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Dr. Mike Martin

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Philosophy
Scholarly Works:
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University of Utah, Bachelor of Arts
University of Utah, Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.


Mike W. Martin (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) is Professor of Philosophy. He has published about 100 articles and 12 books, including Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science (Lexington Books, 2007), Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life (Ashgate Publishing, 2007), From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture (Oxford University Press, 2006), Happiness and the Good Life (2012) and Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2000). He teaches courses in applied ethics.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

"Paradoxes of Happiness," Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, ed. Alex C. Michalos (Springer, 2014), 4581-4583.
"Love, Sex, and Relationships," The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, ed. Stan van Hooft (Acumen Publishing, 2014), 242-251.
Mike W. Martin, "Paradoxes of Happiness," in Antonella Delle Fave, editor, The Exploration of Happiness: Present and Future Perspectives (New York: Springer, 2013), pp. 31-46.
Mike W. Martin, Of Mottos and Morals: Simple Words for Complex Virtues (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013).
"Psychotherapy as Cultivating Character," Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, 19:1 (March 2012): 37-39.
Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science, Korean translation of my book first published in 2007 (Seokwangsa Publishing Company, Korea).
Ethics in Engineering, 4th ed., with Roland Schinzinger, Serbian translation (McGraw-Hill International), 2011.
Introduction to Engineering Ethics, 2d edition, with Roland Schinzinger, Chinese translation, McGraw-Hill International, 2011.
Happiness and the Good Life (Oxford University Press, 2011).
"Suffering in Happy Lives," in Philosophy and Happiness, ed. Lisa Bortolotti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 100-115.
"Of Mottos and Morals," International Journal of Applied Philosophy 25:1 (2011): 49-60.
Physical Therapy Ethics, 2d edition, coauthor Donald Gabard, F.A. Davis, 2011.
Ethics in Engineering, 4th ed., with Roland Schinzinger, Chinese translation (McGrwal-Hill International), 2010.
"Balancing Work and Leisure," in The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work, edited by Mitchell R. Haney and A. David Kline (Lexington Books, 2010), pp. 7-24.
"Personality Disorders and Moral Responsibility," in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 17:2 (2010): 127-129.
Ethics in Engineering, 4th ed., with Roland Schinzinger, Korean tranlation (McGraw-Hill International), 2009.
"Happily Self-Deceived," Social Theory and Practice, 35:1 (2009): 1-16.
"Truth and Healing a Vetern's Depression," Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, 16:3 (2009): 229-231.
Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science, paperback edition, Lexington Books, 2008.
"Paradoxes of Happiness," Journal of Happiness Studies 9:2 (2008): 171-184.