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Alan John Simmons

Alan John Simmons, American philosophy educator. National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1987-1988. Member American Society Political Legal Philosophy (vice president since 1997), N. American Society Social Philosophy (executive board 1983-1984), Virginia Philosophical Association, American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Center Advanced Studies.

Background

  • Simmons, Alan John was born on May 4, 1950 in Dover, New Jersey, United States. Son of Alan Gleason and Jessie May (Ahrens) Simmons.

  • Education

    • AB summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1972. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1977.

    Career

    • Assistant professor philosophy University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976-1981, associate professor philosophy, 1981-1989, professor philosophy, since 1989, Commonwealth professor philosophy, since 1997, professor law, since 2001. Visiting assistant professor philosophy Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1981. Consultant Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia, 1982-1988.

      Visiting professor philosophy University Hawaii, Manoa, 1990.

    Works

    • Moral Principles and Political Obligations
    • Outlining the major competing theories in the history of political and moral philosophy--from Locke and Hume through Hart, Rawls, and Nozick--John Simmons attempts to understand and solve the ancient problem of political obligation.

    Membership

    Member American Society Political Legal Philosophy (vice president since 1997), N. American Society Social Philosophy (executive board 1983-1984), Virginia Philosophical Association, American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Center Advanced Studies.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Claire Dreyfus, March 26, 1969 (divorced August 1982). 1 child, Shawn Kathleen Simmons. Married Nancy Ellen Schauber, May 30, 1987.

      1 child, Sarah Anne Schauber Simmons.
    • father: Alan Gleason Simmons
    • mother: Jessie May (Ahrens) Simmons
    • spouses: Jean Claire Dreyfus
    • Nancy Ellen Schauber
    • children: Shawn Kathleen Simmons
    • Sarah Anne Schauber Simmons
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    Born May 4, 1950
    (age 67)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Princeton University
    • 1975
      Cornell University
    • 1977
      Cornell University
    • 1976 - 1981
      Assistant, professor philosophy University Virginia
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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