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Name: Ralph R. Acampora
Member Since: October 13th, 2006
Member Name: Ralph.acampora

Education: Environmental Philosophy, Bioethics, History of Modern Philosophy, Animal Studies. B.A., M.A., 1988, CUNY; M.A., 1992/Ph.D., 1996, Emory.

Ralph R. Acampora, Associate Professor of Philosophy, teaches in the areas of applied ethics and history of (especially modern) philosophy. He conducts research in the fields of environmental philosophy, bioethics, and animal studies. After earning a B.A./M.A. at CUNY, Acampora gained his doctorate at Emory University (writing a dissertation on inter-species ethics and phenomenology of body). He has authored Corporal Compassion: Animal Ethics and Philosophy of Body (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), co-edited A Nietzschean Bestiary (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), has published work in a variety of books and journals, referees for Environmental Ethics, and is a member of the editorial board for Anthrozoƶs. Recent interests of his include the hermeneutics of spectatorship at zoos, moral issues pertaining to the built, including biotechnical environment, and the ontological status of nature.

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