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Luper, Steven 1956-

LUPER, Steven 1956-

PERSONAL: Born June 15, 1956, in Washington; son of Donald (in the military) and Barbara (Biggs) Luper; married; wife's name Ann Marie. Education: Baylor University, B.A., 1977; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1982.

ADDRESSES: Home—San Antonio, TX. Office—Department of Philosophy, Trinity University, 715 Stadium Dr., San Antonio, TX 78212; fax: 210-999-8353. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, professor of philosophy, 1982—. Methodist Hospital, past member of Bioethics Committee.

MEMBER: American Philosophical Association, Greenpeace.


Invulnerability: On Securing Happiness, Open Court (La Salle, IL), 1996.

Social Ideals and Policies: Readings in Social and Political Philosophy, Mayfield (Mountain View, CA), 1999.

Living Well: Introductory Readings in Ethics, Harcourt Brace College Publishers (Fort Worth, TX), 2000.

A Guide to Ethics, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2002.


The Possibility of Knowledge: Nozick and His Critics, Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa, NJ), 1987.

Problems of International Justice, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1988.

(With Curtis Brown) The Moral Life, Holt (Fort Worth, TX), 1991, 2nd edition, 1997.

(With Curtis Brown) Drugs, Morality, and the Law, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1994.

Existing: An Introduction to Existential Thought, Mayfield (Mountain View, CA), 2000.

The Skeptics, Ashgate Publishing (Aldershot, England), 2002.

Essential Knowledge, Longman (New York, NY), 2003.

Editor, Synthese, 1988 and 1991, and Monist, 1991.

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