meta-Ethics” Philosophy Department Colloquium, Lewis & Clark College, March, 2015.

 

“Interdisciplinary Studies and Human-Animal Studies” Center For Animal Law Studies Conference on Human Animal Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School, March, 2015.

 

“Moral Disagreement and the Importance of Meta-Ethics” New Mexico State University Conference Honoring Distinguished Alumni, February 201, 2015.

 

“Are Religious Claims Truth-Apt?”Veritas Forum, in conjunction with Reed College and University of Notre Dame Departments of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College, January 28, 2015.

 

“Virtue and Harm in Plato’s Gorgias” NEH Summer Institute, Lewis & Clark College, July 17, 2014. “Ethical Naturalism and the Contingency of Human Emotions” The Philosophy of Mental Time Workshop, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, May 12, 2014.

 

“Aristotle on Practical Conflicts” Philosophy Department Colloquium, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, May 9, 2014.

 

“The Moral Status of Non-Human Animals” Center for Animal Law Studies Conference on Human Animal Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School, January 25, 2014.

 

“Virtue and the Demandingness of Ethics” Willamette University, Fall 2012 “Eudaimonia and Alienation” Lewis & Clark College, Fall 2012

 

“Realism and Emotions: Comments on Dan Kelly’s Yuck!” Author Meets Critic Session, American Philosophical Association. Seattle, WA. Spring 2012.

 

“Varieties of Virtue Ethics” University of Uppsala, Sweden May 2012. 

 

“Eudaimonia and Practical Decision-Making” Northwest Ancient Philosophy Workshop, University of Victoria, BC September 17-19 2011 (Invited paper)

 

“Virtue and the Demands of Morality” Colloquium Presentation, University of Puget Sound, April, 2011. (Invited Colloquium)

 

“Virtue and the Demands of Morality” Lewis & Clark College, March 2011.

 

“Particularism and Moral Debate” (w/ Sarah Raskoff) Lewis & Clark College, November, 2011. (Faculty/Student Research Grant Presentation)

 

“Eudaimonia and Practical Wisdom” On the Development and Practice of the Virtues, Workshop, Uppsalla University, September, 2010 (Invited paper).

 

“Eudaimonia and Practical Wisdom” Lewis & Clark College, March 2010.

“Autism, Psychopathy and the Moral Emotions” (w/Hannah Tierney) Lewis & Clark College, October, 2009. (Faculty/Student Research Grant Presentation)

 

“Sentimentalism and Moral Judgment” (w/Jay Odenbaugh) Lewis & Clark College, March 2009.

 

“Crimes and Misdemeanors: Ethics and a Life Worth Living” Philosophy in the Dark Speaker Series. Everett Community College. Everret, WA. November, 2008.

 

“Virtue Ethics and Moral Saints” Portland State University. May, 2008.

 

“Virtue and Moral Learning” APA Society for Empirical Ethics. Pasadena, CA March 2008

 

“Virtue Ethics and Moral Saints” Lewis & Clark College, February, 2008

 

“Virtue Ethics, Self-Effacingness and Moral Education” 2nd Annual Athens Institue for Education and Research Philosophy Conference. Athens, Greece. June, 2007.

 

“Virtue Ethics and the Self-Effacingness Objection” Lewis & Clark College Colloquium, January, 2007.

 

“Livability and the Aims of Moral Theory” New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M. March 1, 2006 (Invited Paper)

 

“Livability and the Demandingness Objection”, Colloquium Presentation. Lewis & Clark College. December 15, 2005.

 

“Livability and the Aims of Moral Theory”, University of Arizona Colloquium Presentation, December, 2005.

 

“Virtue Ethics and Moral Education”, 22nd Conference of Ford Fellows, Washington, D.C. September/October 2005.

 

“Rethinking Plato’s Conception of Knowledge: The Non-Philosopher and the Forms” Colloquium Paper Presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, 2000.

 

“Plato’s Conception of Knowledge” Presented at the First Annual Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, Michigan State University Fall 1999.

“Meaning in Plato’s Cratylus and the Verificationist Criterion of Cognitive Significance” Presented at New Mexico State University’s First Annual Honors Conference New Mexico State University Spring 1997 (Published in Conference Proceedings).

 

Presentations as Commentator

“Commentary on ‘The Myth of Cronus In Plato’s Statesman’” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20th, 2014.

 

Comments on Sylvia Burman’s “Socratic Bootstrapping: Practical Reason and the Sources of Normativity” Northwest Ancient Philosophy Workshop, Lewis & Clark College September 2010.

 

Comments on Dan Russell’s “Virtues of Greatness” The Fifteenth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. University of Arizona, Feb. 1 2010.

