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Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018; Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2011

Robert Gruber joined Springfield College in 2018.  His research focuses on normative ethics, particularly the ethics of collective action problems and environmental ethics.  He also has a budding interest in the philosophy of sport, especially regarding questions about the value of sport.

Research Interests

Normative Ethics; Environmental Ethics

Courses Taught

Introduction to Philosophy; Environmental Ethics; Philosophy of Sport; Conflict of Ideals

Presentations

"Harmless Torturers, Accumulation Cases, and a Solution to the Mismatch Problem," Eastern meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Jan 8th 2019

"Evaluating the Uncooperativeness Solution to the Mismatch Problem," Central meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Feb 21st 2018

Publications

"Actual Utility, the Mismatch Problem, and the Move to Expected Utility," Philosophical Studies, 174 (12):3097-3108 (2017)