Casebeer, William D. 1969-

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CASEBEER, William D. 1969-


Born October 25 1969, in Claremore, OK; son of James W. (a firefighter) and Mary B. (in food services) Casebeer; married; wife's name Adrianne W. (a statistician); children: Jonah, Mara, Linnae, Mason. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S., 1991; University of Arizona, M.A., 1996; University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., 2001; Naval Postgraduate School, M.A., 2006.


Home—Watertown, MA. E-mail[email protected]


U.S. Air Force, career officer, 1987—, including assignments as air analyst in Southwest Asia, between 1993 and 1995, and at U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, as adjunct English faculty, 1991, instructor in philosophy and fine arts, 1996-98, assistant professor, 2001-03, associate professor of philosophy, 2003-04, director of Ethics across the Curriculum Program, 2001-04; present rank, major. Guest lecturer at University of California, San Diego and University of Denver; conference and workshop presenter.


International Institute for Strategic Studies (associate member), International Studies Association, American Philosophical Association, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philosophy of Science Association, Society for Empirical Ethics (member of board of directors, 2002—), Cognitive Science Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Charles S. Peirce Society, Council on Foreign Relations, Pacific Council on International Policy (charter member).


Meritorious service medals, U.S. Air Force, 1998, 2004.


(With Troy Thomas and Steve Kiser) Warlords Rising: Confronting Violent Non-State Actors, Lexington Press (New York, NY), 2005.

Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2005.

Contributor to reference works and other books, including Philosophy 9/11, edited by Timothy Shanahan, Open Court Press, 2005. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Moral Education, International Relations, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Politics and the Life Sciences, Journal of Military Ethics, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Human Nature Review, Biology and Philosophy, Metapsychology, and Strategic Insights.



Philosophy of Science, October, 2004, Michael Bradie, review of Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition, p. 620.

Review of Metaphysics, December, 2004, E. Christian Brugger, review of Natural Ethical Facts, p. 429.