 

Comments on Eric Brown’s “Plato’s Statesman and Sophist” The Fourteenth Annual Arizona Plato Colloquium, February 2009.

 

Comments on Rachel Singpurwalla’s “Plato’s Republic and the Unity of the Kallipolis” Arizona Plato Colloquium, February, 2008.

 

Comments on Priscilla Sakezles’ “The Aristotelian Origins of Stoic Determinism” Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. Clark University, Boston, MA. December 6, 2007.

 

Comments on “Virtue Theory and Consequences” by David Gilbert, Biola University. 59th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference. Lewis & Clark College. Portland Oregon. (October 5-6, 2007)

Comments on Frank Lewis’ “Aristotle on Prime Matter” Invited Symposium on Ancient Metaphysics, APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2007.

 

Comments on Lori Keleher’s “Socrates’ Daimonion” New Mexico/West Texas Philosophical Society Annual Meeting Las Cruces, N.M. April 7-9, 2006

 

Comments on Nicholas D. Smith’s “Socrates and Plato on Poetry” The Eleventh Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

University of Arizona February 2006.

 

Comments on Richard Bett’s “Socrates and the Skeptics” The Tenth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

University of Arizona February 2005.

 

Comments on Hugh Benson’s “Socratic Learning” The Ninth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

University of Arizona February 2004.

 

Comments on Thomas K. Johansen’s “The Pleasures of a Clam: Philebus 21” The Eighth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy
University of Arizona February 2003.

 

Comments on James Butler’s “A Case For Hedonism in Plato’s Philebus” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting 2002.

Comments on George Rudebusch’s “Socrates, Euthyphro and Piety”, The Seventh Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

University of Arizona February 2002.

 

Comments on Henry Dyson’s “Awareness and Sense of ‘Criterion’ in Stoic Epistemology”, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting 2001.

 

Comments on Carl Huffman’s “Doubling the Cube: Plato’s Criticism of Archytas” The Sixth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy University of Arizona February 2001.

 

Comments on John Armstrong’s “Becoming Like God” The Fifth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

University of Arizona February 2000.

 

Public Presentations

Edward Curtis and Moral Tragedy” Lewis & Clark College Presentation for Lewis & Clark Alumni Weekend, October 2017.

Tragedy, Philosophy and Antigonik” Lewis & Clark College, Theatre Dept (following performance of Antigonik), March 2017

 

The Philosophy of Civil Disobedience” w/Jay Odenbaugh. Workshop on Civil Disobedience. Lewis & Clark College, February 2017.

 

Presenter and Chair “Seeking a Path Forward: Forgiveness and Reconciliation” International Affairs Symposium. Lewis & Clark College. February 2017

 

Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru and the Meaning of Life” Philosophy Film Presentation. Lewis & Clark College. November 2016

 

Why Do Students Cheat?” Philosophical Salon Talk. Cooley House. Lewis & Clark College. October 2016

 

"The North American Indian and Moral Tragedy” Lake Oswego Reads in Conjunction with the Portland Art Museum. Public Lecture. Lake Oswego Library. February 2016

 

Is That All There Is?” Baccalaureate Keynote Speaker. Lewis & Clark College. May 2016

 

How Do Students Learn Best?” Salon Talk. Cooley House. Lewis & Clark College. October 2015

 

“Ethics and Public Policy” Multnomah County Board of Commissioners Retreat on Ethics, Septermber 29, 2014.

 

“The Ethics of Surveillance” Colloquium Sponsored by the Politics Club, Lewis & Clark College, October 24, 2013.

 

“Ethics and Genetically Modified Organisms” Environmental Affairs Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, October 17, 2013.

 

“Why Do Students Cheat?” Looking to the Future, Cooley House, Lewis & Clark College, October 17, 2013.

 

“Bending Towards Justice: Martin Luther Kind Jr. and Philosophy”, Lewis & Clark College, January 21, 2013.

“The Liberal Arts and Multiculturalism” Keynote Speaker, L.E.A.D. Luncheon for Underrepresented College Students, Lewis & Clark College, Fall 2012

“Moral Disagreement” Philosophy Extravaganza, Lewis & Clark College, March 22, 2012. “Understanding the Coming Election”, Pamplin Society Talk, Lewis & Clark College, Fall 2012.

 

“Death” Lewis & Clark College Exploration & Discovery Colloquium Series, February 2012.

 

“The Price of Free Expression” Forum Discussion sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program, October 2010.

 

“Reason and Passion in Plato and Sappho” (w/ Mary Szybist) Lewis & Clark College. September, 2009.

