Prof. William Cornwell

Dean / Professor, College of Education

Area of Research interest

  1. Epistemology
  2. Philosophy of mind
  3. Ethics (including just war theory and business ethics)
  4. Political philosophy
  5. Metaphysics
  6. Philosophy of language
  7. Philosophy of technology

Projects & Grants



Peer-Reviewed Journals:


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Conference Preceedings:

  1. “Virtue Ethics, Technology, and Sustainability,” 2nd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference (Dubai, UAE): forthcoming in 11/2018.
  2. “Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words?” Conference of Philosophical Societies Meeting at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting (Chicago, Ill., USA): 02/2014.
  3. “The Power and Poison of Ambition in Macbeth,” panelist, Salem State U. (Salem, Mass., USA): 12/2017.
  4. "Opposing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline: The Moral Significance of Environmental Protection Awareness, Involved Citizenry, and Eminent Domain,” panelist, Salem State U. (Salem, Mass., USA): 04/2015.
  5. “Puzzles in the Philosophy of Time,” Salem Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute (Salem, Mass., USA): 03/2015
  6. “Fame, Fortune, And Fantasy: A Con Artist's World,” panelist, Salem State U. (Salem, Mass., USA): 10/2014.