Meet Marcus Arvan
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Phone: (813) 257-3674
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
Building: FCA Room: 205
1998 Tufts University, B.A.
2008 University of Arizona, Ph.D.
Theories of Justice
The Morality of War
Marcus Arvan specializes in moral and political theory. He has published two books, Rightness as Fairness: A Moral and Political Theory (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016) and Neurofunctional Prudence and Morality: A Philosophical Theory (Routledge, 2020), defending a unified theory of prudence, morality and justice inspired by cognitive science. He has also published peer-reviewed journals on human rights, free will and the hypothesis that fundamental physics is best explained by the theory that the world is a computer simulation.
Professional and Community Activities
Arvan has coached UT’s highly successful Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl debate teams, and served as education director of the UN Association of Tampa Bay. He has organized a variety of on-campus and off-campus events on human rights and justice, and owns The Philosophers’ Cocoon, a widely trafficked weblog that serves as a supportive forum for early-career philosophers.