 

“Do Reason and Faith Conflict?” Community Lecture, Northwest Unitarian Church Portland, OR February, 2009.

 

“What is Nature?” Lewis & Clark College Philosophy Extravaganza, March 2008.

 

“Is Green Great?” International Affairs Symposium. Lewis & Clark College, March 2008.

 

“What is Diversity?” Multi-Cultural Symposium. Lewis & Clark College, November, 2007.

 

 

HONORS AND GRANTS:

Finalist for Teacher of the Year, Lewis & Clark College 2015-16 & 2019-20

“A Study of Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Philosophy Departments of the Northwest Five College Consortium (NW5C)” (Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University) Grant from NW5C, Principle Investigator. 2014-2016.

Recipient of Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities. January, 2010. Administered by Pomona College and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Nominated for Teacher of the Year, Lewis & Clark College 2006-07.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 2004 (Awarded by the University of Arizona, Department of Philosophy).

Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowship -- For Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching, 2004-2005.

 

Jeffery R. Moorey Scholarship, Graduate College, University of Arizona, Spring 2002 University Fellowship, Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Fall 1999

Minority Competitive Doctoral Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State University, 1998 Minority Competitive Doctoral Fellowship,

 

Michigan State University, Academic Year, 1997-1998 Minority Competitive Doctoral Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State

 

University, Summer 1997 Crimson Scholar (Graduated with Honors) New Mexico State University (1993-1997)

Award for Outstanding Sophomore Geology Major, Department of Geology, New Mexico State University, Academic Year 1994-1995

 

Award For Outstanding Freshman Geology Major, Department of Geology, New Mexico State University, Academic Year 1993-1994

 

Wemlinger Scholarship For Outstanding Undergraduate Studying in Earth Sciences, New Mexico State University, Academic Year 1993-1994

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

Referee for Journal of Ethics.
Referee for Philosophical Studies.

Referee for Journal of Value Inquiry.

Chair: Session I, Northwest Ancient Philosophy Conference, Lewis & Clark College, May 2011.

Chair: Ethical Blame and Forgiveness “Is the Capacity to Understand Moral Norms a Precondition of Blameworthiness?” American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April, 2010.

Chair: Reductionism in Biology. Invited Symposium. American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division Meeting. Vancouver, B.C.       April, 2009.

Referee for Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). 2008-09 External Consultant for Philosophy Exams. Excelsior College.     2008.

Chair: Author Meets Critic Aristotle and Other Platonists by Lloyd Gerson. American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division   Meeting. Pasadena, CA. April, 2008.

External Consultant for Logic Textbooks for Baron Publishing. December, 2007.
Reviewer for Proceedings: Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Winter 2006/07.

Chair: The Twelfth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, University of Arizona, February 2007.

Chair: Ancient Philosophy Colloquium, “Eudaimonia and Conceptions of Happiness” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division   Meeting, Spring 2006.

Chair: Session VI, The Seventh Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, University of Arizona, February 2002.

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

 

AT LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE:
 

Logic (Phil 101)
Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 102)

Ethics (Phil 103)

Exploration and Discovery: Wisdom and Folly (Core 106)

How to Build a Moral Machine (CORE 121)

Philosophy of Religion (Phil 201)
Ancient Western Philosophy (Phil 301)
Ethical Theory (Phil 314)

Aristotle and Eudaimonia (Phil 451)

Aristotle, Ethics and Poetry (Phil 451)

History of Ethics: Ethics Without God? (Phil 451)

Virtue Ethics (Phil 452)
Ethics and the Emotions (Phil 452)
Moral Disagreement (Phil 452)

The Moral Machine: Ethics and AI (Phil 452)

Latin American Philosophy (Phil 499)

 

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Critical Thinking: (Arizona, Fall 2005 & Summer 2003)
19th Century Philosophy: Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche (Arizona, Spring 2004)

Ancient Philosophy (Arizona, Summer 2001 and Fall 2002)

Business Ethics (Arizona, Winter 2000/2001)
Mind, Matter and Go(Arizona, Summer 2000)
Personal Morality (Arizona, Winter 1999/2000)

AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT


Mind, Matter and God (Chris Maloney)
Science and Inquiry (Marga Reimer)
Logic and Critical Thinking (Marga Reimer)
Personal Morality (Mark van Roojen)
Justice and Virtue (Andrew Cohen)
The Ancient World: History of Greece (Nicholas D. Smith)

Introduction to Philosophy (Nicholas D. Smith)

Introduction to Philosophy (Paul T. Sagal)

AS A GRADER


Ancient Philosophy (Rachana Kamtekar)

Medieval Philosophy (Houston Smit)

Business Ethics (David Alm)

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST