Jeffrey Fry

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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North Quad 212  Phone: 765-285-1246  Fax: 765-285-1245

Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Jeff Fry graduated from Indiana University with a double major Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Studies. The title of his dissertation is "Self-Esteem, Moral Luck, and the Meaning of Grace." His specialty areas include Ethics, the Philosophy of Sport, and Philosophy of Religion. He is an active participant in sports, and has taught "Advanced Basketball." He has recently developed an interest in the intersection of neuroscience, philosophy of mind, and ethics, and in how these disciplines can be combined to illuminate and enrich the philosophy of sport. Recent publications include “On the Supposed Duty to Try One’s Hardest in Sports,” in Philosophy in the Contemporary World (Fall 2011), and “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Virtuous,” chapter in The Olympics and Philosophy (edited by Austin and Reid/University Press of Kentucky, 2012). In addition to teaching Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Philosophy of Sport, in recent years he has developed and taught a number of new course topics, including “Happiness, Ethics, and the Meaning of Life,” “Mind, Brain, and Ethics,” and “Moral Psychology, ‘the Hidden Brain,’ and the Pursuit of Happiness.” He also teaches Philosophy of Religion.

Course Schedule
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    Section
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    Time
    Time
    Days
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  • Course
    Ethics
    No.
    202
    Section
    1
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    1230-1345
    Days
    T R
    Location
    NQ 078
  • Course
    Ethics
    No.
    202
    Section
    2
    Section
    1400-1515
    Days
    T R
    Location
    NQ 078
  • Course
    Current Issues in Ph
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    312
    Section
    1
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    0930-1045
    Days
    T R
    Location
    BB 100
Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays)
Phone: 765-285-1244
Fax: 765-285-1245
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