Faculty Profile

David Kaplan

Title
Chair
Department
Philosophy and Religion
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Fordham University, 1998.
Major: Philosophy
MA, Fordham University, 1993.
Major: Philosophy
BA, Tulane University, 1988.
Major: Philosophy

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2024
PHIL 4970.002, Philosophy Capstone, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2023
PHIL 3900.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2023
PHIL 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2023
PHIL 4970.002, Philosophy Capstone, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5900.003, Special Problems, Spring 2023
PHIL 6900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2023
PHIL 5900.003, Special Problems, Fall 2022
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2022
PHIL 5250.001, Topics in the History of Philosophy, Fall 2022 SPOT
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2022
PHIL 6900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2022
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.004, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
PHIL 5950.001, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
PHIL 4970.001, Philosophy Capstone, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5900.008, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 5900.11, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 5250.001, Topics in the History of Philosophy, Spring 2021 SPOT
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.003, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
PHIL 3400.001, Ethical Theory, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
PHIL 4970.001, Philosophy Capstone, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2020
PHIL 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2020
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5100.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2019
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
PHIL 3400.001, Ethical Theory, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3100.001, Aesthetics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
PHIL 3400.001, Ethical Theory, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6760.001, Topics in Environmental Philosophy, Fall 2017 SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2017
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
PHIL 3400.001, Ethical Theory, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6250.001, Aesthetics, Fall 2016 SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3450.001, Philosophy of Technology, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
PHIL 3330.001, Modern Philosophy, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PHIL 5400.001, Seminar in Ethical Theory, Spring 2015
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
PHIL 3400.001, Ethical Theory, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 4300.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
PHIL 5500.001, Philosophy of Science and Technology, Spring 2014
PHIL 3450.001, Philosophy of Technology, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
PHIL 4600.001, Phenomenology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 3900.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PHIL 6250.001, Aesthetics, Spring 2013
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
PHIL 3900.001, Philosophy of Food, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
PHIL 5910.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
PHIL 4970.001, Capstone Seminar, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
PHIL 1800.001, Philosophy of Self, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PHIL 3100.001, Aesthetics, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2011
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
PHIL 6910.709, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
PHIL 6910.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
PHIL 4970.001, Capstone Seminar, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
PHIL 6960.001, Semester in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2011
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PHIL 4910.709, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
PHIL 3900.001, Philosophy of Food, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2010
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2010
PHIL 5910.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 6900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
PHIL 4600.001, Phenomenology, Spring 2010 Syllabus
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHIL 4970.001, Capstone Seminar, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
PHIL 6120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2009
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2009
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2009
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PHIL 4910.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PHIL 5910.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PHIL 4970.001, Capstone Seminar, Spring 2009
PHIL 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
PHIL 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
PHIL 5960.002, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2009
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 4910.709, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 4970.001, Capstone Seminar, Fall 2008
PHIL 4600.001, Phenomenology, Fall 2008
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PHIL 5910.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PHIL 2600.001, Ethics in Science, Spring 2008
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PHIL 6100.001, Aesthetics, Fall 2007
PHIL 4960.002, Proseminar in Philosophy, Fall 2007
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PHIL 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PHIL 2600.001, Ethics in Science, Spring 2007
PHIL 5960.001, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2007
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PHIL 3330.001, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2006
PHIL 4960.003, Proseminar in Philosophy, Fall 2006
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2006
PHIL 5960.002, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2006
PHIL 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PHIL 5910.709, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PHIL 3100.001, Aesthetics, Fall 2005
PHIL 3120.001, Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2005

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Kaplan, D. M. (2020). Food Philosophy. Columbia University Press.
Kaplan, D. M. (2019). Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, 2nd edition.
Kaplan, D. M. (2017). Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment.
Kaplan, D. M. (2014). Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics.
Kaplan, D. M. (2012). The Philosophy of Food.
Kaplan, D. M. (2010). Readings in the Philosophy of Technology, 2nd edition.
Kaplan, D. M. (2008). Reading Ricoeur.
Kaplan, D. M. (2003). Ricoeur's Critical Theory.
Book Chapter
Kaplan, D. M., Reijers, W., A. R., Coeckelbergh, M. Ricoeur's Critical Theory of Technology. Interpreting Technology: Ricoeur on Questions Concerning Ethics and Technology. Rowman & Littlefield.
Kaplan, D. M. (2016). "Food and Technology." In Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics. Routledge.
Kaplan, D. M. (2015). "Narratives of Food, Agriculture, and the Environment." In Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Kaplan, D. M. (2015). "What Wrong with Artificial Ingredients?" In Philosophy Comes to Dinner. Routledge.
Kaplan, D. M. (2014). "Introduction to Food Ethics." In Food Ethics.
Kaplan, D. M. (2012). "What's Wrong with Processed Food?" In The Good Life in a Technological Age.
Kaplan, D. M. (2011). "Paul Ricoeur and the Philosophy of Technology." In Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005): Remembering a Life, Continuing the Work.
Kaplan, D. M. (2011). "Thing Hermeneutics." In Gadamer and Ricoeur: Critical Horizons for Contemporary Hermeneutics.
Kaplan, D. M. (2010). "Paul Ricoeur and Development Ethics." In A Passion for the Possible: Thinking With Paul Ricoeur.
Kaplan, D. M. (2009). "Agricultural Ethics." In A Companion to Philosophy of Technology.
Kaplan, D. M. (2009). "Food Ethics." In A Companion to Philosophy of Technology.
Kaplan, D. M. (2009). "Technology and Capitalism." In A Companion to Philosophy of Technology.
Kaplan, D. M. (2009). "Technology and Globalization." In A Companion to Philosophy of Technology.
Kaplan, D. M. (2008). "How to Read Technology Critically,".
Kaplan, D. M. (2008). "How to Read Technology Critically." In New Waves in Philosophy of Technology.
Kaplan, D. M. (2008). "Ricoeur's Critical Theory,".
Kaplan, D. M. (2007). "What's Wrong With Functional Foods?".
Kaplan, D. M. (2005). "Ricoeur's Theory of Truth: From Phenomenology to Communicative Action." In The Hermeneutic Turn in Phenomenology.
Kaplan, D. M. (2004). "What's Wrong With Genetically Modified Food?".
Book Review
Kaplan, D. M. (2004). Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought.
Kaplan, D. M. (2004). What Makes Us Think ?.
Encyclopedia Article
Kaplan, D. M. (2014). "Food Ethics," entry in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, 2nd edition. MacMillan Publishers.
Kaplan, D. M. (2008). "Food," entry in Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Kaplan, D. M. (2006). "Paul Ricoeur," entry in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition.
Kaplan, D. M. (2005). "Herbert Marcuse," entry in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.
Kaplan, D. M. (2005). "The World Trade Organization," entry in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.
Journal Article
Kaplan, D. M. (2021). Hunger Hermeneutics. Topoi. 39(4), .
Kaplan, D. M. (2009). "What Things Still Don't Do,".
Kaplan, D. M. (2007). "Paul Ricoeur and the Nazis". Research in Phenomenology. 37(2), .
Kaplan, D. M. (2007). "Paul Ricoeur and the Philosophy of Technology,". Journal of French Philosophy. 16(2), .
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    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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