- Discipline: Professor of Philosophy
- Organization: Bridgewater State College
Aeon J. Skoble is Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University, in Southeastern Massachusetts. A native New Yorker, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s and doctorate from Temple University. In 1991, he was awarded a Claude R. Lambe Fellowship from IHS. His main research in moral and political philosophy includes theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, virtue ethics, practical reason and moral psychology, just-war theory, classical theories of happiness, and theories of legal interpretation. He is the co-editor of the anthology Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (Prentice-Hall, 1999), editor of Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty (2008), and author of Deleting the State: An Argument About Government (Open Court, 2008), as well as many essays in scholarly and popular journals. In addition, he writes widely on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture, including such subjects as Seinfeld, Forrest Gump, The Lord of the Rings, Superheroes, Film Noir, and baseball, and is co-editor of The Philosophy of TV Noir (2008), Woody Allen and Philosophy (Open Court 2004) and the best-selling The Simpsons and Philosophy (Open Court, 2000).