Christopher O. Tollefsen

Christopher O. Tollefsen is Professor in the Department of Philosophy of the University of South Carolina. His areas of specialization include moral philosophy and practical ethics. Currently he is doing work in natural law ethics, liberal perfectionism, medical ethics, the ethics and politics of inquiry, philosophical embryology, the nature of human action, end of life issues, and ethics and education. He has published extensively in academic journals on topics of bioethics, meta-ethics, and the New Natural Law Theory. A graduate of Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, he holds a doctorate in philosophy from Emory University.



Our addiction to technology
7 Jul 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: culture, family, internet addiction
Resistance must begin in the home.


‘To Whom Do Children Belong?’ A defense of parents’ rights
16 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: biological parents, family policy, parental rights
Exploring the special rights of parents and the obligations of biology.


The gospel of happiness
20 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, Happiness, psychology
What positive psychology and Christianity can learn from each other.


Gender identity in an age of cultural confusion
23 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender identity, lying, philosophy
Can one change one's gender?


Incest and pornography: more similar than we think
29 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: incest, marriage, pornography
Incest remains taboo, but pornography also corrupts marriages and families.


Should we really treat animals like humans?
30 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, Christian theology, ethics
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.


Dismantling the new atheism
2 Jul 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, religion, science
A new book by a leading philosopher argues that there is a deep compatibility between science and religion and a hidden incompatibility between science and naturalism.


Live Action’s act: a critique
25 Feb 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Live Action media, moral absolutes, Planned Parenthood
For all the good that may come of the expose of Planned Parenthood, the means used are extremely troubling.


The abiding significance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
10 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, ethics, ethics of warfare, sanctity of life, US, warfare
Americans must still wrestle with what it means to take the lives of innocent civilians intentionally.


Liberalism and higher education
11 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: freedom, higher education, liberalism
We all agree that we should be free, equal and independent. But what does it mean to be free?


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