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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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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.