Associate Professor
Willard-DiLoreto Hall
  • Cameron Brewer is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Central. His main areas of research are History of Philosophy, Pedagogy, and Ethics. In History of Philosophy, he is most interested in the metaphysics of Kant and Hume. In Ethics, he is most interested in ethical theory, the ethics of eliminating invasive species, and healthcare ethics. 
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ursinus College
Publications, Research & Presentations
  • "Guilty or Not Guilty: A Philosophical Exercise" Teaching Philosophy, (forthcoming).
  • “Proof Golf: A Logic Game” Teaching Philosophy, Vol 45. Issue 3:279-298, 2022.
  • "The Narrative Coherence Standard and the Dangers of Excessive Paternalism" with Kailie Zampino. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 11(1): 43-45, 2020.
  • “The Problem of Time’s Passage:
 Using Historical Arguments to Inform the Debate.” International Journal of Technoethics 10 (1): 24-36, 2019.
  • “Obtaining Support for Eradication Programs Using a Common Ethical Language.” International Journal of Technoethics 9 (2): 15-25, 2018.
  • “Strategies for Teaching Kant’s Metaphysics and Hume’s Skepticism in Survey Courses.” Teaching Philosophy, Vol 41. Issue 1:1-19, 2018.
  • “Consistency in the Structure of Global Health Research Consortia” with Idelys Amador. The American Journal of Bioethics, Vol 16. Issue 10: 54-56, 2016.
  • “Weighing the Ethical Considerations of Autonomy and Efficacy with Respect to Mandatory Warning Labels” with George N. Himes III. The American Journal of Bioethics, Vol 15. Issue 3: 14-15, 2015.
  • “Reassessing the Ethical Importance of Efficacy and Autonomy in Optogenetics Trials,” with Evan Nicolai. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 5(3): 14-16, 2014.
  • “Inherently Problematic,” with Evan Nicolai. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 5(1): 43-44, 2014. 
  • “The Metaphysical Assumptions Required for Political Autonomy,” with Jessica Morgan Gascoigne, American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 4(4):67-9, 2013. 
  • “Regulating Methylphenidate: Enhancing Cognition and Social Inequality,” with Heather DeGrote, American Journal of Bioethics, 13(7):47-9, 2013. 
  • “Justifying Tomorrow’s ESCROs,” with Heather DeGrote. American Journal of Bioethics, 13(1):65-6, 2013. 
  • “A Paradoxical Ethical Framework for Unpredictable Drug Shortages,"  with Rebecca Bamford, Bayly Bucknell, Heather DeGrote, Loren Fabry, Madeleine E. M. Hammerlund and Bryan M. Weisbrod. American Journal of Bioethics, 12(1):16-8, 2012. 
Courses Taught

Philosophy Courses Taught:

  • PHIL 112: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 144: Moral Issues
  • PHIL 221: Introduction to Modern Logic
  • PHIL 243: Philosophy of Bioethics
  • PHIL 310: Philosophy Research and Writing
  • PHIL 330: Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 332: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 335: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 346: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 400: Seminar in Philosophy
  • PHIL 497: Philosophy Thesis Preparation
  • PHIL 498: Philosophy Thesis
  • PHIL 499: Philosophy Thesis Completion