Andrew Fiala, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Director of Ethics Center at Fresno State

California State University, Fresno
2380 E. Keats. Ave M/S MB 105
Fresno, CA 93740

Office:  MB 105


Phone:  (559) 278-2124

Also see:

Fiala in Beijing at ISUD meeting June 2010


Andrew Fiala CV (Jan. 2014)




Barbara MacKinnon and Andrew Fiala, Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues (Cengage, 2014)



Introduction to Philosophy (Kendall Hunt, 2010)


Scholarly Books


Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy.  (Edited by Andrew Fiala).  Anticipated publication date: Fall 2014 (Bloomsbury Publishing)


Selected Articles

Fresno Bee Religion and Ethics Columns


Scholarly Articles Opinion Pieces
"Animal Welfare" in Critical Food Issues (Praeger, 2009) "We Need More Critical Thinking" Fresno Bee August 28, 2010

"Reaffirm Faith in First Amendment" Fresno Bee February 20, 2010

“Getting Back to Basics in Budget Crisis” Fresno Bee, August 22,2009.
“God, Reason, and Ethics: Love and the Good Samaritan” Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15:2 (Fall 2008), 72-81. “Morality, Memory, and Memorial Day” San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2009.
“Pacifism” in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. “Science Raises Difficult Moral Questions” Fresno Bee, March 14, 2009.
“The Vanity of Temporal Things: Hegel and the Ethics of War” in Studies in the History of Ethics, February 2006. “Justice or Liberty: Must We Choose?” Fresno Bee, August 30, 2008.
"Toleration" in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2004) Religious Freedom in Fresno, San Francisco Chronicle, January 17, 2008
“Terrorism and the Philosophy of History: Liberalism, Realism and the Supreme Emergency Exemption” in Essays in Philosophy (2002) "Why Torture Lessens us All" Fresno Bee, November 9, 2007
  "On Seeing the Suffering We Cause," Common Dreams, March 30, 2007
  "Philosophy, the Pope, and Interfaith Dialogue," Fresno Bee, September 23, 2006
  "King Preached Non-Violence Too," Op-Ed (San Francisco Chronicle) January 16, 2006
  War on Terror, Op-Ed (Fresno Bee) September 10, 2005

Hear Fiala discuss Jesus, Ethics, and the Golden Rule on Philosophy Talk: "How Relevant is Jesus?" (originally broadcast on Dec. 20, 2009)


Other Projects

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Project: "Ethics, Religion, and Civil Discourse" (with Vincent Biondo)

Script Writer for "The Moral Is" on KVPR radio (89.3) with Jack Benninga and the Bonner Center for Character Education--available at KVPR Archive

Philosophy in the Contemporary World (Andrew Fiala is the Co-Editor of this journal (along with Joseph Orosco at Oregon State); for more information see ): General Call for Papers for PCW

Student Survival Guide for Philosophy (at Wadsworth Press website, written by Andrew Fiala)

Student Survival Guide (NEW)