Ethical Theory, Metaethics, Moral Psychology, Moral Responsibility, Applied Ethics, Practical Reason
Dr. Allen Coates earned his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University and has been teaching at ETSU since 2005. He has published articles in some of the top philosophy journals, including Analysis, Philosophical Studies, and the American Philosophical Quarterly. In addition to his interests in normative and meta-ethics, Dr. Coates has also published on issues concerning rationality and reasons. Dr. Coates is the Honors-in-Discipline director for our department. He regularly teaches Ethical theory and Topics in Analytic Philosophy. Dr. Coates is a keen runner and accomplished guitarist!