in the Department of Philosophy and Religion

Robert B. Westmoreland

Robert Westmoreland

Robert Westmoreland

Associate Professor of Philosophy

014 Bryant Hall
662-915-7302 |

I received my B.A. (Religion) from Davidson College and my M.A., Ph.D. (Philosophy) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I have been teaching at the University of Mississippi from 1989 to the present.

Phil 101 Introduction to Philosophy
Phil 103 Logic: Critical Thinking
Phil 321 Ethics
Phil 328 Biomedical Ethics
Phil 331 Political Philosophy
Phil 350 Philosophy of Law

Recent topics of upper-division and graduate-level seminars: Public Reason, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason



Equality: Selected Readings eds. Louis Pojman and Robert Westmoreland (Oxford, 1997)


“Realizing ‘Political’ Neutrality” in Law and Philosophy 30:5 (2011)

“A New and Improved Affirmative Action?” University of Cincinnati Law Review 72:3 (2004)

“The Truth about Public Reason” in Law and Philosophy 18:3 (1999)

“Hayek: The Rule of Law or the Law of Rules?” in Law and Philosophy 17:1 (1998)

“Two Recent Metaphysical Divine Command Theories of Ethics” in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 93 (1996)

“Liberalism and the AIDS Crisis” in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs 12:2 (1995)

“The Hobbsian Roots of Contemporary Liberalism” in Faith and Philosophy 8:4 (1991)

“Dworkin and Legal Pragmatism” in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 11:2 (1991)

“Prohibiting Immorality” in Public Affairs Quarterly 4:3 (1989)

“Liberty or Liberties?” in The Restraint of Liberty, ed. John Gray (Bowling Green University Press,1985)


Review of Ripstein’s Equality, Responsibility, and the Law for Philosophical Books 42:3 (2001)

Review of Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty for Law and Philosophy (1998)

Review of Burton’s Judging in Good Faith for Mind 104 (1994)

Review of Rosenbaum’s Constitutionalism for Nous 27:4 (1993)