Richard Sherlock

Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information:
0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-0720

richard.sherlock@usu.edu
(435) 797-1244
Office: Main 202 E

Educational Background
B.A. University of Utah, 1970 (with honors)
Master of Theological Studies, Harvard, 1972
Ph.D., Harvard, 1978


Courses Regularly Taught
Medical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Ethical issues in Biotechnology
Philosophical Theology


Current Research Interests
The concept of conscience and early modern arguments for religious toleration, ethical and conceptual issues in biotechnology, e.g. "playing God", "genetic trespassing", "the precautionary principle"


Recent Publications/Presentations
With John Morrey, "Ethical Issues in Transgenics" Cloning vol.2, 11-22

"Sin, Grace, and Ethics: Reinhold Neibuhr" in David Paulsen, ed. Christian Theology in the 20th Century (Suny Press)

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology, Rowman and LittleField

"The Theology of Toleration: Locke's Reasonableness of Christianity" Jewish Political Studies Review (1998) 173-201


Other Professionally related experience
Member of Society for Philosophy and Technology, American Philosophical Association, and Association for Politics and the Life Sciences


Curriculum Vitae