Dr. Timothy J. Madigan
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Kearney Hall, Room 430
Phone: (585) 385-5259
Education: B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Timothy J. Madigan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and the Director of its Irish Studies Program. He holds a doctorate degree in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as M.A. and B.A. degrees from the same institution.
Dr. Madigan is the author of W. K. Clifford and “The Ethics of Belief” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010); and co-author (with Tim Delaney) of The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction (McFarland, 2009) and Sports: Why People Love Them! (University Press of America, 2009). He also edited Promethean Love (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008), and edited and wrote the introduction to God and the Philosophers by his friend the late Paul Edwards (Prometheus Books, 2009). In addition, he has written articles for several publications, including The Journal of Popular Culture, Ethical Record, Academe, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, The New York Sociologist, and Philosophy Now magazine, for which he writes a regular column entitled “Food for Thought.”
A frequent lecturer on topics relating to applied ethics, philosophy and popular culture, and the ethics of belief, Dr. Madigan has given presentations at several institutions of learning throughout the United States and abroad. He is also a Speaker in the Humanities for the New York Council for the Humanities.
Dr. Madigan’s areas of interest include Medical Ethics, Business Ethics, Computer Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Popular Culture and Philosophy. He is an officer in the Bertrand Russell Society, and is the Division Chair for Philosophy and Popular Culture for the Popular Culture Association, where he also serves as an elected member of its board of directors.
Lucretius: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance (co-edited with David Suits), RIT Press, 2011.
W. K. Clifford and 'The Ethics of Belief', Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
The Sociology of Sports (co-written with Tim Delaney), McFarland Publishing, 2009.
Promethean Love, edited by Timothy J. Madigan, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.