College of Arts & Sciences Philosophy

Leroy Meyer

Leroy Meyer
Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences
UE East Hall 304
Professor since 1999, Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1975; M.A., Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1970; B.A., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1969
Teaching Interests:
Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, Ethics in Science, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of War & Peace
Research Interests:
Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy fo War & Peace, Ethics in Science, Philosophy of Violence & Nonviolence
  • Ph D, Philosophical Logic/Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1975
  • MA, Philosophy of Science/Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1970
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1969
  • Meyer, L., Ahimsa in the Face of War, pending.
Awards and Honors:
  • Keynote speaker, Realia: Philosophy in Service to Humanity, 2005
  • 49th Harrington Lecturer, USD College of Arts & Sciences, 2002
  • Meyer, L. N. (2014, October). The Clouds of August:Philosophical Critique of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Presented at the USD Humanities research Forum, Neuharth center, USD.
  • Meyer, L. (2012, November). The Atomic Bombings of Japan. Presented at the Nerd Nite, Raziel's Resaurant, vermillion, SD.
  • Meyer, L. (2011, November). “A Stereoscopic View of War: the Just War Tradition in the Light of Hobbes and Clausewitz”. Presented at the Second Annual South Dakota Philosophy Conference, Augustana College, Sioux Falls.
  • Meyer, L. (2011, August). “Creativity, Transcendence, & the Atomic Bomb: S-1 and the Ontological Interest of Humanity”. Presented at the Realia Conference, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
  • Meyer, L. (2011, July). “Who Killed Cock Robin: Magnification of Culpability through Collective Responsibility”. Presented at the 50th Annual Realia Conference, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA.