Amherst, MA 01002, United States
Wallace graduated from Amherst College as a Bachelor of Arts in 1959.
Ithaca, NY 14850, United States
Wallace received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Cornell University in 1963.
Wallace graduated from Amherst College as a Bachelor of Arts in 1959. Four years later he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Cornell University.
Wallace began his career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he was appointed as an instructor from 1962 to 1963, becoming an assistant professor in 1963, he had held the post for five years. Wallace served as an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for two years from 1968, rising to a professor of philosophy in 1970, he also worked as a department head from 1970 to 1977. He was also a fellow in Program for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics at that educational institution for a year from 1991. Wallace worked at Cornell University at the position of a James H. Becker Lecturer in 1990.
Wallace is currently an emeritus professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His teaching has covered a variety of subjects, such as value theory, practical reasoning, social and political philosophy, bioethics, ancient Greek philosophy and philosophy of art.
Wallace is the author of books on the theme of morality and ethics that draw on the American philosophical tradition of Pragmatism, especially the ethical theory of an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey. Wallace's works include Norms and Practices, Ethical Norms, Particular Cases, Moral Relevance and Moral Conflict, and Virtues and Vices. In addition, he is a contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including American Philosophical Quarterly, Ethics, Philosophical Studies, Analysis, Review of Metaphysics, Nous, and Dialogue.
Wallace married Sally Foster in 1960. The couple has two children - David Foster and Amy Wallace Havens.