Dr. Jeffrey Tiel

Dr. Jeffrey Tiel

Associate Professor
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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Jeffrey Tiel is an associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Additionally, he served as the director of the Ashland University Honors Program from 2002-2007. He has taught at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, as well as Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. His academic interests include philosophy of human nature, metaphysics, the history of modern philosophy and military ethics. In addition to a regular litany of courses in these areas, he has also taught honors courses and tutorials on subjects such as philosophical logic, bioterrorism, the ontology of the feminine and St. Thomas Aquinas. Representative publications include the forthcoming “Peace, Charity, and the Relationality of Divine Order,” Life Together: On Relationality, “Virtue, Happiness, & Death in the Ancient Philosophical Traditions,” A. Aguilar (Ed.), What is Death? A Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Exploration of Life’s End, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, (2008), “Reflections on the Ethics of Torture,” Science & Theology, July/August, (2004), “The Dogma of Kornblith’s Naturalism,” Synthese 120:311-324, (2000), “Virtue Ethics & Core Values,” Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics Proceedings, (1999) and “A Pyrrhonian Interpretation of Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion,” Southern Journal of Philosophy, (1996). In mid-2012 he released the supernatural thriller, The Search for Melchizedek, and in late 2012 Philosophy of Human Nature. He is currently working on another philosophy book set for release in early 2013 entitled Faith & Reflection, as well as a book of sermons and a sequel to the novel. He has also earned numerous grants and university awards supporting various international projects including the symposium “Life Together: On Relationality” in 2011, “Masterworks in Florence” in 2008, the symposium “What is Death? A Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Exploration of Life’s End” in 2007, “The Archeology of Ancient Israel” in 2007, a senior faculty study leave for “Mortuary Complex Development in Saqqara and the Rise of the 5th and 6th Dynastic Sun Worship” in 2006, and a Templeton Foundation Symposium on “Science and Religion” in 2002.


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Philosophy of Human Nature

Faith and Reflection

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